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Law No. 1412 on Criminal Procedure

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Year of current version:2004
Date of entry into force of original text:April 20, 1929
Date of Text (Enacted):April 4, 1929
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:
The WTO notification states:
"The Act deals with such matters as the identification and collection of evidence of crimes, indictment of persons who engage in crimes, the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of crimes, the procedure of criminal trials, seizure and confiscation of goods used in the crime.
Criminal procedure on intellectual property shall be initiated by complaints.
Article 423: Complaints shall be treated as an urgent matter. Cases treated as an urgent matter are dealt with during the period of judicial break (between 5 July-20 September).
Article 344/1-8: Pursuant to Article 75 of the Intellectual and Artistic Works Act, a private person has the right to initiate personal criminal proceedings, in addition to the public prosecutor. Nevertheless, in cases where the complaint is a requirement, if the public prosecutor is bringing action depends on his finding a clear public benefit to do so (Articles 346 and 347)."

Dünya Ticaret Orgütü aşağıdakileri bildirdi:
Kanun suclarin kanitlarinin belirlenmesi ve toplanmasi,suca karisanlarin iddianamelerinin hazirlanmasi, sorusturma, kovusturma, kararin tevhimi, ceza yargilama usulu, yakalama, sucta kullanilan esyalara el koyma, Fikri Haklarla ilgili ceza usulu sikayetciler tarafindan baslatilir.
344/1-8 : Fikir ve Sanat Eserleri Kaununun 75. maddesine gore Cumhuriyet Savcilarinin yaninda sahislar da cezai islemleri baslatma hakkina sahiptir.Sikayetin bir gereklilik oldugu durumlarda Cumhuriyet Savcisinin kamu davasi acmasi icin kamu menfaati olan acik deliler bulmasi gerekir.
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1412 sayılı Ceza Muhakemeleri Usulü Kanunu 1412 sayılı Ceza Muhakemeleri  Usulü Kanunu, Complete document (pdf) [447 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:TR029

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