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Patents Amendment Act, No. 58 of 2002

Long title


To amend the Patents Act, 1978, so as to bring certain provisions in line with the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; to bring provisions regarding the processing and amendment of applications under the Patent Co-operation Treaty in line with other applications; to effect technical corrections to some provisions and clarify others; to provide for the non- infringement of a patent under certain circumstances; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 32 of Act 57 of 1978...
2. Amendment of section 33 of Act 57 of 1978
3. Substitution of section 43A of Act 57 of 1978
4. Amendment of section 43D of Act 57 of 1978
5. Amendment of section 43E of Act 57 of 1978
6. Amendment of section 43F of Act 57 of 1978
7. Amendment of section 45 of Act 57 of 1978...
8. Amendment of section 48 of Act 57 of 1978
9. Amendment of section 49 of Act 57 of 1978...
10. Amendment of section 57 of Act 57 of 1978
11. Amendment of section 58 of Act 57 of 1978
12. Amendment of section 61 of Act 57 of 1978
13. Amendment of section 65 of Act 57 of 1978...
14. Amendment of section 66 of Act 57 of 1978
15. Amendment of section 69 of Act 57 of 1978
16. Insertion of section 69A in Act 57 of 1978
17. Short title

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