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Federal Code of Criminal Procedure (as amended up to March 5, 2014)

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Year of current version:2014
Date of entry into force of original text:October 1, 1934
Date of Text (Issued):August 30, 1934
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Other
Notes:
The Federal Code of Criminal Procedure provides the regulation of Federal criminal procedures in Mexico.
Article 194 states that 'The following are classified as felonies for all legal purposes, since they significantly affect society’s fundamental values:
I. From the Federal Criminal Code, the following offenses:
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34) In Copyright matters, as provided under Article 424 bis.;
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VII. From the Industrial Property Law, the offenses as provided under Article 223, Sections II and III.

The punishable attempt of any of the above-mentioned criminal offenses shall also be considered felonies.'

Article 3 of the Federal Civil Code stipulates that Laws, Regulations, Circulars, and other legal dispositions shall be binding three days after their official publication. Article 4 of the Federal Civil Code stipulates that if the Law, Regulations, Circular, and other legal dispositions state a specific date of binding, that date shall be after the official publication.

This Decree was published in the Official Gazette on March 14, 2014 (DOF 14-03-2014), indicating the date of entry into force, the day after to its publication.
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Código Federal de Procedimientos Penales (Modificado hasta el 5 de marzo de 2014) Código Federal de Procedimientos Penales (Modificado hasta el 5 de marzo de 2014), Complete document (pdf) [1160 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX134

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