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Penal Code and Act on Amendments and Supplements to the Penal Code (OG Nos. 125/2011 and 144/2012)

Year of Version:2013
Date of Entry into Force:January 1, 2013
Date of Text (Enacted):October 21, 2011
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Geographical Indications, Other, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:The notification by Croatia to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Penal Code regulates the field of criminal offenses'

The Special Part of the Penal Code contains provisions on criminal IP offenses, covering infringements of copyright and related rights, patents, trademarks, and geographical indications (Chapter XXVII, Articles 284 to 289); and trade secrets (Chapter XXIV, Article 262).
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Kazneni Zakon i Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama Kaznenog zakona (NN br. 125/2011, i 66/2012) Kazneni Zakon i Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama Kaznenog zakona (NN br. 125/2011, i 66/2012), Complete document (pdf) [682 KB] Kazneni Zakon i Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama Kaznenog zakona (NN br. 125/2011, i 66/2012), Complete document (htm) [355 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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Historical Versions:
WIPO Lex No.:HR085

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