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Criminal Code

Year of Version:1999
Date of Entry into Force:July 1, 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):December 21, 1999
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, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Trade Names, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:The Criminal Code includes provisions on copyright infringement (Article 131), production and trade in counterfeits (Articles 156-158), deceptive practices (Article 162), false advertising (Article 168), and infringement of industrial property rights (Article 171).
Acts of wilful trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy on a commercial scale are considered crimes under Articles 156, 158 of the Criminal Code and Article 213 of the 2005 Intellectual Property Law.
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