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Intellectual Property

Frequently asked questions on Intellectual Property

What are the consequences of using works and services without authorisation?The use of works and services without authorisation from their holders could represent a violation of the intellectual property rights. In case of violation, the holder can exercise the criminal and/or civil actions stipulated by law.

What is the punishment for piracy?Piracy, in the most serious cases, is covered by aricles 270, 271 and 272 of the Criminal Code, and may be punished by fines and prison sentences.

Can I get advice if someone violates my intellectual property rights?The Office of Intellectual Property is not responsible for advising physical or legal persons. You should consult with a lawyer specialised in this matter.

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