Civil Code (Law No. 89 of April 27, 1896, as last amended by Law No. 79 of May 21, 1991, Law No. 149 of December 1, 1999 and Law No. 138 of August 1, 2003)

Date of Last Amendment:December 1, 1999
Date of Entry into Force:April 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):April 27, 1896
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
Notes:The notification by Japan to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Article 703 and/or Article 709 of Civil Code are general provisions of damages, and implement Article 45 and/or Article 48 of the TRIPS Agreement.'
'Article 709 of Civil Code relates to paragraph 7 of Article 50 and Article 56 of the TRIPS Agreement.'
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民法(明治29年4月27日法律第89号。最終改正平成15年8月1日法律第138号) 民法(明治29年4月27日法律第89号。最終改正平成15年8月1日法律第138号), Complete document (pdf) [53 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:JP022