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Invention Law of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (amended by Decree No. 597 of March 11, 1999, of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly)

Year of current version:1999
Date of entry into force of original text:May 13, 1998
Date of Text (Enacted):May 13, 1998
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:
The Invention Law of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is divided into 5 chapters: Chapter 1 on Fundamental Principles, Chapter 2 on Application for Registration of Invention, Chapter 3 on Evaluation and Registration of Invention, Chapter 4 on Protection of Invention Right and Patent Right, and Chapter 5 on Guidance and Control of Invention Rights.

The Law contains provisions relating to the promotion of exchange and cooperation with international organizations and foreign countries in the field of inventions (Article 7); and the term of protection of patents that runs 15 years after the date of issuance of the right of priority and that may be extended by 5 years upon request by the patent owner (Article 25).
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Invention Law of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (amended by Decree No. 597 of March 11, 1999, of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly) Invention Law of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (amended by Decree No. 597 of March 11, 1999, of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly), Complete document (pdf) [27 KB] Invention Law of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (amended by Decree No. 597 of March 11, 1999, of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly), Complete document (htm) [34 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Korean

조선민주주의인민공화국 발명법 (1999년 3월 11일 최고인민회의 상임위원회 정령 제597호로 수정보충) 조선민주주의인민공화국 발명법 (1999년 3월 11일 최고인민회의 상임위원회 정령 제597호로 수정보충), Complete document (pdf) [145 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:KP011

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