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Electronic Transactions Act - Cap. 290:01

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Belize

Year of current version:2003
Date of entry into force of original text:September 26, 2005
Date of Text (Enacted):January 31, 2003
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Other
Notes:
Amendments in force as at 31st May 2003

The notification by Belize to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:

'The main objective of the act is to eliminate legal barriers to the effective use of electronic communications in legal transactions. This act is relevant to the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement because it permits the registration of an intellectual property right within a reasonable duration of time in order to avoid unwarranted curtailment of the period of protection (as per Article 62.2 of the TRIPS Agreement). In short, it expedites the intellectual property registration process.'
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