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Intellectual Property Code (consolidated as of October 1, 2010)

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Date of entry into force of original text:June 15, 1992
Date of Text (Enacted):July 1, 1992
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Domain Names, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trade Names, Trademarks, Transfer of Technology, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:
This Code was created by Act No. 92-597 of 1 July 1992 on the Code of Intellectual Property, as published in the Official Journal of 3 July 1992. The Code, which contains both legislative and regulatory parts, consolidates most of the existing laws governing the two main branches of intellectual property, that is, (1) industrial property and (2) literary and artistic property. The Code is regularly updated by the Parliament and was last consolidated following Act No. 2006-236 of 1 March 2006, as published in the Official Journal of 2 March 2006.
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Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle (version consolidée au 1 octobre 2010) Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle (version consolidée au 1 octobre 2010), Complete document (pdf) [539 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:FR077

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