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Law No. 2016/007 of July 12, 2016, relating to the Penal Code

Year of Version:2016
Date of Entry into Force:July 12, 2016
Date of Text (Enacted):July 12, 2016
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
Notes:
Law No. 2016/007 of July 12, 2016, relating to the Penal Code (also called the “Penal Code”) creates criminal offences against IP rights, including commercial secrets, copyrights, patents, industrial designs and trademarks; and imposes sanctions for infringement of these rights.

Chapter III, Section 311 refers to criminal offence of disclosure of commercial secrets (see page 114 of the of the Law)
Chapter IV, Part B, Sections 327 to 330 provide for criminal offences relating to infringement of copyrights, patents, industrial designs and trademarks (see pages 121-124 of the Law) .
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English

Law No. 2016/007 of July 12, 2016, relating to the Penal Code Law No. 2016/007 of July 12, 2016, relating to the Penal Code, Complete document (pdf) [15020 KB]

French

Loi n° 2016/007 du 12 juillet 2016 portant Code Pénal Loi n° 2016/007 du 12 juillet 2016 portant Code Pénal, Complete document (pdf) [16040 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:CM014

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