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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Germany

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
October 19, 2013Act on Amendments of Patent Law and Other Industrial Property Laws
July 31, 2009Act of July 31, 2009, on Simplification and Modernization of Patent Act
July 23, 2002Law to Amend the Right of Representation by Attorneys-at-Law before the Higher Regional Courts
December 13, 2001Law on Patent Fees of the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court (Patent Fees Act, as amended up to Law of October 19, 2013)
July 16, 1998Second Law to Amend the Patent Law and other Laws
July 19, 1996Law of 1996 Amending the Trade Mark Law
December 7, 1995Act on the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
October 25, 1994Act on the Protection of Trademarks and other Signs (as amended up to Act of October 19, 2013)
April 23, 1992Law on the Extension of Industrial Property Rights (Extension Law)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
July 19, 2002Law on Further Reform of Stock Corporation Law and Accounting Law and on Transparency and Disclosure (Transparency and Disclosure Law)
December 17, 1999Law to Amend the Law to Reform the Professional Law of Attorneys-at-Law and Patent Attorneys
June 22, 1998Law to Reform the Law relating to Merchants and Firms and to Amend other Provisions of Commercial and Company Law (Commercial Law Reform Law)
December 22, 1997Law to Reform Arbitration Proceedings (Arbitration Proceedings Reform Law) (Excerpt)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
November 1, 2013Regulation on Electronic Legal Transactions with the German Patent and Trademark Office (Regulation of November 1, 2013, as amended by Regulation of January 2, 2014)
November 1, 2013Regulation on Electronic Legal Transactions with the German Patent and Trademark Office and on Amendments to Other Regulations for the German Patent and Trademark Office
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)
October 15, 2008Regulation Amending the Trademark Regulation and other Regulations
July 14, 2006Regulation on Administrative Costs before the German Patent and Trademark Office (as amended up to Regulation of November 1, 2013)
May 11, 2004Regulation Concerning the Implementation of the Trademark Law (as amended up to Ordinance of January 2, 2014)
December 13, 2001Law to Revise the Rules on Costs in the Field of Intellectual Property
July 20, 1999Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of April 14, 1999, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 767)
July 15, 1999Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of May 21, 1999, Federal Law Gazette Part I, p. 1095)
May 21, 1999Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of April 14, 1999, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 767)
April 14, 1999Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trademarks and other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of November 27, 1998, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 3538)
December 21, 1998Third Order Amending the Trademark Regulations
September 23, 1998Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trademarks and other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of July 10, 1998, Federal Law Gazette Part I, p. 1870)
July 10, 1998Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of May 20, 1998, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 1216)
March 23, 1998Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of 23 September 1997, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 2462)
September 23, 1997Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of March 10, 1997, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 551)
March 10, 1997Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of August 27, 1996, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 1358)
August 27, 1996Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of 13 May 1996, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 747)
November 30, 1994Regulation Concerning the Implementation of the Trademark Law
October 15, 1991Order on the Administrative Costs of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
October 15, 1991Regulation Concerning the Payment of Fees to the German Patent Office and the Federal Patent Court (as amended October 31, 1998)

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