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Protection Against Unfair Competition Act 2002

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Year of current version:2002
Date of entry into force of original text:September 5, 2002
Date of Text (Enacted):2002
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
The notification by Tonga to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Act was enacted in line with Tonga's obligations under the TRIPS Agreement and the Paris Convention and in order to award protection against acts or practices that may be deemed unfair competition under those agreements and the said Act.
With regard to Intellectual Property, the protection against unfair competition constitutes a supplementary protection, additional to the protection of specific intellectual property subject-matter in terms of protecting it against any violation of the secrecy of the inventor/invention or in the form of protection against unfair competitive behaviour in trademark practices.'
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English

Protection Against Unfair Competition Act 2002 Protection Against Unfair Competition Act 2002, Complete document (pdf) [43 KB]

Tongan

Lao Ki He Malu‘I Mei He Fe‘Auhi Ta‘Etotonu 2002
Fakahokohoko ‘O E Ngaahi Kupu Lao Ki He Malu‘I Mei He Fe‘Auhi Ta‘Etotonu 2002<br/>Fakahokohoko ‘O E Ngaahi Kupu, Complete document (pdf) [56 KB]

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