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Law No. 19.496 on Consumer Protection (as amended up to 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, Other, 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 (modificada por la Ley 20.543) Ley N° 19.496 sobre Protección de los Derechos de los Consumidores (modificada por la Ley 20.543), Complete document (pdf) [123 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:CL038

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