Civil Code (approved by Royal Decree No. 262 of March 16, 1942, and amended up to Decree No. 291 of December 7, 2016)

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Adopted: March 16, 1942
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IP-related Laws
Subject Matter:
Patents (Inventions), Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Other
This consolidated Civil Code incorporates all the amendments made up to Decree No. 291 of December 7, 2016, which came into force on January 1, 2017.
For the detailed amendments introduced by the said Decree, see Book IV, Title I, Chapter VII, Article 1284 of the consolidated Code.

Book V of the consolidated Civil Code contains provisions relating to trademark rights for company and brand names (Title VIII, Chapter III); copyright, patents, utility models and industrial designs (
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