Lao People's Democratic Republic

Decree No. 01/PM of Prime Minister on Patent, Petty Patent and Industrial Designs

Year of Version:
2002
Dates:
Entry into force: January 17, 2002
Adopted: January 17, 2002
Type of Text:
IP Laws: issued by the Executive
Subject Matter:
Patents (Inventions), Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:
Laos became a member of the ASEAN Common Filing System on Patents in 2000, but lacks qualified patent examiners. \n\rThe Decree of January 2002 is the first decree on the protection of patents, petty patents, and industrial designs. \n\r\n\rAt present, no system exists for issuing copyrights. However, a draft copyright law was developed in 2005.\n\rIn addition to this, Intellectual Property Law including copyright and related rights based on the WIPO model law and the requirements of the TRIPS A ... [+]
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.
LA002