Inelletual Property Laws in Sri Lanka

Below are list important Parliment Acts that govern and / or are related to Intellectual Property law in Sri Lanka:
 
  • Intellectual Property Act, No. 36 of 2003 (2003)
  • Civil Procedure Code (2005)
  • The Antiquities Ordinance, No. 9 of 1940 (Cap. 188) (1956)
  • Antiquities (Amendment) Act, No. 2 of 1955 (1955)
  • National Museums Ordinance No. 31 of 1942 (Cap. 187) (1942)
  • Arbitration Ordinance (1889)


Treaty Memberships

Sri Lanka is a signatory to the following treaty memberhips:
 
  • Trademark Law Treaty (August 1, 1996)
  • Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol (February 19, 1984)
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty (February 26, 1982)
  • Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (September 20, 1978)
  • Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods (December 29, 1952)
  • Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (December 29, 1952)
  • Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (February 4, 1948)