Papua New Guinea

Drugs Act 1952

Year of Version:1952
Date of Entry into Force:1952
Date of Text (Enacted):1952
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks
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For provisions concerning the protection of intellectual property rights, see:

Part V. – "Offences and Legal Proceedings" :

-Provisions related to Drug Patents:
Section 12. "Sale of Drugs not of Nature, Substance or Quality Demanded"
Subsection (b) "the drug is a proprietary medicine or is the subject of a patent in force in the country, and is supplied in the state required by the specification of the patent" (see page 10)

-Provisions relating to Trademark (Labeling):
Section 14. "Disinfectants",
Subsection 14 (1): Names of the substance or compound and the percentage of the active ingredients of disinfectants must appear on the distintive and legible labels.

Section 15. General Defences, Subsections 15 (1), (2) (Drugs must be indentified by distintive and legible labels) (see page 11)

Section 19. Regulations (Mixed or altered drugs, disinfectants or preservatives must be identified by labels) (see page 13)
Available Texts: 

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Relates to

WIPO Lex No.:PG031