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Patents Act 1978 (Act No. 57 of 1978, as amended up to Patents Amendment Act 2002)

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Year of current version:2003
Date of last amendment:January 15, 2003
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1979
Date of Text (Enacted):April 26, 1978
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection
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Patents Act 1978 (Act No. 57 of 1978, as amended up to Patents Amendment Act 2002) Patents Act 1978 (Act No. 57 of 1978, as amended up to Patents Amendment Act 2002), Complete document (pdf) [352 KB]

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