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Year of current version:2004
Date of Text (Adopted):1967
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
This is the Constitution of 1967, as amended on November 26, 1989, November 26, 1994, December 8, 1996, and October 31, 2004.

The Uruguayan Constitution recognizes a free, independent and sovereign Republic, with the exclusive right to establish their laws.

In its Art 33, Section II of Duties Rights and Guarantees provides that intellectual work, as well as the right of the authors, inventors or artists, will be recognized and protected by law. Similarly, through Article 34 dictates that all artistic and historical wealth of the country, whoever the owner, is cultural treasure of the nation. Will be under the protection of the state and the law will establish what is deemed necessary for its defense.

Corresponds to the President of the Republic, acting with the respective minister or ministers, or the Council of Ministers to grant Industrial Privileges under the law, see Article 168 (21). In relation to Administrative Acts, see Articles 317, 318 and 332.
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La Constitución Uruguaya
con las modificaciones puplicadas el 26 de noviembre de 1989, el 26 de noviembre de 1994, el 8 de diciembre de 1996 y el 31 de octubre de 2004 La Constitución Uruguaya <br/>con las modificaciones puplicadas el 26 de noviembre de 1989, el 26 de noviembre de 1994, el 8 de diciembre de 1996 y el 31 de octubre de 2004, Complete document (pdf) [323 KB] La Constitución Uruguaya <br/>con las modificaciones puplicadas el 26 de noviembre de 1989, el 26 de noviembre de 1994, el 8 de diciembre de 1996 y el 31 de octubre de 2004, Complete document (htm) [428 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:UY049

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