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Federal Code of Criminal Procedure (as amended up to October 19,2010)

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Date of entry into force of original text:October 1, 1934
Date of Text (Enacted):August 30, 1934
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Other
Notes:
Code published in the Official Journal of the Federation on August 30, 1934 - reform published, DOF 19/08/2010

The Federal Code of Criminal Procedure provides the regulation of Federal criminal procedures in Mexico.

Some of the IP relevant provisions are:

Article 194 . 'The following are classified as felonies for all legal purposes, since they significantly affect society’s fundamental values:

I. From the Federal Criminal Code, the following offenses:
...
34) In Copyright matters, as provided under Article 424 Bis.;
...

VII. From the Industrial Property Law, the offenses as provided under Article 223, Sections II and III.


The punishable attempt of any of the abovementioned criminal offences shall also be considered felonies.'
Available Texts: 
Spanish

Código Federal de Procedimientos Penales (modificado hasta el 19 de octubre de 2010) Código Federal de Procedimientos Penales (modificado hasta el 19 de octubre de 2010), Complete document (pdf) [593 KB] Código Federal de Procedimientos Penales (modificado hasta el 19 de octubre de 2010), Complete document (htm) [1008 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX033

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