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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Criminal Code

Year of current version:2000
Date of entry into force of original text:October 20, 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):October 20, 2000
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:
- Article 338º corresponds to the crime of falsification or alteration of trade names, trademarks or distinctive signs of 'intellectual works or products of any industry', or their use whenever the trade name, trademark o sign has been legally registered in Venezuela.

- Article 339º corresponds to the crime of importing or commercializing 'intellectual works or products of any industry', falsified or altered, or by which it could be mislead into error regarding their origin or quality, whenever the works, trade names, trademarks or signs have been legally registered in Venezuela.

- Article 340º corresponds to the crime of patent or trade secret infringement.
Available Texts: 
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Código Penal Código Penal, Complete document (pdf) [594 KB] Código Penal, Complete document (htm) [607 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:VE043

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