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Law on Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs

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Year of current version:2003
Date of entry into force of original text:January 22, 2003
Date of Text (Enacted):January 22, 2003
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Patents (Inventions), Utility Models
Notes:
-The Law was supplemented on June 29, 2006 by Prakas (Decree) No. 706 on Procedure granting Patent and Utility Model Certificates.

-The Law on Patents (9 chapters & 137 articles) has provided a set of exclusive rights to an inventor or his assignee for a fixed period of time in exchange for disclosure of an invention, utility model or industrial design. It ensures Intellectual Property Right Enforcement mechanism which follows the principles of TRIPS to meet with its commitment during WTO accession.
Civil IP Rights Enforcement and Criminal IP Rights Enforcement can be conducted based on the provisions of Patent Law, one of the three principal IP Laws- Trademark law, Patent law and Copyright law.
For provisions on the protection of intellectual property rights, see:
Chapter 7, Articles 132-135 (Penal Enforcement of IP, Imprisonment and Fine);
Chapter 8, Article 126 (Civil Enforcement of IP Rights, Injunction-Preliminary and Final).

-The Administrative Enforcement of IP rights is entrusted to Patent Office which has been clearly defined by Law on Patent, Utility Model Certificates and Industrial Design regarding to the responsibility to enforce IP rights through the duty of its enforcement unit.
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Khmer

Law on Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs Law on Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs, Complete document (pdf) [4261 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:KH002

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