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Commercial Code (as amended up to October 27, 2009)

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Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1890
Date of Text (Issued):October 7, 1889
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
Notes:
Code published in the Official Journal of the Federation on October 7, 1889 - reform published, DOF 08/27/2009

The Commercial Code can be applied supplementary to the arbitration procedure under Chapter III of the Federal Law on Copyright.

Article 219 of the Federal Law on Copyright provides that 'in the event of any dispute concerning the rights protected under this Law, the parties may submit the controversy to arbitration, which will be regulated under the provisions of this chapter, its regulatory provisions and supplementary the Commercial Code'.

The Code deals with unfair competition and is indirectly related to Intellectual Property.
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Código de Comercio (modificado al 27 de octubre de 2009) Código de Comercio (modificado al 27 de octubre de 2009), Complete document (pdf) [679 KB] Código de Comercio (modificado al 27 de octubre de 2009), Complete document (htm) [1259 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX037

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