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Patent Act (Act No. 950 of November 28, 1949, as amended by Act No. 9985 of January 27, 2010)

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 the amendments up to 2010.
For the latest amendments made by Act No. 9985 of January 27, 2010, see Articles 96(1), 106(1), (3), and (4), 106-2(4), 190(1), and 191.
Available Texts: 
English

Patent Act (Act No. 950 of November 28, 1949, as amended by Act No. 9985 of January 27, 2010) Patent Act (Act No. 950 of November 28, 1949, as amended by Act No. 9985 of January 27, 2010), Complete document (pdf) [504 KB]

Korean

특허법 특허법, Complete document (pdf) [963 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:KR065

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