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Patents Act 1990 (consolidated as of 6 August 2010)

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Year of current version:2010
Date of entry into force of original text:April 30, 1991
Date of Text (Enacted):October 30, 1990
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:The compilation of Australia's patent law consolidates the amendments to the principal Patents Act (No. 83) of 1990 up to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 - Act No. 103 of 2010 (prepared on August 6, 2010 by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing, Attorney-General's Department, Canberra).

See the "Notes" section to this compilation of the Patents Act 1990 on page 183 for a complete list of the consolidated amendments.
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:AU211

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