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Law No. 58 of 1937 Issuing the Penal Code (as amended up to Law No. 95 of 2003)

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Year of current version:2003
Date of entry into force of original text:October 15, 1937
Date of Text (Enacted):July 31, 1937
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Penal Code incorporates all amendments up to 2003
Article 85 of this Law provides, inter alia, for the protection of defense secrets related to economic and industrial information of the country.
Article 229 states that 'whoever makes, carries for sale on the roads, distributes, or exhibits for sale printed matter or forms resembling in their appearance the marks and stamps of the Egyptian Postal and Telegraph Administrations, or the Postal and Telegraph Departments in the member countries of the Postal Federation in a way facilitating their acceptance instead of counterfeit papers' shall be punished by a penalty of detention or a period not exceeding 6 months and a fine not exceeding five hundred pounds, or by one of them.

Article 229 bis states that 'whoever prints, publishes, sells, or exhibits for sale a book or compilation comprising all or some of the educational curricula determined for the schools run or supervised by the Ministry of Education or by one of the Local Government authorities, before obtaining a license therefor from the competent authority, shall be punished with a fine not exceeding five hundred pounds and with the
confiscation of the book or compilation.
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Arabic

القانون رقم 58 لسنة 1937 بإصدار قانون العقوبات، (بصيغته المعدلة إلى غاية القانون 95 لعام 2003 القانون رقم 58 لسنة 1937 بإصدار قانون العقوبات، (بصيغته المعدلة إلى غاية القانون 95 لعام 2003, Complete document (pdf) [4752 KB]

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