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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act, No. 28 of 2013

Long title


To provide for the recognition and protection of certain manifestations of indigenous knowledge as a species of intellectual property; to this end to amend certain laws so as to provide for the protection of relevant manifestations of indigenous knowledge as a species of intellectual property, namely the Performers’ Protection Act, 1967, to provide for the recognition and protection of performances of traditional works; the Copyright Act, 1978, to provide for the recognition and protection of indigenous works; to provide for the establishment of a National Council in respect of indigenous knowledge; to provide for National Databases for recording indigenous knowledge and to provide for the recording of indigenous works; and to provide for the establishment of a National Trust Fund for Indigenous Knowledge; the Trade Marks Act, 1993, to provide for the recognition of indigenous terms and expressions and for the registration of such terms and expressions as trade marks; to create for this purpose a further part of the trade marks register; to provide for the recording of indigenous terms and expressions; and to provide for further protection of geographical indications; the Designs Act, 1993, to provide for the recognition and registration of indigenous designs; to create for this purpose a further part of the designs register; and to introduce statutory provisions to provide for the establishment of a National Council in respect of indigenous knowledge, a National Database for the recording of indigenous knowledge and a National Trust and Trust Fund for purposes of indigenous knowledge; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 11 of 1967...
2. Insertion of sections 8A, 8B, 8C and 8D in Act 11 of 1967
3. Amendment of section 1 of Act 98 of 1978...
4. Insertion of Chapter 2A in Act 98 of 1978
5. Amendment of section 39 of Act 98 of 1978...
6. Insertion of section 39A in Act 98 of 1978
7. Amendment of section 1 of Act 194 of 1993...
8. Amendment of section 2 of Act 194 of 1993
9. Insertion of Part XIIA in Act 194 of 1993
10. Amendment of section 69 of Act 194 of 1993
11. Amendment of section 1 of Act 195 of 1993...
12. Insertion of sections 53A, 53B, 53C, 53D, 53E, 53F, 53G, 53H, 53I, 53J, 53K and 53L in Act 195 of 1993
13. Amendment of section 54 of Act 195 of 1993
14. Insertion of section 54A in Act 195 of 1993
15. Short title and commencement
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