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Federal Code of Criminal Procedure (as amended up to April 17, 2012)

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Year of current version:2012
Date of entry into force of original text:October 1, 1934
Date of Text (Enacted):August 30, 1934
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Other
Notes:
New Code published in the Official Journal of the Federation on August 30, 1934 - Last reform published, DOF 17/04/2012

The Federal Code of Criminal Procedure provides the regulation of Federal criminal procedures in Mexico.
Article 194 states that 'The following are classified as felonies for all legal purposes, since they significantly affect society’s fundamental values:
I. From the Federal Criminal Code, the following offenses:
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34) In Copyright matters, as provided under Article 424 bis.;
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VII. From the Industrial Property Law, the offenses as provided under Article 223, Sections II and III.

The punishable attempt of any of the above-mentioned criminal offenses shall also be considered felonies.'
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Código Federal de Procedimientos Penales (modificado hasta el 17 de abril de 2012) Código Federal de Procedimientos Penales (modificado hasta el 17 de abril de 2012), Complete document (pdf) [804 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX104

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