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Law No. 8039 of October 12, 2000, on Procedures for Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (as amended up to Law N° 8834 of May 3, 2010)

Year of Version:2010
Date of Entry into Force:October 27, 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):October 12, 2000
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
The Law on Procedures for Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights provides for the establishment of the Administrative Registration Tribunal (the 'ART'), an independent, specialized body to adjudicate appeals relating to decisions and other actions taken by the country's national IP registries (see Chapter III of the Law).

The ART replaces the Third Section of the Superior Administrative Tribunal created by Law No. 7274 of December 10, 1991 (this Law was repealed by Code of Contentious-Administrative Procedure).

This consolidated version of the Law incorporates all the amendments up Law N° 8834 of May 3, 2010, which came into force on May 13, 2010 (see Chapter V, Section III, Article 52 of the consolidated version for the amendments introduced by the said Law No. 8834).
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Ley N° 8039 del 12 de octubre de 2000 de Procedimientos de Observancia de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual (modificada por la Ley N° 8834 de 3 de mayo de 2010) Ley N° 8039 del 12 de octubre de 2000 de Procedimientos de Observancia de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual (modificada por la Ley N° 8834 de 3 de mayo de 2010), Complete document (pdf) [103 KB] Ley N° 8039 del 12 de octubre de 2000 de Procedimientos de Observancia de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual (modificada por la Ley N° 8834 de 3 de mayo de 2010), Complete document (htm) [213 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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