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Law No. 7895 of 27 January 1995 on the Criminal Code of the Republic of Albania

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Year of current version:2004
Date of entry into force of original text:June 1, 1995
Date of Text (Enacted):January 27, 1995
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
Notes:
This compilation of the Republic of Albania's criminal law, also referred as 'Penal Code of the Republic of Albania', was consolidated as of 1 December 2004, taking into account of the amendments up to Law No 8733, dated 24.01.2001.

1) For provisions concerning the protection of copyright and related rights, see:
-Chapter III, Section I, Articles 138, 138/a; Section II, Articles 147-149; Section III, Article 160 dealing with copyright violations relating to theft of works of art or culture (see pp. 50-52);
Section VIII, Articles 192/a, 192/b relating to infringement of computer programs (see pp. 62-63);
-Chapter IV, Article 313/b relating to prohibition on providing and publishing data contrary to the law (see p. 92)

2) For provisions concerning the protection of undisclosed information, see:
-Chapter III, Section IV, Article 169 (see p. 57);
-Chapter V, Section I , Articles 213-216 providing the acts of violation of undisclosed information with regards to the revealing of company secrets and the handing over of classified information of military (see p. 65);
-Chapter VIII, Section IV, Articles 294-296 providing the acts of violation of undisclosed information related to state secrets

3) For provisions concerning the protection of trademarks and geographical indications, see:
-Chapter III, Articles 172-176 dealing with the protection of geographical indications of goods (see pp. 57-58)
-Chapter VII, Section II, Article 276 prohibiting the unlawful use of the Red Cross emblem (see p. 82)
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