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Law No. 94/01 of January 20, 1994 on the Regime of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries

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Cameroon

Year of current version:1994
Date of Text (Enacted):January 20, 1994
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources
Notes:
For provisions on the protection of intellectual property rights, see Title II dealing with the protection of nature and biodiversity

In particular, Article 12 states: (1) Genetic resources of national wealth owned by the State of Cameroon. No person may use for scientific, commercial or cultural without obtaining permission.
(2) The economic or financial arising from their use gives rise to the payment of royalties to the State whose rate and manner of collection are set in proportion to their value, by order of the Minister of Finance on a proposal of Ministers competent.
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Loi n° 94/01 du 20 janvier 1994 portant régime des forêts, de la faune et de la pêche Loi n° 94/01 du 20 janvier 1994 portant régime des forêts, de la faune et de la pêche, Complete document (pdf) [185 KB]

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