Law No. 2000-05 on the Code of Commerce

Year of Version:2000
Date of Text (Enacted):January 18, 2000
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Patents (Inventions), Trade Names, Trademarks
This Code governs primarily commercial transactions and traders as well as all undertakings engaged in economic activity including production, distribution and service.

For the provisions relating to trade names, trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyright, see the following provisions :
Title II "Traders", Chapter III "General obligations of traders", Section II, "Advertising in the commercial register":
-Subsection I "The organization of the commercial register", paragraph II "The central commercial register", articles 35, 37 (pages 4-5)
-Subsection II "Entries in the register of trade", paragraph II "Registrations", articles 45 (2), 48 (2) (pages 5-6)

-Title II "Commercial Lease and Business assets", Subtitle II "Business assets", Chapter II "Commercial Lease Contracts":
Section I "The sale of the business", article 128 (p. 16);
Section III "The pledge of goodwill", article 145 (p. 18)

Date of entry into force: see "Final Provisions", Section 1464 .- "This Act comes into force ten months after its publication in the Official Gazette." (page 179)
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