Code Of Intellectual Property (Amendment)

Link to law: http://www.lawnet.lk/process.php?st=1997Y0V0C13A&hword=%27%27&path=2
Published: 1997

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Code Of Intellectual Property (Amendment)
Code Of Intellectual Property (Amendment)




AN ACT TO AMEND TIE CODE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ACT, NO. 52 OF 1979.








BE it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows:-



[21st July

, 1997 ]













Short title



1.This Act may be cited as the Code of Intellectual Property (Amendment) Act, No. 13 of 1997



General Amendment to the Act No. 52 of 1979.



2. With effect from the date of commencement of this Act, wherever in any provision of the Code of Intellectual Property Act, No. 52 of 1979 (hereinafter referred to as the "principal enactment") or any other written law or notice, permit, communication, form or other document issued, made required or authorized, by or under the principal enactment or other written law -





(a) the expression "Registry of Patents and Trade Marks" and "Registry" denoting the Registry of Patents and Trade Marks occurs, there shall be substituted the expression "National Intellectual Property office of Sri Lanka" and "Office" respectively ;



(b) mention is made to any designation set out in Column I of the Schedule to this Act, there shall be substituted therefor, the designation set out in corresponding entry in Column II of that Schedule.



Amendment of section 2 of the principal enactment



3. Section 2 of the principal enactment is hereby amended Amendment of as follows:-





"(i) by the repeal of subsection (2) of that section ; and



(ii) by the repeal of paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of that section and the substitution therefor of the following paragraph:-





"(a) subject to the general direction of the Minister, be vested with the control and superintendence of the registration and administration of Industrial Designs ,patents ,Marks and of any other matter, as provided by the code and of all persons carrying out of the provisions of the code ; and"



Amendment of section 3 of the principal enactment .



4 Section 3 of the principal enactment is hereby amended by the repeal of subsection (3) of that section and the substitution of the following subsection therefor :-





"(3) There shall be appointed such other officers and servants as may be necessary for the administration of the code.".



Amendment of section 4 of the principal enactment.



5 Section 4 of the principal enactment is hereby amended as follows :-





(1) in subsection (1) of that section by the substitution, for the words "registration of industrial designs patents , and marks" of the words "registration and administration of industrial designs, patents marks and any other matter as provided by the Code"; and



(2) in subsection (2) of that section by the substitution, for the words "registration of industrial designs patents , and marks in Sri Lanka" of the words "registration of industrial designs, patents and marks in Sri Lanka and in respect of any other matter as provided by the Code";



Repeal of section 5 of the principal enactment



6. Section 5 of the principal enactment is hereby repealed.



Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.



7. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act, the Sinhala text shall prevail.



Schedules