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Patents Act 1990 (consolidated as of 1 January 2011)

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Year of current version:2011
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:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions), Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:This compilation of Australia's patent law, which was prepared on 1 January 2011 by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing, Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra consolidates the amendments to the principal Patent Act No. 83, 1990 up to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 (Act No. 103 of 2010).

See the "Notes" section to this compilation of the Patents Act 1990 on page 183 for a complete listing of the consolidated amendments.
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:AU217

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