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Patent Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-4) (as amended up to October 30, 2019), Canada

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Year of Version 2019 Dates Adopted: January 1, 1985 Type of Text Main IP Laws Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body Notes This consolidated text of the Patent Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-4) takes into account amendments up to the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (S.C. 2015, c. 36), which entered into force on different dates.

Section 72(2) entitled 'Order in council-Patent Act' under 'Coming into Force' of the said amending Act 'S.C. 2015, c. 36' provides for the date of entry into force, which is October 30, 2019 to the following provisions of this consolidated text of the Patent Act:
- Sections 50 to 52 under 'Transfers', Section 53 under 'Legal Proceedings in Respect of Patents';
- Section 56 to 59 under 'Infringement', Sections 60 to 61 under 'Invalidation', Section 62 under 'Judgments';
- Sections 64 and 65 under 'Conditions.


Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) English Patent Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-4) (as amended up to October 30, 2019) PDF HTML French Loi sur les brevets (L.R.C. (1985), ch. P-4) (telle que modifiée jusqu'au 30 octobre 2019) PDF HTML
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