Copyright Law to Costa Rican Parliament
In Compliance with the FTA, the Government sent Congress draft legislation that criminalizes the infringement of intellectual property rights.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
As part of the framework Agenda for the Implementation of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States, Central America and Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX) has sent a reform to the Law on Copyright and Related Rights to Congress for debate.
To speed up its approval, the Executive removed the agrochemical chapter from the last law project of the FTA agenda.
The Legislative is moving forward a bill that will decriminalize the business of photocopying of books, on the basis of academic needs.
The Costa Rican Constitutional Court approved the last law project for the trade agreement by ruling that it does not have any defects.
The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica passed modifications to intellectual property laws.
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