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Civil Code, No. 40 of 24 February 1964 (as amended)

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Year of current version:1995
Date of last amendment:January 1, 1995
Date of entry into force of original text:April 1964
Date of Text (Enacted):February 24, 1964
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Other, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:The WTO notification states:
"The Civil Code provides basic legal rules on civil law relations. Of particular importance for intellectual property rights (IPRs) are the Civil Code's provisions which relate to parties to civil law relations like those concerning the status and competence of natural and juridical persons, their representation, legal acts, ownership and co-ownership rights, liability for damage, lien, forfeiture, inheritance and contractual relations etc."
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ÚPLNÉ ZNENÍ - OBCANSKÉHO ZÁKONÍKU c. 40/1964 Sb., jak vyplývá ze zmen a doplneni provedených zákony c. 58/1969 Sb., c. 131/1982 Sb., c. 94/1988 Sb., c. 188/1988 Sb., c. 87/1990 Sb., c. 105/1990 Sb., c. 116/1990 Sb., c. 87/1991 Sb., c. 509/1991 Sb., c. 264/1992 Sb., c. 267/1994 Sb., c. 104/1995 Sb. a c. 118/1995 Sb. ÚPLNÉ ZNENÍ - OBCANSKÉHO ZÁKONÍKU c. 40/1964 Sb., jak vyplývá ze zmen a doplneni provedených zákony c. 58/1969 Sb., c. 131/1982 Sb., c. 94/1988 Sb., c. 188/1988 Sb., c. 87/1990 Sb., c. 105/1990 Sb., c. 116/1990 Sb., c. 87/1991 Sb., c. 509/1991 Sb., c. 264/1992 Sb., c. 267/1994 Sb., c. 104/1995 Sb. a c. 118/1995 Sb., Complete document (pdf) [695 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:CZ016

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