Penal Code (Law No. 45 of April 24, 1907, as last amended by Law No. 91 of May 12, 1995, Law No. 138 of August 1, 2003 and Law No. 36 of May 8, 2006)

Date of Last Amendment:May 8, 2006
Date of Text (Enacted):April 24, 1907
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 19 of Penal Code provides that a thing which is a constituent element of a criminal act, a thing which has been used or was intended to use in the commission of a criminal act, etc., may be confiscated and this provision implements Article 61 of the TRIPS Agreement.'
Available Texts: 

刑法(明治40年4月24日法律第45号。最終改正平成18年5月8日法律第36号) 刑法(明治40年4月24日法律第45号。最終改正平成18年5月8日法律第36号), Complete document (pdf) [78 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:JP026