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Law No. 513/1991 Coll., Commercial Code

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Year of current version:2008
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1992
Date of Text (Enacted):November 5, 1991
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Other, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trademarks, Transfer of Technology, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
"The Commercial Code contains fundamental provisions on entrepreneurs, Czech-owned and foreign-owned
businesses and the formation and structure of companies, partnerships and co-operatives. General commercial
partnerships (unlimited partnerships), limited partnerships, limited liability companies, joint stock companies and
co-operatives are all considered to be legal entities if formed and incorporated under Czech law. The Code also
includes detailed provisions on various types of contracts. Contracts which are not regulated by the
Commercial Code are subject to the provisions of the Civil Code" (See Preface).
IP-related issues: See Arts. 17-20 (Undisclosed Information), Arts. 44-54 (Unfair Competition), Arts. 508-515 (Transfer of Technology & Industrial Property)
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513/1991 Sb. ZÁKON ze dne 5. listopadu 1991
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WIPO Lex No.:CZ054

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