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Archived updates for Tuesday, September 06, 2005

English Translations of I/P Laws in Various Countries

As part its activities to assist developing countries primarily in Asia and the Pacific Rim improve their industrial property systems, the Japanes Patent Office has site provide the texts (both in English and Japanese) of the industrial property laws and regulations in effect in various industrialized and developing countries. According to the JPO website:
We hope that the governments of developing countries use this site to refer to the legal systems of other countries in order to establish, revise, or contribute to their own industrial property laws. At the same time, we hope that those who apply for the acquisition of industrial property rights in other countries profit from the information contained in this site. Please note that the translations of the texts and of the other information contained in this site are not official, and examining the original texts of the laws of the countries concerned is advised.
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