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Law No. 15-95 on the Establishment of the Commercial Code (promulgated by Dahir No. 1-96-83 of 15 rabii 1417 (August 1, 1996))

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Year of Version 1996 Dates Adopted: August 1, 1996 Type of Text IP-related Laws Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Other, Industrial Property Notes The notification by Morocco to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Under the Commercial Code, any person routinely and professionally engaged in i) printing and publishing; ii) organization of public performances qualifies for trader status.
The Commercial Code deals with the organization of the commercial register, entries in which concern, inter alia, exploited patents and trademarks or service marks registered by the trader (Articles 30, 33(2), 35, 43(2) & 46(2)).
It considers patents for invention, licences, trademarks and service marks as elements constituting goodwill (Articles 80, 90, 91 & 107).'


Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Arabic قانون رقم 15.95 بشأن مدونة التجارة الصادر بظهير رقم 1.96.83 بتاريخ 15 ربيع الأول 1417 (فاتح أغسطس 1996) PDF French Loi n° 15-95 formant le Code de commerce (promulguée par Dahir n° 1-96-83 du 15 rabii 1417 (1 août 1996)) PDF HTML
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Law No. 15-95 on the Establishment of the Commercial Code (promulgated by Dahir No. 1-96-83 of 15 Rabii 1417 (August 1, 1996), and amended up to Law No. 21-18) (MA086)

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