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Law on Patents and Utility Models (Consolidated Text of Law No. 24.481 of March 30, 1995, approved by Decree No. 260/1996, as amended by Law No. 24.572/1995 and Law No. 25.859/2003)

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Argentina

Year of current version:2003
Date of last amendment:December 4, 2003
Date of entry into force of original text:September 28, 1995
Date of Text (Enacted):March 30, 1995
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Transfer of Technology, Utility Models
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Law on Patents and Utility Models, which was approved by the Decree No. 260 incorporates all amendments made by Laws No. 24.572 and No. 25.859 (see Articles 8, 83, 87 and 88 for the last amendments made by Law No. 25.859).

Article 2 of the Civil Code stipulates: “Laws shall not be binding until after their publication, and as of the stated day. If no day is stated, they shall be binding eight days following their official publication.”
This Law was published in the Official Gazette on September 20, 1995 (B.O. 20/09/95), with no specific date of entry into force; based on Article 2 of the Civil Code it entered into force eight days after its publication.
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Ley sobre Patentes de Invención y Modelos de Utilidad (Texto Refundido de la Ley N° 24.481 de 30 de marzo de 1995 aprobado por el Decreto No. 260/1996, modificado par la Ley N° 24.572/1995 y la Ley Nº 25.859/2003) Ley sobre Patentes de Invención y Modelos de Utilidad (Texto Refundido de la Ley N° 24.481 de 30 de marzo de 1995 aprobado por el Decreto No. 260/1996, modificado par la Ley N° 24.572/1995 y la Ley Nº 25.859/2003), Complete document (pdf) [135 KB] Ley sobre Patentes de Invención y Modelos de Utilidad (Texto Refundido de la Ley N° 24.481 de 30 de marzo de 1995 aprobado por el Decreto No. 260/1996, modificado par la Ley N° 24.572/1995 y la Ley Nº 25.859/2003), Complete document (htm) [173 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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