Amended Penal Code to help fight counterfeiting and IP rights violations


The National Assembly has passed a new Penal Code, which will come into force on July 1 2016 and replace the current Penal Code. The new code introduces a number of important changes; among other things, it provides for the criminal liability of legal entities for the first time and establishes a lower threshold for the crime of manufacturing and trading in counterfeit goods.

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