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Intellectual Property Laws Rationalisation Act 1996 (Act No. 107 of 1996)

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Year of current version:1996
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1998
Date of Text (Enacted):November 12, 1996
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Other, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks
Notes:This Act provides for the “integration of intellectual property rights subsisting in Bophuthatswana, Transkei, Venda and Ciskei into the national system; to extend the South African intellectual property rights legislation throughout the Republic; to repeal certain other intellectual property laws; and to provide for matters connected therewith.”
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