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Swiss Criminal Code of December 21, 1937 (Amendment of March 18, 1994)

Year of current version:1994
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1942
Date of Text (Enacted):December 21, 1937
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Amendment indicates that Article 59 of the Swiss Criminal Code (as amended on March 18, 1994) refers to the confiscation of assets obtained as the result of an infringement.'

Note that Article 59 was changed to Article 70 in the later consolidated versions of the Swiss Criminal Code.
Available Texts: 

Code pénal suisse du 21 décembre 1937 (Modification du 18 mars 1994) Code pénal suisse du 21 décembre 1937 (Modification du 18 mars 1994), Complete document (pdf) [19 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH043



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