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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:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Other
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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Criminal Code Criminal Code, Complete document (pdf) [227 KB] Criminal Code, Complete document (htm) [578 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:VN017


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