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Commercial Code (as amended up to April 17, 2012)

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Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1890
Date of Text (Enacted):October 7, 1889
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
Notes:
Code published in the Official Journal of the Federation on October 7, 1889 - Reform published, DOF 17/04/2012

The Commercial Code can be applied supplementally to the arbitration procedure under Chapter III of the Federal Law on Copyright.

Article 219 of the Federal Law on Copyright provides that 'in the event of any dispute concerning the rights protected under this Law, the parties may submit the controversy to arbitration, which will be regulated under the provisions of this chapter, its regulatory provisions and supplementally the Commercial Code'.

The Code deals with unfair competition and is indirectly related to Intellectual Property.
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Código de Comercio (modificado al 17 de abril de 2012) Código de Comercio (modificado al 17 de abril de 2012), Complete document (pdf) [1054 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX102

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