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Patent Act (as amended up to Act of December 17, 2008)

Year of Version:2008
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, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:
This consolidated version of 2008 of the Patent Act of 1936, which was revised and re-published on December 16, 1980, incorporates amendments up to Article 83a of the Act of December 17, 2008.
The consolidated version is subsequently amended by Article 1 of the Act of July 31, 2009, on Improvement of Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights.

The English translation of the consolidated version is reproduced with the permission of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) 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 Act of December 17, 2008) Patent Act (as amended up to Act of December 17, 2008), Complete document (pdf) [199 KB]

German

Patentgesetz (zuletzt geändert durch Gesetz vom 17. Dezember 2008) Patentgesetz (zuletzt geändert durch Gesetz vom 17. Dezember 2008), Complete document (pdf) [187 KB] Patentgesetz (zuletzt geändert durch Gesetz vom 17. Dezember 2008), Complete document (htm) [627 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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