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Lao People's Democratic Republic

Decree No. 01/PM of Prime Minister on Patent, Petty Patent and Industrial Designs

Year of current version:2002
Date of entry into force of original text:January 17, 2002
Date of Text (Issued):January 17, 2002
Type of Text:IP Laws: issued by the Executive
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Patents (Inventions), Utility Models
Notes:
Laos became a member of the ASEAN Common Filing System on Patents in 2000, but lacks qualified patent examiners.
The Decree of January 2002 is the first decree on the protection of patents, petty patents, and industrial designs.

At present, no system exists for issuing copyrights. However, a draft copyright law was developed in 2005.
In addition to this, Intellectual Property Law including copyright and related rights based on the WIPO model law and the requirements of the TRIPS Agreement was under preparation with promulgation expected in 2010.
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