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Penal Code (consolidated text of January 10, 2017), Estonia


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Year of Version 2017 Dates Adopted: June 6, 2001 Type of Text IP-related Laws Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Plant Variety Protection, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other, Industrial Property Notes This consolidated text of the Penal Code incorporates all the amendments up to the 'Penal Code and Associated Amendment Acts Amendment Act (relating to the implementation of EU Directive on the freezing and confiscation of instrumentalities and proceeds of crime)' (hereinafter the 'Amendment Act').
The Amendment Act was adopted on December 15, 2016; was published in Part I of the State Gazette [Riigi Teataja] on December 31, 2016 (RT I, 31.12.2016, 2); and came into force mostly on January 1, 2017, and partly on January 10, 2017.

The consolidated Penal Code contains provisions relating to offenses against intellectual property rights and unjustified disclosure and use of business secrets (see Special Part, Chapter 14; and Chapter 21, Division 2, Section 377).

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) English Penal Code (consolidated text of January 10, 2017) PDF HTML Estonian Karistusseadustik (konsolideeritud tekst 10.01.2017) PDF HTML
Legislation Implements (1 text(s)) Implements (1 text(s))
Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (EU049)
Relates to (1 text(s)) Relates to (1 text(s))
Competition Act (consolidated text of January 1, 2015) (EE175)
Supersedes (3 text(s)) Supersedes (3 text(s))
Penal Code (consolidated text of July 1, 2016)(EE163)
Penal Code (consolidated text of March 8, 2014)(EE024)
Penal Code (consolidated text of January 1, 2012)(EE133)

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