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Constitution/Basic Law (1 text)

Type of Text Title Version Dates Subject Matter
Constitution/Basic Law
2015
Amended up to :
December 24, 2015
Commenced :
June 4, 2003
Promulgated :
June 4, 2003
Published :
June 4, 2003
Adopted :
May 26, 2003
Other

Laws/Regulations (27 texts)

Type of Text Title Version Dates Subject Matter
Main IP Laws
2016
Commenced :
April 20, 2016
Published :
April 20, 2016
Promulgated :
April 5, 2016
Plant Variety Protection
Main IP Laws
2016
Commenced :
August 15, 2016
Published :
August 15, 2016
Promulgated :
July 22, 2016
Traditional Cultural Expressions
Traditional Knowledge (TK)
IP-related Laws
2011
Entry into force :
February 28, 2011
Adopted :
January 10, 2011
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
IP-related Laws
2011
Entry into force :
March 21, 2011
Adopted :
February 16, 2011
Patents (Inventions)
Industrial Property
IP-related Laws
2011
Entry into force :
March 23, 2011
Adopted :
February 16, 2011
Patents (Inventions)
Industrial Designs
Industrial Property
IP-related Laws
2010
Entry into force :
May 17, 2010
Adopted :
May 12, 2010
Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Other
IP-related Laws
2010
Entry into force :
July 12, 2010
Adopted :
June 9, 2010
Other
Implementing Rules/Regulations
2010
Entry into force :
November 15, 2010
Adopted :
August 20, 2010
Patents (Inventions)
Industrial Designs
Trademarks
Trade Names
Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits
Plant Variety Protection
Industrial Property
Implementing Rules/Regulations
2010
Entry into force :
October 11, 2010
Adopted :
August 25, 2010
Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Implementing Rules/Regulations
2010
Entry into force :
November 11, 2010
Adopted :
August 25, 2010
Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Implementing Rules/Regulations
2010
Entry into force :
October 11, 2010
Adopted :
August 25, 2010
Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
IP-related Laws
2009
Entry into force :
April 27, 2009
Adopted :
April 27, 2009
Trademarks
Trade Names
Other
IP-related Laws
2009
Entry into force :
October 26, 2009
Adopted :
September 7, 2009
Trademarks
Industrial Property
Main IP Laws
2009
Commenced :
December 14, 2009
Published :
December 14, 2009
Promulgated :
October 26, 2009
Patents (Inventions)
Utility Models
Industrial Designs
Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits
Trademarks
Trade Names
Geographical Indications
Competition
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Industrial Property
Implementing Rules/Regulations
2009
Entry into force :
May 8, 2009
Adopted :
May 8, 2009
Trademarks
Trade Names
Competition
IP-related Laws
2007
Adopted :
December 16, 2007
Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
IP-related Laws
2006
Entry into force :
July 1, 2006
Adopted :
April 28, 2006
Patents (Inventions)
Industrial Designs
Trademarks
Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits
Competition
Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
IP-related Laws
1999
Entry into force :
July 2, 1999
Adopted :
January 12, 1999
Patents (Inventions)
Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Implementing Rules/Regulations
1985
Entry into force :
May 6, 1985
Adopted :
May 6, 1985
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Implementing Rules/Regulations
1985
Entry into force :
May 6, 1985
Adopted :
May 6, 1985
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Implementing Rules/Regulations
1985
Entry into force :
May 6, 1985
Adopted :
May 6, 1985
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
IP-related Laws
1978
Entry into force :
December 5, 1978
Adopted :
December 5, 1978
Trademarks
IP-related Laws
1978
Entry into force :
September 5, 1978
Adopted :
September 5, 1978
Trademarks
IP-related Laws
1977
Entry into force :
January 1, 1980
Adopted :
August 18, 1977
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Other
Implementing Rules/Regulations
1967
Adopted :
May 18, 1967
Patents (Inventions)
Industrial Property
Implementing Rules/Regulations
1967
Adopted :
May 18, 1967
Trademarks
Industrial Property
Implementing Rules/Regulations
1967
Entry into force :
May 18, 1967
Adopted :
May 18, 1967
Industrial Designs
Industrial Property

IP Legal Literature (1 text)

Type of Text Title Version Dates Subject Matter
IP Legal Literature
2009
Adopted :
January 1, 2009
Patents (Inventions)
Utility Models
Industrial Designs
Trademarks
Geographical Indications
Trade Names
Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits
Competition
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Transfer of Technology
IP Regulatory Body
Industrial Property

Treaties (61 records)

Title Host Institution Date of Adoption (Treaty) Entry into Force (Treaty) Signature (Party) Instrument (Party) Entry into Force (Party) Additional Information
December 12, 2015
November 4, 2016
April 22, 2016
October 6, 2016
November 5, 2016
June 28, 2013
September 30, 2016
October 25, 2021
January 25, 2022
August 9, 2010
May 11, 2015
July 16, 2012
May 11, 2015
Host Institution: United Nations (UN)
December 13, 2006
May 3, 2008
December 15, 2008
January 14, 2009
Host Institution: United Nations (UN)
December 13, 2006
May 3, 2008
December 15, 2008
January 14, 2009
October 20, 2005
March 18, 2007
July 16, 2012
October 16, 2012
October 17, 2003
April 20, 2006
January 21, 2013
April 21, 2013
May 21, 2003
February 27, 2005
June 2, 2004
October 19, 2005
January 17, 2006
November 3, 2001
June 29, 2004
October 14, 2010
January 12, 2011
May 22, 2001
May 17, 2004
June 5, 2002
May 17, 2004
Host Institution: African Union
July 11, 2000
May 26, 2001
December 7, 2000
April 16, 2001
May 26, 2001
Host Institution: East African Community (EAC)
November 30, 1999
July 7, 2000
June 18, 2007
July 1, 2007
December 11, 1997
February 16, 2005
July 22, 2004
February 16, 2005
Host Institution: United Nations (UN)
June 17, 1994
December 26, 1996
June 22, 1995
October 22, 1998
January 20, 1999
Host Institution: World Trade Organization (WTO)
April 15, 1994
January 1, 1995
May 22, 1996
Host Institution: World Trade Organization (WTO)
April 15, 1994
January 1, 1995
May 22, 1996
November 5, 1993
December 8, 1994
December 8, 1994
December 8, 1994
May 9, 1992
March 21, 1994
June 10, 1992
August 18, 1998
November 16, 1998
June 3, 1991
May 12, 1994
June 3, 1991
October 1, 1993
May 12, 1994
June 27, 1989
December 1, 1995
May 17, 2013
August 17, 2013
Host Institution: United Nations (UN)
March 22, 1985
September 22, 1988
October 11, 2001
January 9, 2002
Host Institution: United Nations (UN)
December 10, 1982
November 16, 1994
December 10, 1982
May 18, 2023
June 17, 2023
December 10, 1982
April 25, 1984
September 24, 2011
April 11, 1980
January 1, 1988
September 22, 2023
October 1, 2024
June 8, 1977
December 7, 1978
November 19, 1984
May 19, 1985
June 8, 1977
December 7, 1978
November 19, 1984
May 19, 1985
April 28, 1977
August 19, 1980
September 4, 2023
December 4, 2023
December 9, 1976
February 15, 1978
June 24, 2011
July 5, 1976
September 19, 1990
May 16, 1978
September 19, 1990
June 6, 1975
February 12, 1976
December 2, 1975
February 12, 1976
May 21, 1974
August 25, 1979
April 25, 2001
July 25, 2001
November 16, 1972
December 17, 1975
December 28, 2000
March 28, 2001
July 24, 1971
July 10, 1974
August 10, 1989
August 10, 1989
July 24, 1971
July 10, 1974
August 10, 1989
August 10, 1989
July 24, 1971
July 10, 1974
August 10, 1989
November 10, 1989
November 14, 1970
April 24, 1972
September 25, 2001
December 25, 2001
June 19, 1970
January 24, 1978
May 31, 2011
August 31, 2011
July 14, 1967
April 26, 1970
November 3, 1983
February 3, 1984
Host Institution: United Nations (UN)
December 16, 1966
January 3, 1976
April 16, 1975
January 3, 1976
July 8, 1965
June 9, 1967
July 23, 1965
August 13, 1968
September 12, 1968
June 10, 1958
June 7, 1959
October 31, 2008
January 29, 2009
September 28, 1954
June 6, 1960
October 4, 2006
January 2, 2007
May 14, 1954
August 7, 1956
December 28, 2000
March 28, 2001
September 6, 1952
September 16, 1955
August 10, 1989
August 10, 1989
September 6, 1952
September 16, 1955
August 10, 1989
August 10, 1989
September 6, 1952
September 16, 1955
August 10, 1989
November 10, 1989
September 6, 1952
August 19, 1954
August 10, 1989
August 10, 1989
December 6, 1951
October 2, 2005
August 26, 2008
August 26, 2008
November 22, 1950
May 21, 1952
December 1, 1964
July 1, 1962
August 12, 1949
October 21, 1950
May 5, 1964
July 1, 1962
August 12, 1949
October 21, 1950
May 5, 1964
July 1, 1962
August 12, 1949
October 21, 1950
March 21, 1964
July 1, 1962
August 12, 1949
October 21, 1950
May 5, 1964
July 1, 1962
December 7, 1944
April 4, 1947
February 3, 1964
March 4, 1964
November 6, 1925
June 1, 1928
May 31, 2011
August 31, 2011
Host Institution: League of Nations (LON)
April 20, 1921
October 31, 1922
February 10, 1965
July 1, 1962
September 9, 1886
December 4, 1887
November 3, 1983
March 1, 1984
March 20, 1883
July 7, 1884
November 3, 1983
March 1, 1984
October 29, 2010
October 12, 2014
February 28, 2011
March 20, 2012
October 12, 2014
January 29, 2000
September 11, 2003
May 24, 2000
July 22, 2004
October 20, 2004
June 5, 1992
December 29, 1993
June 10, 1992
May 29, 1996
August 27, 1996

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