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Patents Amendment Act 2005 (Act No. 20 of 2005)

Year of Version:2005
Date of Text (Enacted):December 9, 2005
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Genetic Resources, Patents (Inventions), Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:The Patents Amendment Act 2005 was enacted on December 9, 2005, by the South African Parliament and entered into force on December 14, 2007.
Available Texts: 
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Patents Amendment Act 2005 (Act No. 20 of 2005) Patents Amendment Act 2005 (Act No. 20 of 2005), Complete document (pdf) [137 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:ZA029

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