Legal Texts Relevant to Industrial Designs

Germany

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
April 4, 2016Act of April 3, 2016, amending Design Act and other Intellectual Property Acts
October 19, 2013Act Revising Certain Provisions of Patent Act and Other Acts in the Field of Industrial Property Protection
October 10, 2013Act on Modernization of the Industrial Design Act and Amendments to the Rules on the Notices Concerning the Protection of Exhibition
July 31, 2009Act on Simplification and Modernization of Patent Act
March 12, 2004Act on the Legal Protection of Designs (Design Act, as amended up to Act of July 17, 2017)
December 13, 2001Act to Revise the Rules on Costs in the Field of Intellectual Property
July 16, 1998Second Act to Amend the Patent Act and other Acts
September 7, 1966German Patent Attorney Code (Act of September 7, 1966, as amended up to Act of October 30, 2017)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
July 23, 2002Act to Amend the Right of Representation by Attorneys-at-Law before the Higher Regional Courts
July 19, 2002Act on Further Reform of Stock Corporation Act and Accounting Act and on Transparency and Disclosure (Transparency and Disclosure Act)
December 22, 1997Law to Reform Arbitration Proceedings (Arbitration Proceedings Reform Law) (Excerpt relating to the Amendment of Section 18 of the Extension Law)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
January 2, 2014Regulation of January 2, 2014 for Further Modernization of the Design Act and Introduction of the Invalidity Procedure in Design Matters
January 2, 2014Regulation on the Implementation of the Industrial Design Law (as amended up to Order of May 12, 2017)
November 1, 2013Ordinance on Electronic Legal Transactions with the German Patent and Trademark Office and on Amendments to Other Regulations for the German Patent and Trademark Office
November 1, 2013Regulation on Electronic Legal Transactions with the German Patent and Trademark Office (as amended by Regulation of April 4, 2016)
April 9, 2009Notice in respect of the Patent Centres Authorised to Receive Applications for Patents, Utility Models, Trade Marks and Designs (published on April 9, 2009 by the the Federal Ministry of Justice in the Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 815)
July 14, 2006Order on the Administrative Costs of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
February 22, 2001Notice of Patent Information Centers Authorized to Accept Patent and Utility Model Applications (published on of February 22, 2001 by the Federal Ministry of Justice in the Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 341)
September 27, 2000Notice of Patent Information Centers Authorized to Accept Patent and Utility Model Applications (published on September 27, 2000 by the Federal Ministry of Justice in the Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 1416)
November 5, 1999Notice of Patent Information Centers Authorized to Accept Patent and Utility Model Applications (published on November 5, 1999 by the Federal Ministry of Justice in the Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 2193)
April 6, 1999Notice of Patent Information Centers Authorized to Accept Patent and Utility Model Applications (published on April 6, 1999 by the Federal Ministry of Justice in the Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 648)
October 15, 1991Regulation Concerning the Payment of Fees to the German Patent Office and the Federal Patent Court (as amended on October 31, 1998)