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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

France

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
November 28, 2011Law of November 28, 2011 on Certificates of New Plant Variety, published in the Official Gazette on December 8, 2011 amending the Code of Intellectual Property
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)
June 1, 1992Intellectual Property Code (consolidated as of January 1, 2014)
January 4, 1991Law No. 91-7 of January 4, 1991 on Trademarks and Service Marks

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
 Customs Code (consolidated as of April 1, 2014)
August 4, 2008Law No. 2008-776 of August 4, 2008 on the Modernization of the Economy
March 9, 2004Law No. 2004-204 of March 9,2004 on adapting to changes in the justice crime
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
March 1, 2007Decree No. 2007-280 of March 1, 2007 amending the Intellectual Property Code
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)

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