Criminal Code (Law No. 641)

Year of Version:2008
Date of Entry into Force:July 4, 2008
Date of Text (Enacted):November 13, 2007
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, Industrial Property, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trade Names, Trademarks, Transfer of Technology, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Title VI applicable to crimes against property and the socioeconomic order, among which are:

- Chapter IX: Offences against Copyright and Neighboring Rights (Articles 247 - 251).

- Chapter X: Offences against Industrial Property (Articles 252-257).

- Chapter XIII: Offences Against Free Competition and Consumers (Article 274 - Unfair Competition; Article 275 - Seizure of company secrets; Article 276 - Distribution of business secrets; and Article 277 - Misuse of business secrets).

In force since: July 4, 2008 (Article 568).
Available Texts: 

Código Penal (Ley Nº 641) Código Penal (Ley Nº 641), Complete document (pdf) [667 KB]

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