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Patents (Amendment) Act, 2002

Year of Version:2002
Date of Entry into Force:May 20, 2003
Date of Text (Enacted):May 2002
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Patents (Inventions)
Notes:The Patents (Amendment) Act, 2002 is the second of three amendments to the Patents Act of 1970 to bring India’s patent regime into compliance with the WTO TRIPs Agreement.
This Act was introduced with the new Patent Rules, 2003, which replaced the earlier Patents Rules, 1972.
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