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Intellectual Property Code (consolidated version as of October 24, 2019), France

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Year of Version 2019 Dates Adopted: July 1, 1992 Type of Text Main IP Laws Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Trade Names, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Competition, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Plant Variety Protection, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Genetic Resources, Transfer of Technology, IP Regulatory Body, Industrial Property Notes This consolidated version of the Intellectual Property Code takes into account amendments up to 'Law No. 2019-775 of July 24, 2019, on the Creation of Neighboring Rights for the Benefit of Press Agencies and Publishers', which entered into force on October 24, 2019.

The said amending Law No. 2019-775 of July 24, 2019 introduced the following amendments to the Legislative Part, Part I of this consolidated version of the IP Code:
- Book II, Single Title, Chapter I, parapraphs 6°, 7° and final paragraph of Article L211-3 (amended), Article L211-3-1 (new article added), paragraph V of Article L211-4 (new paragraph added); Chapter VIII (new chapter added, relating to the creation of new 'rights of press publishers and news agencies').
- Book III, Title III, Chapter I, Section 2, Articles L331-5, L331-7, L331-10 & L331-11 (amended), Section 3, Sub-section 4, Articles L331-31 & L331-37 (amended); Chapter V, Articles L335-4, L335-4-1 & L335-4-2 (amended).


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