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Special Law on Counterfeit Drugs (Republic Act No. 8203)

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Year of current version:1996
Date of Text (Enacted):September 4, 1996
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions), Trade Names, Trademarks
Notes:For provisions concerning the protection of intellectual property rights, see:
-Section 3(a), (5)(b)(1) on counterfeit drugs;
-Section 4(a), (c) & (e) on the prohibition of the sale of counterfeit drugs.

Section 14 of this Act states that it shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in at least two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:PH089

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