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Criminal Code (as last amended 2003, OG No. 110/1997)

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Year of current version:2003
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1998
Date of Text (Enacted):October 21, 1997
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Patents (Inventions), Trade Names, Trademarks, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK), Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Criminal Law of the Republic of Croatia takes into account the Act on Amendments OG No. 111/2003 of July 15, 2003 to the Criminal Code.
It does not include the latest changes and amendments to the Criminal Code which were published in Official Gazette (OG) No. 105/2004, 84/2005 and 71/2006.

The Criminal Code contains specific provisions concerning copyrights and related rights (Arts. 223-224a, 229-231), patents (Art. 232), trademarks (Art. 278), industrial property rights and trade names (Art. 285), unfair competition (Art. 289) and trade secrets (Art. 295).

The notification by Croatia to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'[The Code] regulates the field of criminal acts.'
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Criminal Code (as last amended 2003, OG No. 110/1997) Criminal Code (as last amended 2003, OG No. 110/1997), Complete document (pdf) [757 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:HR061

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