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Intellectual Property Act (No. 36 of 2003)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short title  
   2.	   Appointment and powers of the Director-General  
   3.	   Director and Deputy Directors  
   4.	   Office and Maintenance of registers  
   5.	   Interpretation  
   6.	   Works Protected  
   7.	   Derivative works  
   8.	   Works not protected  
   9.	   Economic rights  
   10.	   Moral rights  
   11.	   Fair use  
   12.	   Act of fair use  
   13.	   Duration of copyright  
   14.	   Original ownership of economic rights  
   15.	   Presumption of authorship and of representation of the author  
   16.	   Assignment or licence of authors rights  
   17.	   Rights requiring authorization of performers  
   18.	   Rights of producers of sound recordings  
   19.	   Equitable remuneration for use of sound recordings  
   20.	   Rights of broadcasting organisation  
   21.	   Limitations on protection  
   22.	   Enforcement of rights and disputes resolution  
   23.	   Measures, remedies and sanctions against abuses in respect of technical means  
   24.	   Protection of expressions of folklore and damages  
   25.	   Registration of society administration of rights by societies control over the rights and submission of report  
   26.	   Scope of application  
   27.	   Protection of performers  
   28.	   Conditions for protection  
   29.	   Scope of this Part  
   30.	   Definition of industrial design  
   31.	   Definition of novelty  
   32.	   Ownership and right to protection of industrial  
   33.	   Industrial design  
   34.	   industrial design created by the employee to accrue employer  
   35.	   Naming of creator of an industrial design  
   36.	   Requirements of application  
   37.	   Right of priority  
   38.	   Application fee  
   39.	   Examination of application  
   40.	   Registration  
   41.	   Issue of certificate of registration  
   42.	   Register of Industrial Designs  
   43.	   Examination of register and certified copies  
   44.	   Publication of registered industrial designs  
   45.	   Duration of registration  
   46.	   Renewal  
   47.	   Rights of a registered owner or an industrial design  
   48.	   Limitation of registered owner's rights  
   49.	   Assignment and transmission of application and registrations  
   50.	   Joint ownership of applications and registration  
   51.	   Interpretation  
   52.	   Form and record of licence contract  
   53.	   Rights of licensee  
   54.	   Rights of licensor  
   55.	   Invalid clauses in license contracts  
   56.	   Effect of nullity of registration of license contract  
   57.	   Expiry termination or invalidation of licence contract  
   58.	   Licence contracts involving payments abroad  
   59.	   Renunciation of registration  
   60.	   Nullity of registration  
   61.	   Date and effect of nullity  
   62.	   Definition of invention  
   63.	   Patentable inventions  
   64.	   Novelty  
   65.	   Inventive step  
   66.	   Industrial application of invention  
   67.	   Right to a patent  
   68.	   Assignment of Patent application or patent by court in case of assumption  
   69.	   Inventions made by an employee or pursuant to a commission  
   70.	   Naming of inventor  
   71.	   Requirements of applications  
   72.	   Application fee  
   73.	   Search report  
   74.	   Unity of invention  
   75.	   Amendment and division of application  
   76.	   Right of priority  
   77.	   Filing date  
   78.	   Examination of applications &c  
   79.	   Grant of patent  
   80.	   Register of Patents  
   81.	   Examination of register and certified copies  
   82.	   Inspection of files  
   83.	   Duration of patent  
   84.	   Rights of owner of patent  
   85.	   Burden of proof to be on the alleged infringer  
   86.	   Limitation of owner's rights  
   87.	   Rights derived from prior manufacture or use  
   88.	   Assignment and transmission of patent applications and patents  
   89.	   Joint ownership of Patent applications or patents  
   90.	   Interpretation  
   91.	   Form and record of licence contract  
   92.	   Rights of licensee  
   93.	   Rights of the licensor  
   94.	   Invalid clauses in licence contracts  
   95.	   Effect of patent application not being granted or patent being declared null and void  
   96.	   Expiry, termination or invalidation of licence contract to be recorded  
   97.	   Licence contracts involving payments abroad  
   98.	   Surrender of Patent  
   99.	   Nullity of patent  
   100.	   Date and effect of nullity  
   101.	   Definitions  
   102.	   Admissibility of marks  
   103.	   Marks inadmissible on objective grounds  
   104.	   Marks inadmissible by reason of third-party rights,  
   105.	   Trust not to be entered in register  
   106.	   Requirements of application  
   107.	   Right of priority  
   108.	   Temporary protection of mark exhibited at international exhibition  
   109.	   Application fee  
   110.	   Examination of application a to form  
   111.	   Registration of mark after further examination and publication of mark  
   112.	   Non completion of registration  
   113.	   Register of marks and issue of certificate  
   114.	   Publication of registered marks  
   115.	   Examination of register and certified copies  
   116.	   Associated marks  
   117.	   Assignment and user of associated marks  
   118.	   Duration of registration  
   119.	   Renewal  
   120.	   Alteration of registered mark  
   121.	   Rights of registered owner  
   122.	   Limitation of registered owner’s rights  
   123.	   Assignment and transmission of applications and registrations  
   124.	   Interpretation  
   125.	   Form and record of licence contract  
   126.	   Rights of licensee  
   127.	   Rights of licensor  
   128.	   Nullity of licence contract and certain clauses,  
   129.	   Cancellation of licence contracts  
   130.	   Licence contracts involving payments abroad  
   131.	   Effect of nullity of registration on licence contract  
   132.	   Expiry, termination or invalidation of licence contract  
   133.	   Renunciation of registration  
   134.	   Nullity of registration  
   135.	   Date and effect of nullity  
   136.	   Removal of mark  
   137.	   Date and effect of removal of mark  
   138.	   Collective marks  
   139.	   Application for registration of collective marks  
   140.	   Registration and publication of copy of collective mark   
   141.	   Changes in condition governing the use of collective marks  
   142.	   Certification marks  
   143.	   Protection of trade name  
   144.	   Assignment and transmission of trade names  
   12.	   Assignment of transmission of trade names  
   146.	   Right to protection  
   147.	   Originality  
   148.	   Scope of protection  
   149.	   Commencement and duration of protection  
   150.	   Requirements of the Application.,  
   151.	   Registration of layout design in the Register  
   152.	   Right to transfer and rectification of the Register  
   153.	   Changes in the ownership and contractual licences  
   154.	   Cancelling of a Registration of a layout design  
   155.	   Representation by an Agent  
   156.	   Infringement  
   157.	   Offences  
   158.	   Application of certain provisions of the Act  
   159.	   Interpretation  
   160.	   Unfair competition and undisclosed information competition  
   161.	   Protection of geographical indications  
   162.	   Appointed & c of Advisory Commission  
   163.	   Correction and rectification of register  
   164.	   Power to make copies of damaged volumes of any register, to prepare and insert reconstructed folios  
   165.	   Certificate of Director-General to be evidence  
   166.	   Certified copies to be evidence  
   167.	   Mode of giving evidence  
   168.	   Exercise of discretionary power by Director-General  
   169.	   Director-General may seek assistance of Attorney-General  
   170.	   Infringement and the remedies  
   171.	   Infringement proceedings by or at the request of licensee  
   172.	   Declaration of non-infringement  
   173.	   Appeals  
   174.	   Costs of preceding before Director-General and Court  
   175.	   Registered agents  
   176.	   Fund  
   177.	   Falsification of entries in any register  
   178.	   infringement of Copyright  
   179.	   Infringement of Industrial Designs  
   180.	   False representations regarding industrial Designs  
   181.	   Infringement of Patents  
   182.	   False representations regarding Patents  
   183.	   Unlawful disclosure of information relating to Patents  
   184.	   Infringement of Marks  
   185.	   False representations regarding marks  
   186.	   Other offences as to marks and trade descriptions  
   187.	   Offences by bodies corporate  
   188.	   Interpretation  
   189.	   False name or initials  
   190.	   Forging marks  
   191.	   False declaration to be an offence  
   192.	   Applying Marks and descriptions  
   193.	   Exemption certain persons employed in ordinary course of business  
   194.	   Mark how described in pleading  
   195.	   Rules as to evidence  
   196.	   Punishment of accessories  
   197.	   Search warrant  
   198.	   Costs of defence and of prosecution  
   199.	   Provisions as to false description not to apply in particular class  
   200.	   Savings  
   201.	   Cognizable and bailable offences  
   202.	   Limitation of prosecution  
   203.	   Implied warranty on sale of marked goods  
   204.	   Regulations  
   205.	   Amendment of Act No .10 of 1996  
   206.	   Amendment of section 101 of the customs Ordinance(Chapter 235)  
   207.	   Insertion of new sections in the customs Ordinance  
   208.	   Repeals and savings  
   209.	   Saving of Designs  
   210.	   Savings of Patents  
   211.	   Savings of Marks  
   212.	   Interpretation  
   213.	   Sinhala text to inconsistency  

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