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Federal Law of December 19, 1986 on Unfair Competition (Amendment of June 18, 1993)

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Year of current version:1993
Date of entry into force of original text:April 1, 1994
Date of Text (Enacted):June 18, 1993
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Trade Names, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Definition of unfair practices. Proceedings and penalties under civil and criminal law.
Art. 4: incitement to infringe or terminate a contract.'
Art. 15: safeguarding of industrial or business secrets (in civil law proceedings)'.
N.B.: The definition of industrial and business secrets has been developed by case law; it corresponds to that set out in Art. 39(1) of the TRIPS Agreement.'
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French

Loi fédérale du 19 décembre 1986 contre la concurrence déloyale (Modification du 18 juin 1993) Loi fédérale du 19 décembre 1986 contre la concurrence déloyale (Modification du 18 juin 1993), Complete document (pdf) [14 KB] Loi fédérale du 19 décembre 1986 contre la concurrence déloyale (Modification du 18 juin 1993), Complete document (htm) [9 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH066

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