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Intellectual Property Code (consolidated version of February 23, 2015)

Year of Version:2015
Date of Entry into Force:July 3, 1992
Date of Text (Enacted):July 1, 1992
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trade Names, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Intellectual Property Code incorporates all the amendments up to Law No. 2015-195 of February 20, 2015, containing various adaptation measures to European Union law in the fields of literary and artistic property and cultural heritage, which came into force on February 23, 2015.

The amendments made by the Law No. 2015-195 to the Intellectual Property Code in this consolidated version are the following:
-Article 211-4 amended; and Articles L212-3-1 to L212-3-4 created (relating to the term of protection of related rights of performers and producers of sound recording);
-Article L134-5 amended, Article L135-8 repealed, Chapter V (Articles L135-1 to L135-7), and Article L211-7 created (relating to the use of orphan works by non-profit institutions).
Available Texts: 
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Code de la propriété intellectuelle (version consolidée au 23 février 2015) Code de la propriété intellectuelle (version consolidée au 23 février 2015), Complete document (pdf) [917 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:FR485

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