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Constitution/Basic Law (1 text)

Type of Text Title Version Dates Subject Matter
Constitution/Basic Law
2020
Amended up to :
January 21, 2014
Commenced :
July 30, 1980
Enacted :
January 1, 1980
Other

Laws/Regulations (31 texts)

Type of Text Title Version Dates Subject Matter
Main IP Laws
2020
Commenced :
January 15, 2020
Assented :
December 23, 2019
Traditional Cultural Expressions
Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Main IP Laws
2018
Commenced :
February 8, 2011
Assented :
December 29, 2000
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Main IP Laws
2011
Commenced :
February 8, 2011
Assented :
December 29, 2000
Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits
Main IP Laws
2011
Commenced :
February 8, 2011
Assented :
July 21, 2003
Industrial Designs
Main IP Laws
2011
Commenced :
February 8, 2011
Assented :
July 21, 2003
Patents (Inventions)
Main IP Laws
2011
Commenced :
February 8, 2011
Assented :
December 29, 2000
Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Main IP Laws
2011
Commenced :
February 8, 2011
Assented :
July 21, 2003
Trademarks
Main IP Laws
2006
Commenced :
May 3, 2004
Assented :
December 29, 2000
Geographical Indications
Implementing Rules/Regulations
2012
Entry into force :
March 20, 2012
Adopted :
March 20, 2012
Trademarks
Implementing Rules/Regulations
2012
Entry into force :
August 1, 2012
Adopted :
August 1, 2012
Trademarks
IP-related Laws
2012
Commenced :
July 2, 2012
Assented :
May 30, 2012
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
IP-related Laws
2012
Commenced :
July 2, 2012
Assented :
May 30, 2012
Industrial Property
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
August 10, 1992
Commenced :
August 10, 1992
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
November 26, 1992
Commenced :
November 26, 1992
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
August 1, 1998
Commenced :
August 1, 1998
Competition
IP-related Laws
2006
Commenced :
July 2, 1990
Assented :
June 26, 1990
Trade Names
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
February 1, 1982
Commenced :
February 1, 1982
Trademarks
Geographical Indications
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
March 1, 1993
Commenced :
March 1, 1993
Genetic Resources
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
October 1, 1999
Commenced :
October 1, 1999
Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
May 9, 1975
Commenced :
May 9, 1975
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
November 6, 2000
Commenced :
November 6, 2000
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
November 6, 2000
Commenced :
November 6, 2000
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
March 10, 2003
Commenced :
March 10, 2003
Other
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
June 18, 1999
Commenced :
June 18, 1999
Trademarks
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
August 7, 1981
Commenced :
August 7, 1981
Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
March 16, 1998
Commenced :
March 16, 1998
Trademarks
Trade Names
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
June 1, 1989
Commenced :
June 1, 1989
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
January 1, 2003
Commenced :
January 1, 2003
Patents (Inventions)
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
October 18, 1982
Commenced :
October 18, 1982
Trademarks
Trade Names
IP-related Laws
2006
Assented :
September 5, 2005
Commenced :
September 5, 2005
Trademarks
IP-related Laws
2004
Assented :
October 27, 1986
Commenced :
October 27, 1986
Trade Names

IP Legal Literature (1 text)

Type of Text Title Version Dates Subject Matter
IP Legal Literature
2010
Issued :
December 1, 2010
Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits
Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)

Treaties (32 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
September 21, 2016
November 4, 2016
June 28, 2013
September 30, 2016
May 6, 2020
August 6, 2020
June 24, 2012
April 28, 2020
May 6, 2020
August 6, 2020
Host Institution: United Nations (UN)
December 13, 2006
May 3, 2008
May 17, 2007
October 23, 2008
November 22, 2008
October 17, 2003
April 20, 2006
September 22, 2010
December 22, 2010
May 21, 2003
February 27, 2005
April 22, 2004
September 16, 2005
December 15, 2005
August 18, 2001
April 13, 2003
August 18, 2001
June 21, 2005
July 21, 2005
May 22, 2001
May 17, 2004
May 21, 2002
September 16, 2005
December 15, 2005
December 11, 1997
February 16, 2005
July 17, 2001
February 16, 2005
December 20, 1996
May 20, 2002
May 6, 2020
August 6, 2020
December 20, 1996
March 6, 2002
May 6, 2020
August 6, 2020
Host Institution: United Nations (UN)
June 17, 1994
December 26, 1996
September 28, 1995
August 10, 1999
November 8, 1999
Host Institution: World Trade Organization (WTO)
April 15, 1994
January 1, 1995
August 24, 2012
Host Institution: World Trade Organization (WTO)
April 15, 1994
January 1, 1995
August 24, 2012
July 22, 1993
September 1, 1993
July 22, 1993
September 1, 1994
May 9, 1992
March 21, 1994
June 9, 1992
March 25, 1993
March 21, 1994
Host Institution: United Nations (UN)
March 22, 1985
September 22, 1988
November 21, 1994
February 19, 1995
Host Institution: United Nations (UN)
December 10, 1982
November 16, 1994
December 10, 1982
August 10, 1999
September 9, 1999
July 14, 1980
January 1, 1981
November 18, 1981
December 17, 1981
June 8, 1977
December 7, 1978
February 28, 1985
August 28, 1985
June 8, 1977
December 7, 1978
February 28, 1985
August 28, 1985
November 16, 1972
December 17, 1975
June 13, 2002
September 13, 2002
July 14, 1967
April 26, 1970
December 2, 2011
March 2, 2012
December 6, 1951
October 2, 2005
August 2, 2007
August 2, 2007
August 12, 1949
October 21, 1950
October 27, 1982
April 27, 1983
August 12, 1949
October 21, 1950
October 27, 1982
April 27, 1983
August 12, 1949
October 21, 1950
October 27, 1982
April 27, 1983
August 12, 1949
October 21, 1950
October 27, 1982
April 27, 1983
December 7, 1944
April 4, 1947
August 17, 1983
September 16, 1983
September 9, 1886
December 4, 1887
September 27, 2012
December 27, 2012
October 29, 2010
October 12, 2014
November 18, 2011
July 1, 2014
October 12, 2014
June 5, 1992
December 29, 1993
June 9, 1992
March 25, 1993
December 29, 1993

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