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Civil Code of the Russian Federation (as last amended on June 29, 2009)

Year of current version:2009
Date of last amendment:June 29, 2009
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 2008
Date of Text (Enacted):December 18, 2006
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, 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:
The Civil Code of the Russian Federation contains four parts (Parts I,II III and IV).
Part IV of the Civil Code was adopted by the Federal Law No. 230-FZ of December 18, 2006. It codifies fundamental rules and principles of intellectual property law and has for the first time introduced provisions relating to databases protected by copyright.
For specific provisions on intellectual property, see Chapter 70 'Copyright', Chapter 71 'Related Rights', Chapter 72 'Patent Law', Chapter 73 'Selection Achievements', Chapter 74 'Topologies of Integrated Circuits', Chapter 75 'Right to Secrets of Production (Know-How)', Chapter 76 'Rights to the Means of Individualization of Legal Entities, Goods, Works, Services and Enterprises, and Chapter 77 'Right of Using the Results of Intellectual Activity within a Unified Technology'.

For other general provisions relating to intellectual property provided for in the Civil Code, see:
-Part I, Chapter 2, Articles 2, 8 & 3; Chapter 3, Articles 18 & 26; Chapter 4, Articles 64; Chapter 6, Articles 128 & 129; Chapter 16, Article 256
-Part II, Chapter 38, Articles 769, 773 & 772; Chapter 45, Article 855; Chapter 54, Article 1028.
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Civil Code of the Russian Federation (as last amended on June 29, 2009) Civil Code of the Russian Federation (as last amended on June 29, 2009), Part (pdf) [685 KB] Part 1 Civil Code of the Russian Federation (as last amended on June 29, 2009), Part (pdf) [857 KB] Part 2 Civil Code of the Russian Federation (as last amended on June 29, 2009), Part (pdf) [210 KB] Part 3 Civil Code of the Russian Federation (as last amended on June 29, 2009), Part (pdf) [786 KB] Part 4

Russian

Гражданский Кодекс Российской Федерации (с изменениями, внесенными 29.06.2009 г.) Гражданский Кодекс Российской Федерации (с изменениями, внесенными 29.06.2009 г.), Part (pdf) [1238 KB] Part 4

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