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The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan

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Year of current version:2008
Date of Text (Adopted):July 18, 2008
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
Adopted in 2008, the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan marked the development of the state from an absolute monarchy to a democratic constitutional monarchy. The Constitution does not contain any provision that specifically refers to a government-based intellectual property system. However, Paragraph 13 of Article 7 ("Fundamental Rights") provides: "Every person in Bhutan shall have the right to material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he or she is the author or creator."
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