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Law No. 8039 on Procedures for Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (as last amended by Law No. 8656 of July 18, 2008)

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Year of current version:2008
Date of entry into force of original text:January 31, 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):January 6, 2000
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Trade Names, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:
Copyright:
- Introduces modifications regarding copying and editing works; protection terms; artists, interpreters, performers, and phonograms and videograms producers, authorization and/or prohibition rights.

Patents:
- Eliminates the possibility to patent improvements made to previously obtained patents; extends prior art's definition; extends the term for exercising priority; modifies patents owners rights and limitations; establishes a single 20 years protection term for patents; modifies the mandatory patent licenses; extends the protection term for Industrial Designs and Utility Models.

Civil Procedure:
- Establishes the summary procedure for intellectual property matters.
Available Texts: 
English

Law No. 8039 on Procedures for Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (as last amended by Law No. 8656 of July 18, 2008) Law No. 8039 on Procedures for Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (as last amended by Law No. 8656 of July 18, 2008), Complete document (pdf) [331 KB]

Spanish

Ley N° 8039 sobre Procedimientos de Observancia de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual (modificada por última vez por la Ley N° 8656 de 18 de julio de 2008) Ley N° 8039 sobre  Procedimientos de Observancia de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual (modificada por última vez por la Ley N° 8656 de 18 de julio de 2008), Complete document (pdf) [53 KB] Ley N° 8039 sobre  Procedimientos de Observancia de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual (modificada por última vez por la Ley N° 8656 de 18 de julio de 2008), Complete document (htm) [67 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CR022

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