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Law on Science and Technology (as amended up to January 28, 2011)

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Date of entry into force of original text:June 6, 2002
Date of Text (Issued):June 5, 2002
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Industrial Property, Other, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
New law published in the Official Journal of the Federation on June 5, 2002 - Last reform published DOF 28/01/2011

This law regulates the grants the Federal Government provides to promote, strengthen, develop and consolidate scientific research, technological development and innovation in general in the country.

It provides for the functioning of fiscal incentives for science and technology, the instruments for the decentralisation of science and technology activities and its financing instruments. The law also addresses regional aspects of science and technology policy through co-operation mechanisms between the federal and state levels in the definition, financing and implementation of science and technology capacity building and research and development projects.

This law has to do with Intellectual Property because much of this work will be eventually reflected in patents.
Available Texts: 
Spanish

Ley de Ciencia y Tecnología (modificada al 28 de enero de 2011) Ley de Ciencia y Tecnología (modificada al 28 de enero de 2011), Complete document (pdf) [237 KB] Ley de Ciencia y Tecnología (modificada al 28 de enero de 2011), Complete document (htm) [327 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX062

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