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Criminal Code of the Republic of Panama (adopted by Law No. 18 of September 22, 1982)

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Date of entry into force of original text:March 21, 1983
Date of Text (Enacted):September 22, 1982
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Other, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:The Criminal Code entered into force on September 21, 1983, 180 days after its promulgation, and was published in the Official Gazette on October 6, 1982. It has been repealed by the Criminal Code 2007 that entered into force on May 22, 2008.

Book II, Title XII, Chapter III, Article 380 imposes criminal sanctions for acts of unfair competition, such as disclosure of misleading information which causes economical injury to the competitor.
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Ley N° 18 de 22 de septiembre de 1982, por la cual se adopta el Código Penal de la República de Panamá Ley N° 18 de 22 de septiembre de 1982, por la cual se adopta el Código Penal de la República de Panamá, Complete document (pdf) [3563 KB]

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