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
February 5, 1994Law No. 94-102 of February 5, 1994, relating to the Counterfeiting Repression and amending some provisions in the Intellectual Property Code
July 1, 1992Law No. 92-597 of 1 July, 1992, on the Intellectual Property Code (Legislative Part)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
 Heritage Code (consolidated as of February 23, 2015)
August 4, 2008Law No. 2008-776 of August 4, 2008 on the Modernization of the Economy
August 1, 2003Law No. 2003-706 of August 1, 2003, on Financial Security (as last amended by Ordinance No. 2010-638 of June 10, 2010)

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 23, 2007Decree No. 2002-410 of March 23, 2007, publishing the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (and its implementing regulation and two joints declaration), adopted in Geneva on July 2, 1999
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
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
October 2, 1975Decree No. 75-908 of October 2, 1975, publishing the Complementary Act of Stockholm of July 14, 1967 to The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs of November 6, 1925, revised in London on June 2, 1934 and in The Hague on November 28, 1960 and amended by the Additional Act of Monaco of November 18, 1961
September 22, 1975Decree No. 75-890 of September 22, 1975, publishing the Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs (and one Annex and one Resolution), signed in Locarno on October 8, 1968
August 6, 1975Decree No. 75-162 of August 6, 1975, publishing the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, of the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration, of the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, revised in Stockholm on July 14, 1967 and the Additional Act of Stockholm to the Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods, signed in Stockholm on July 14, 1967

Treaty Approvals

Date of TextTitle
March 2, 2006Law No. 2006-244 of March 2, 2006, authorizing the Ratification of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs