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Civil Code (approved by Royal Decree No. 262 of March 16, 1942, and amended up to Decree No. 291 of December 7, 2016)

Year of Version:2017
Date of Text (Enacted):March 16, 1942
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Industrial Designs, Other, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Utility Models
Notes:
This consolidated Civil Code incorporates all the amendments made up to Decree No. 291 of December 7, 2016, which came into force on January 1, 2017.
For the detailed amendments introduced by the said Decree, see Book IV, Title I, Chapter VII, Article 1284 of the consolidated Code.

Book V of the consolidated Civil Code contains provisions relating to trademark rights for company and brand names (Title VIII, Chapter III); copyright, patents, utility models and industrial designs (Title IX, Chapters I, II and III); and acts of unfair competition related to intellectual property (Title X, Chapter I, Section II, Article 2598).
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Codice civile (approvato con Regio Decreto del 16 marzo 1942, n. 262, e come modificato dalla Decreto 7 dicembre 2016, n. 291) Codice civile (approvato con Regio Decreto del 16 marzo 1942, n. 262, e come modificato dalla Decreto 7 dicembre 2016, n. 291), Complete document (pdf) [280 KB] Codice civile (approvato con Regio Decreto del 16 marzo 1942, n. 262, e come modificato dalla Decreto 7 dicembre 2016, n. 291), Complete document (htm) [1894 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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