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Patent Act (Act No. 950 of December 31, 1961, as amended up to Act No. 9381 of January 30, 2009)

Date of entry into force of original text:December 31, 1961
Date of Text (Enacted):December 31, 1961
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:This consolidated version of the Patent Act incorporates all amendments from 1990 up to 2009.
For provisions regarding the amendments to the Design Act and the Trademark Act, see 'Addendum' , Article 5, p. 116.
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