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Law No. 38/NA of November 15, 2017, on Intellectual Property, Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Year of Version 2018 Dates Entry into force: June 9, 2018 Promulgated: November 15, 2017 Type of Text Main IP Laws Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Utility Models, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Trade Names, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Competition, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Plant Variety Protection, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Traditional Cultural Expressions, IP Regulatory Body, Industrial Property Notes Law No. 38/NA of November 15, 2017, on Intellectual Property was published in Lao Electronic Official Gazette on May 25, 2018, and entered into force on June 8, 2018, 15 days after its publication.

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Lao ກົດ​ໝາຍ​ວ່າ​ດ້ວຍ ຊັບ​ສິນ​ທາງ​ປັນ​ຍາ, ເລກທີ່ 38/NA ຂອງວັນທີ 15 ເດືອນພະຈິກປີ 2017 PDF English Law No. 38/NA of November 15, 2017, on Intellectual Property PDF HTML
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Historical Versions Repeals (3 text(s)) Repeals (3 text(s))
Decree No. 054/PO of January 16, 2012, of the President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic on the Promulgation of the Amended Law on Intellectual Property (LA024)
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