Macao, China

Civil Code (as approved by Decree-Law No. 39/99/M of August 3, 1999)

Year of Version:1999
Date of Last Amendment:September 28, 1999
Date of Entry into Force:November 1, 1999
Date of Text (Issued):August 2, 1999
Type of Text:IP Laws: issued by the Executive
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Industrial Property, Other
Notes:
The Civil Code is approved by Decree-Law No. 39/99/M of August 3, 1999, and published as an annex to this Decree-Law.
The Civil Code contains five Books, namely: General Provisions (Book I), Law of Obligations (Book II), Law of Property (Book III), Law of Family (Book IV), and Law of Succession (Book V).

The Civil Code contains provisions on intellectual property rights.
Article 47 provides that copyright and related rights, as well as industrial property rights, are governed by the law of the place where the protection is claimed, notwithstanding the special legislation.
Article 1227 states, inter alia, that the intellectual property rights can be regulated under the Civil Code provided that the provisions of the Code are not contrary to the intellectual property legislation.

According to Article 2 of Decree-Law No. 48/99/M of September 27, 1999, on the Postponement of the Entry into Force of the Civil Code and the Commercial Code, the date of entry into force of the Civil Code is postponed until November 1, 1999.
Available Texts: 
Chinese

民法典(1999年8月3日第39/99/M號法令核准) 民法典(1999年8月3日第39/99/M號法令核准), Complete document (pdf) [1686 KB]

Portuguese

Código Civil (aprovado pelo Decreto-Lei nº 39/99/M, de 3 de agosto de 1999) Código Civil (aprovado pelo Decreto-Lei nº 39/99/M, de 3 de agosto de 1999), Complete document (pdf) [1663 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MO036

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