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Law No. 8039 on Procedures for Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (as last amended by Law N° 8834 of May 3, 2010)

Year of Version:2010
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, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Trade Names, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:This law provides for the establishment of the Administrative Registration Tribunal (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the Third Section of the Superior Administrative Tribunal created by Law No. 7274 of December 10, 1991 (this law was repealed by Code of Contentious-Administrative Procedure).
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Ley N° 8039 de Procedimientos de Observancia de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual (modificada por última vez por la Ley N° 8834 de 3 de mayo de 2010) Ley N° 8039 de Procedimientos de Observancia de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual (modificada por última vez por la Ley N° 8834 de 3 de mayo de 2010), Complete document (pdf) [103 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CR083

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