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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

France

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
December 8, 2011Law No. 2011-1843 of December 8, 2011, on Plant Variety Protection Certificates (consolidated as of March 12, 2015)
October 29, 2007Law No. 2007-1544 of October 29, 2007, relating to the Fight against Counterfeiting
December 18, 1996Law No. 96-1106 of December 18, 1996, amending the Intellectual Property Code pursuant to the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization
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
 Labor Code (consolidated version of March 8, 2015)
 Customs Code (consolidated as of April 1, 2014)
March 17, 2014Law No. 2014-344 of March 17, 2014, on Consumer Protection
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)
June 3, 1994Law No. 94-442 of June 3, 1994, amending the Consumer Code with regard to the Certification of Industrial Products and Services and the Marketing of certain Products

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
September 23, 2013Decree No. 2013-845 of September 23, 2013, publishing the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, adopted on March 27, 2006 (with the Implementing Regulation and the Resolution of the Diplomatic Conference Completing the Treaty and its Implementing Regulation)
December 30, 2008Decree No. 2008-1472 of December 30, 2008 Implementing the Ordinance No. 2008-1301 of December 11, 2008 on Patents and Trademarks, made on the basis of the Article 134 of Law No. 2008 -776 of August 4, 2008 to Modernize the Economy
December 11, 2008Ordinance No. 2008-1301 of 11 December 2008 on patents and trademarks
September 2, 2008FR345
March 1, 2007Decree No. 2007-280 of March 1, 2007 amending the Intellectual Property Code
December 4, 2006Decree No. 2006-1521 of December 4, 2006, publishing the Trademark Law Treaty (and an annex), adopted in Geneva on October 27, 1994
February 25, 2004Decree No. 2004-199 of February 25, 2004 amending the Intellectual Property Code
January 6, 2004Decree No. 2004-41 of January 6, 2004, publishing the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted in Madrid on June 27, 1989
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
July 21, 1980Decree No. 80-605 of July 21, 1980, publishing the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks of June 15, 1957, revised in Stockholm on July 14, 167 and in Geneva on May 13, 1977
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
May 25, 2009Law No. 2009-582 of the 25th of May 2009, authorizing the Ratification of the Singapoure Treaty on the Law of Trademarks.
July 5, 2006Law No. 2006-788 of July 5, 2006, authorizing the Approval of the Trademark Law Treaty
July 2, 1997Law No. 97-741 of July 2, 1997, authorizing the Approval of a Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks (consolidated version as of January 9, 2014)
December 10, 1975Law No. 75-113 of December 10, 1975, authorizing the Ratification of the Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks (and its Implementing Regulation) and of the Protocol to the Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks, signed in Vienna on June 12, 1973

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