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Penal Code of Rwanda

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Year of current version:1977
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1980
Date of Text (Enacted):August 18, 1977
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
Notes:For provisions concerning the protection of intellectual property rights, see:

"Article 13: Every Rwandan citizen or foreign citizen who outside the territory of the Republic, made guilty (...) to counterfeit of the seal of the state or national currencies, may be prosecuted under the provisions of Rwandan law as if the crime or offense had been committed in the territory." (See page 2).
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WIPO Lex No.:RW008

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