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Federal Antitrust Law

Year of Version:2006
Date of Entry into Force:June 22, 1993
Date of Text (Issued):December 24, 1992
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property
New Law published in the Official Journal of the Federation on December 24, 1992 - Last reform published DOF 06/28/2006,
Declaration of invalidity of articles by the Supreme Court's Judgement of 07/12/2007 DOF

IP and Antitrust law have always been closely related. However, it is important to distinguish that IP law allocates and protects intellectual property rights, while Antitrust Law refers to the use of such rights.

The purpose of this Act is to protect the process of free competition, by preventing and eliminating monopolies, monopolistic practices and other restrictions to the efficient functioning of markets for goods and services.
Available Texts: 

Ley Federal de Competencia Económica Ley Federal de Competencia Económica, Complete document (pdf) [197 KB] Ley Federal de Competencia Económica, Complete document (htm) [252 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX063



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