South Africa

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2013 (Act No. 28 of 2013)

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Year of Version2013
Dates
Adopted: December 10, 2013
Type of Text Main IP Laws
Subject Matter Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK), IP Regulatory Body
NotesThe Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2013 (Act No. 28 of 2013) was approved by the President and published in the Government Gazette on December 10, 2013.
The Act is enacted to ensure effective protection mechanisms for indigenous knowledge (IK) as a form of intellectual property in South Africa; to this end, it makes amendments to the Perfomers' Protection Act 1967 (Act No. 11 of 1967), the Copyright Act 1978 (Act No. 98 of 1978), the Trade Marks Act 1993 (Act No. 194 of 1993); and
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