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Morocco

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
December 2006Law on the Protection of New Plant Varieties
February 15, 2000Law No. 17-97 on the Protection of Industrial Property (promulgated by Dahir No. 1-00-91 of 9 Kaada 1420 (February 15, 2000))

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
September 11, 2003Law No. 99-65 on the Labour Code (promulgated by Dahir No. 1-03-194 of 14 Rejeb (September 11, 2003))
October 5, 1984Law No. 13-83 on the Repression of Merchandise Fraud (promulgated by Dahir n° 1-83-108 of 9 moharrem 1405 (October 5, 1984))
November 26, 1962Penal Code (promulgated by Dahir No. 1-59-413 of 26 November 1962 (28 Jumada II 1382))
August 12, 1913Code of Obligations and Contracts (as promulgated by Dahir 9 Ramadan 1331 (12 August 1913), and as amended by Law No. 53-05 on the Electronic Exchange of Legal Data)
August 12, 1913Code of Obligations and Contracts (as promulgated by Dahir 9 Ramadan 1331 (12 August 1913), as last amended by Dahir No. 1.11.140 issued in 16 Ramadan 1432 (August 17, 2011)

IP Laws: issued by the Executive

Date of TextTitle
January 18, 1997Decree No. 2-96-906 of 9 Ramadan 1417 Implementing Chapter II -on the Commercial Register- of Title IV of the first book of Law No. 15-95 on the Code of Commerce
August 12, 1977Decree No. 2-75-321 of 25 Shaban 1397 (August 12, 1977), Regulating Wine-making, and the Stocking, Circulation and Trading of Wines

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
August 15, 1977Order No. 869-75 of the Minister for Agriculture and Agrarian Reform of 28 Shaban 1397 (August 15, 1977), Regulating the Regime of Appellation of Origin for Wines

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