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Penal Code (as last amended on April 26, 2011)

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Bulgaria

Year of current version:2011
Date of last amendment:January 1, 1997
Date of entry into force of original text:May 1, 1968
Date of Text (Enacted):1968
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Other, Trademarks
Notes:The WTO notification states:
'The Code provides for penalties to be applied in cases of infringements of copyright and neighbouring rights, wilful counterfeiting of trademarks and service marks, illegal use of industrial design and appellation of origin. The Code provides penal procedures for plagiarism.'

For provisions related to intellectual propertys, see:
Section VII 'Crimes Against Intellectual Property'
Available Texts: 
Bulgarian

Наказателен Кодекс Наказателен Кодекс, Complete document (pdf) [1296 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:BG023

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