Papua New Guinea

Companies Act 1997

Year of Version:1997
Date of Entry into Force:1997
Date of Text (Enacted):1997
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Other, Trade Names
This Act reforms the law relating to companies and to repeal the Companies Act (Chapter 146) and makes provisions for related matters.

For provisions concerning the protection of intellectual property rights, see:

Part IV.- Company name (see page 40)

Part XIII. – Registration of Charges
Section 231.- Priorities of Charges
Subsection (5) "Schedule 15 does not apply so as to affect the operation of– ...(b) the Trade Marks Act 1978" (see page 197).

Part XX.-"Overseas Companies" (see page 326)
Section 384. "Overseas companies may register for name protection purposes"
Section 386. "Application for registration"
Section 387. "Registration of overseas company"
Section 388. "Name of overseas company"
Available Texts: 

Companies Act 1997 Companies Act 1997, Complete document (pdf) [811 KB] Companies Act 1997, Complete document (htm) [1232 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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Relates to

WIPO Lex No.:PG013