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Mauritania

Ordinance 83-162 of 09 July 1983 concerning the Imposition of a Criminal Code

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Year of current version:1983
Date of entry into force of original text:February 29, 1984
Date of Text (Enacted):July 9, 1983
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
For the provisions on the protection of copyright, please refer to:
-Book III, Title I, Chapter IV-"The crimes against public order"
Section I - "False and counterfeit,"
§ 1 "Fake money"
§ 2 "Counterfeiting seals of the state bank notes, treasury bills and punches, stamps and marks"
§ 3 "Forgery of public and authentic writing"
§ 4 "Forgery of private writing, commercial or bank forgery"
§ 5 "False committed in some administrative documents, in the roadmaps and certificates"

- Book III, Title II, Chapter II, Section II "Bankruptcy, fraud, and other types of fraud"
§ 5 "Violation of regulations on manufacturing, commerce and the arts":
-Article 401 (sanction against violations of copyright in respect of the production of any edition of writings, musical composition, drawing, painting, etc.).
- Article 402 (sanctions against counterfeiting of copyright and related rights regarding reproduction, representation or distribution by any means whatsoever, of an intellectual work)
-Articles 403-405 (compensating authors for the loss suffered due to the copy of their work)

For the provisions relating to the protection of trade secrets, trademarks and the protection against unfair competition, please refer to:
-Book III, Title II, Chapter II, Section II "Bankruptcy, fraud, and other types of fraud",
§ 5 "Violation of regulations on manufacturing, commerce and the arts":
-Article 388 (sanctions against the violation of trade secrets)
-Articles 389 & 390 (sanctions against cartels)
-Articles 392-399 (sanctions against the violation of trademarks and service marks)
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