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Civil Code of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 386)

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Year of current version:1949
Date of entry into force of original text:August 30, 1950
Date of Text (Enacted):June 18, 1949
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions), Trade Names, Trademarks
Notes:The notification by Philippines to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Civil Code contains provisions relating to trademarks and trade names (Articles 520-524 and 1563), intellectual creations (Articles 721- 724), and patents (Articles 1561 and 1563).'

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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:PH021

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