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Criminal Code (Law No. 4573)

Year of Version:2010
Date of Entry into Force:November 15, 1971
Date of Text (Enacted):May 4, 1970
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:For provisions concerning unfair competition, see articles 236, 238, 242

Breaches of law linked to information technologies are established in Articles 196, 217 and 229.
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Código Penal (Ley Nº 4573) Código Penal (Ley Nº 4573), Complete document (pdf) [818 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:CR072


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