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Intellectual Property Code (consolidated version of April 25, 2016)

Year of Version:2016
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 takes into account amendments up to Decree No. 2016-504 of April 22, 2016, on the Profession of Industrial Property Agents, which comes into force on April 25, 2016.

For the amendments introduced by the said Decree No. 2016-504, see the following provisions of the consolidated version under Regulatory Part, Book IV, Title II:
-Chapter I, Articles R421-1; R421-1-1-1; R421-5; R421-7; R421-8;
-Chapter II, Article R422-7-1;
-Chapter III, Article R423-2.

Source of the consolidated text:
https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichCode.do?cidTexte=LEGITEXT000006069414, Legifrance website, Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (DILA).
Available Texts: 
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WIPO Lex No.:FR500

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