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Patent Act (Act No. 121 of April 13, 1959, as last amended by Act No. 16 of April 18, 2008)

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Year of current version:2008
Date of last amendment:April 18, 2008
Date of Text (Enacted):April 13, 1959
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Utility Models
Notes:This compilation of Japan's patent law takes into account amendments to the principal Patent Act No. 121 of April 13, 1959 up to Act No. 16 of April 18, 2008.
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特許法(昭和34年4月13日法律第121号。最終改正平成20年4月18日法律第16号) 特許法(昭和34年4月13日法律第121号。最終改正平成20年4月18日法律第16号), Complete document (pdf) [377 KB] 特許法(昭和34年4月13日法律第121号。最終改正平成20年4月18日法律第16号), Complete document (htm) [567 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:JP101

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