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Law No. 9121 of July 28, 2003 on Competition Protection

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Year of current version:2003
Date of entry into force of original text:December 1, 2003
Date of Text (Enacted):July 28, 2003
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
This Law, which repealed the Law No. 8044 of December 7, 1995 on Competition, introduces the concept of abuse of dominant position, defines and sets up a legal framework for a fair and effective market competition and an independent competition authority. It has separated antitrust legislation from the unfair competition regime, which is regulated by the provisions of the Albanian Civil Code.

For provisions regarding the specific treatment of agreements on intellectual and industrial property rights, see:
-Part II, Chapter I, Article 7 (see p. 4)
-Part III, Chapter III, Section II, Article 50 (see p. 22)

For the provisions concerning the protection of undisclosed information (trade secrets), see Part III, Chapter I, Article 30 (see p. 15)
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