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Penal Code (as amended on April 27, 2010)

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Bulgaria

Year of current version:2010
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 neighboring rights, willful counterfeiting of trademarks and service marks, illegal use of industrial design and appellation of origin. The Code provides penal procedures for plagiarism.'

For the provisions related to intellectual property, see:
Section VII 'Crimes Against Intellectual Property'

Date of entry into force of the last amendment: May 28, 2010
Available Texts: 
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Penal Code (as amended on April 27, 2010) Penal Code (as amended on April 27, 2010), Complete document (pdf) [407 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:BG024

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