Law on Consumer Protection

Year of Version:2000
Date of Entry into Force:July 10, 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):July 4, 2000
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Article 4 of this law recognizes the right of consumers to be protected against misleading advertising, unfair trade methods and unfair competition; Article 6 prohibits any form of misleading advertising; Article 7 states the 'Advertising Infractions' and the Article 72 establishes their corresponding sanctions.

Articles 14 and 15 state that providers are required to indicate in goods for human consumption and medicines, the information regarding trademark, geographical indication, among others.

Article 60 provides that patents granted by the State which could be hazardous to consumer´s health do not exempt from liability for damages to consumers.
Available Texts: 

Ley Orgánica de Defensa del Consumidor Ley Orgánica de Defensa del Consumidor, Complete document (pdf) [172 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:EC053