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Law on Patents and Utility Models (Consolidated Text of Law No. 24.481 of March 30, 1995, as amended by Law No. 24.572 of September 28, 1995, approved by Decree No. 260 of March 20, 1996)

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Year of current version:1996
Date of last amendment:March 22, 1996
Date of Text (Enacted):March 30, 1995
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Transfer of Technology, Utility Models
Notes:
The notification by Argentina to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Law No. 24.481 as amended by Law No. 24.572 constitutes Annex I of Decree No. 260/96 of March 20, 1996. Annex II of the said Decree contains the Regulations under the Law. Annex III contains the Schedule of Fees on Trademarks.'

Title VII, Article 90 of the Law establishes that the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) is created as a self-governing body with legal personality and its own assets, which shall operate within the scope of the Ministry of Economy and Public Works. It further defines the structure of the Institute and its duties.
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Ley de Patentes de Invención y Modelos de Utilidad (Texto Refundido de la Ley N° 24.481 de 30 de marzo de 1995, como modificado por la Ley N° 24.572 de 28 de septiembre de 1995, aprobado por el Decreto N° 260 de 20 de marzo de 1996) Ley de Patentes de Invención y Modelos de Utilidad (Texto Refundido de la Ley N° 24.481 de 30 de marzo de 1995, como modificado por la Ley N° 24.572 de 28 de septiembre de 1995, aprobado por el Decreto N° 260 de 20 de marzo de 1996), Complete document (pdf) [75 KB] Ley de Patentes de Invención y Modelos de Utilidad (Texto Refundido de la Ley N° 24.481 de 30 de marzo de 1995, como modificado por la Ley N° 24.572 de 28 de septiembre de 1995, aprobado por el Decreto N° 260 de 20 de marzo de 1996), Complete document (htm) [62 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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