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Code of Economic Law (updated on June 19, 2019), Belgium


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Year of Version 2019 Dates Entry into force: December 12, 2013 Published: March 29, 2013 Promulgated: February 28, 2013 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Variety Protection, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets) Subject Matter (secondary) Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Other, Domain Names, Competition, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Genetic Resources

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Directive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (EU218)
Directive No. 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the Term of Protection of Copyright and Certain Related Rights (codified version) (EU108)
Directive 2006/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property (codified version) (EU071)
Directive No. 2006/114/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 concerning misleading and comparative advertising (codified version) (EU132)
Regulation (EC) No. 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (EU130)
Directive No. 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (Directive on electronic commerce) (EU107)
Directive 98/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 1998 on the legal protection of services based on, or consisting of, conditional access. (EU155)
Directive No. 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases (EU005)
Directive No. 98/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 1998 on the protection of consumers (EU044)
Directive No. 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (EU188)
Council Directive No. 91/250/EEC of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs (EU020)
Council Directive 89/552/EEC of 3 October 1989 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities (EU128)
Council Directive No. 84/450/EEC of 10 September 1984 relating to the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning misleading advertising (EU033)
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Code of Economic Law (updated on September 10, 2018)(BE172)
Code of Economic Law (updated on September 28, 2016)(BE171)
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Code of Economic Law (updated on April 21, 2022)  (BE214)
Code of Economic Law (updated on March 7, 2022)  (BE213)

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