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Law No. 31/2009 of 26/10/2009 on the Protection of Intellectual Property

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Year of current version:2009
Date of entry into force of original text:December 14, 2009
Date of Text (Enacted):October 26, 2009
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Trade Names, Trademarks
Notes:
For provisions as to the repeal of earlier legislation, see:

Article 294: Repeal of provisions contrary to this Act

"The Act of February 25, 1963 on Patents, Act of February 25, 1963 on Industrial Designs, the Law of 25 February 1963 relating to trademarks or trade, Law No. 27/1983 of 15 November 1983 governing Copyright, Legislative Order No. 41/63 of 24 February 1950 on the repression of unfair competition, as well as all other previous legal provisions contrary to this Act are repealed."
Available Texts: 
English

Law No. 31/2009 of 26/10/2009 on the Protection of Intellectual Property Law No. 31/2009 of 26/10/2009 on the Protection of Intellectual Property, Complete document (pdf) [396 KB]

French

Loi n° 31/2009 du 26/10/2009 portant protection de la propriété intellectuelle Loi n° 31/2009 du 26/10/2009 portant protection de la propriété intellectuelle, Complete document (pdf) [431 KB] Loi n° 31/2009 du 26/10/2009 portant protection de la propriété intellectuelle, Complete document (htm) [817 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Kinyarwanda

Itegeko N° 31/2009 ryo kuwa 26/10/2009 rigamije kuregera umutungo bwite mu BY’UBWENGE Itegeko N° 31/2009 ryo kuwa 26/10/2009 rigamije kuregera umutungo bwite mu BY’UBWENGE, Complete document (pdf) [2370 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:RW001

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