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Law No. 19.496 on Consumer Protection (as last amended by Law No. 20543 of October 21, 2011)

Year of Version:2011
Date of Entry into Force:March 7, 1997
Date of Text (Enacted):February 7, 1997
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Trade Names, Trademarks
Notes:This law regulates relations between suppliers and consumers, prohibits the infringements against consumers and provides the applicable procedures in such circumstances.

Article 28A provides that: '... commits a breach of this law anyone that, through any kind of advertisement, produces confusion among consumers about the identity of businesses, activities, products, names, marks or other distinctive signs of his competitors. '
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Ley N° 19.496 sobre Protección de los Derechos de los Consumidores Ley N° 19.496 sobre Protección de los Derechos de los Consumidores, Complete document (pdf) [123 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:CL038



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