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Legal Texts Relevant to Industrial Designs


Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
October 29, 2007Law No. 2007-1544 of October 29, 2007, relating to the Fight against Counterfeiting
July 1, 1992Law No. 92-597 of 1 July, 1992, on the Intellectual Property Code (Legislative Part)
June 1, 1992Intellectual Property Code (consolidated as of January 1, 2014)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
August 4, 2008Law No. 2008-776 of August 4, 2008 on the Modernization of the Economy

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
September 23, 2008Decree of September 23, 2008 laying down Procedures for Submission of Application for Withholding referred to Articles R. 335-1, R. 523-1 and R. 716-6 of the Intellectual Property Code
May 7, 2007Decree No. 2007-731 of May 7, 2007 on the persons qualified in industrial property and amending the code of intellectual property.
March 1, 2007Decree No. 2007-280 of March 1, 2007 amending the Intellectual Property Code
December 30, 2005Decree No. 2005-1756 of December 30,2005 laying down the List and the Jurisdiction of Special Courts in Competition matters, Industrial property and Insolvency
February 25, 2004Decree No. 2004-199 of February 25, 2004 amending the Intellectual Property Code
February 18, 2002Decree No. 2002-215 of February 18, 2002 amending the Regulatory Part of the Code and Intellectual property relating to industrial Property agents, the Protection of Designs and CTM (Communitary trademark)
July 25, 2001Ordinance No. 2001-670 of July 25, 2001 transposing the European Directive into the intellectual property code and the Postal and Telecommunications Code
April 10, 1995Decree No. 95-385 of April 10, 1995, Concerning the Regulatory Part of the Intellectual Property Code and its Annex: Intellectual Property Code (Regulatory Part)
December 8, 1994Decree No. 94-1056 of December 8, 1994 amending Article R. 312-2 of the Code of Judicial Organization
September 27, 1994Decree No. 94-836 of September 27, 1994 concerning the Detention of Counterfeit Goods by the Customs Administration and Organization of the Simplified Filing Designs

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