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Law No. 17 of 1999 on Commerce

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Year of current version:1999
Date of entry into force of original text:October 1, 1999
Date of Text (Enacted):May 17, 1999
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Patents (Inventions), Trade Names, Trademarks, Transfer of Technology, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
The Law No. 17 of 1999 Promulgating the Commercial Law contains provisions relating to intellectual property rights (Articles 34(2) & 43(2)), undisclosed information relating to industrial secrets and the secrecy of the technology (Articles 66 & 83); and transfer of technology (Articles 72 to 87).
Article 3 of the Law states that it's published in the official journal and shall come into force on October 1, 1999, with the exception of the provisions concerning cheques that shall come into force on October 1, 2000.
Available Texts: 
Arabic

القانون رقم 17 لسنة 1999 بإصدار قانون التجارة القانون رقم 17 لسنة 1999 بإصدار قانون التجارة, Complete document (pdf) [615 KB]

English

Law No. 17 of 1999 on Commerce Law No. 17 of 1999 on Commerce, Complete document (pdf) [615 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:EG053

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