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Decree-Law No. 4.657 of September 4, 1942 (Introduction to the Civil Code)

Year of Version:1942
Date of Text (Issued):September 4, 1942
Type of Text:IP Laws: issued by the Executive
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:The notification by Brazil to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Decree-Law contains provisions related to the application of the Civil Code.'

Among others, Article 12 of the Law of Introduction to the Brazilian Civil Code ('LICC') determines that the Brazilian Courts have jurisdiction over defendants domiciled in Brazil and on disputes resulting from obligations to be performed in Brazil.
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Decreto-Lei n.° 4.657, de 4 de Setembro de 1942 Decreto-Lei n.° 4.657, de 4 de Setembro de 1942, Complete document (pdf) [177 KB]

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