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Legal Texts Relevant to Industrial Designs

European Union (EU)

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
June 12, 2013Regulation (EU) No. 608/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 12, 2013, concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No. 1383/2003
December 12, 2001Council Regulation (EC) No. 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community Designs (amended by Council Regulation No. 1891/2006 of 18 December 2006 amending Regulations (EC) No. 6/2002 and (EC) No. 40/94 to give effect to the Accession of the European Community to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs)
October 13, 1998Directive No. 98/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 on the legal protection of designs
December 16, 1986Council Directive of 16 December 1986 on the legal protection of topographies of semiconductor products (87/54/EEC)

IP Laws: issued by the Executive

Date of TextTitle
December 16, 2002Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2246/2002 of 16 December 2002 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) in respect of the registration of Community designs

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
March 31, 2009Commission Regulation (EC) No. 355/2009 of 31 March 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2869/95 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) and Regulation (EC) No. 2868/95 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No. 40/94 on the Community Trade Mark
July 24, 2007Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2245/2002 of 21 October 2002 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No. 6/2002 on Community designs, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 876/2007 of 24 July 2007
July 24, 2007Commission Regulation (EC) No. 877/2007 of 24 July 2007 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2246/2002 concerning the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) following the accession of the European Community to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs
December 16, 2002Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2246/2002 of 16 December 2002 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) in respect of the registration of Community designs, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 877/2007 of 24 July 2007
February 5, 1996Commission Regulation (EC) No. 216/96 of 5 February 1996 laying down the rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)
December 13, 1995Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2869/95 of 13 December 1995 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Treaty Approvals

Date of TextTitle
December 18, 2006Council Decision No. 2006/954/EC of 18 December 2006 approving the accession of the European Community to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs, adopted in Geneva on 2 July 1999

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