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Patent Act (as amended up to the Act of July 31, 2009)

Year of Version:2009
Date of Text (Enacted):May 5, 1936
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Utility Models
Notes:The English version of the Patent Act (as amended by the Act of July 31, 2009, was reproduced with the permission of the Japan Patent Office from the following URL http://www.jpo.go.jp/shiryou_e/s_sonota_e/fips_e/pdf/germany_e/e_tokkyo.pdf. (Retrieved on May 3, 2010).
Available Texts: 
English

Patent Act (as amended up to the Act of July 31, 2009) Patent Act (as amended up to the Act of July 31, 2009), Complete document (pdf) [199 KB]

German

Patentgesetz (zuletzt geändert durch Gesetz vom 31. Juli 2009) Patentgesetz (zuletzt geändert durch Gesetz vom 31. Juli 2009), Complete document (pdf) [187 KB] Patentgesetz (zuletzt geändert durch Gesetz vom 31. Juli 2009), Complete document (htm) [627 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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