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Protection Against Unfair Competition Act 2002 (Act No. 19 of 2002), Tonga

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Year of Version 2008 Dates Entry into force: October 1, 2008 Assented: December 23, 2002 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Competition, Trade Names, Trademarks Subject Matter (secondary) Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets) Subject Matter Notes Notes The notification by Tonga to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Act was enacted in line with Tonga's obligations under the TRIPS Agreement and the Paris Convention and in order to award protection against acts or practices that may be deemed unfair competition under those agreements and the said Act.
With regard to Intellectual Property, the protection against unfair competition constitutes a supplementary protection, additional to the protection of specific intellectual property subject-matter in terms of protecting it against any violation of the secrecy of the inventor/invention or in the form of protection against unfair competitive behaviour in trademark practices.'


Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) English Protection Against Unfair Competition Act 2002 (Act No. 19 of 2002) PDF HTML Tongan Lao Ki He Malu‘I Mei He Fe‘Auhi Ta‘Etotonu 2002 Fakahokohoko ‘O E Ngaahi Kupu (Lao Fika 19 ‘o e 2002) PDF
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Protection Against Unfair Competition Act 2002 (Act No. 19 of 2002, 2020 Revised Edition) (TO028)

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IP/N/1/TON/O/1

WIPO Lex No. TO006