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Law No. 120 of 2008 Establishing Economic Courts

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Year of current version:2008
Date of entry into force of original text:October 1, 2008
Date of Text (Enacted):May 22, 2008
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:The Law No. 120-2008 establishes Economic Courts in each Court of Appeal Circuit. The Economic Courts consists of courts of first instance and courts of appeal (Article 1) . These courts , which began operation on October 1, 2008, have a jurisdiction over cases related to economic and commercial matters, including those involving IP rights.

Article 6 the Law states that it shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall enter into force on October 1, 2008.
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القانون رقم 120 لسنة 2008 بشأن إنشاء المحاكم الاقتصادية القانون رقم 120 لسنة 2008 بشأن إنشاء المحاكم الاقتصادية, Complete document (pdf) [84 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:EG054

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