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Law on Employees' Inventions (as amended June 24, 1994)

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Year of current version:1994
Date of last amendment:June 24, 1994
Date of entry into force of original text:October 1, 1957
Date of Text (Enacted):July 25, 1957
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:
The notification by Germany to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Law contains provisions on the protection of inventions and technical improvement proposals made by employees in the private sector and in public service as well as on arbitration proceedings.'
The Law contains provisions on Alternate Dispute Resolution (see Articles 28 - 35).

Die WTO-Mitteilung hält fest:
'Das Gesetz enthält Vorschriften zum Schutz von Erfindungen und technischen Verbesserungsvorschläge von Arbeitnehmern im privaten Sektor sowie im öffentlichen Dienst und zu Schlichtungsverfahren'.
Das Gesetz enthält Vorschriften zur alternativen Streitbeilgegung (Alternate Dispute Resolution)(siehe Art. 28 - 35).
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English

Law on Employees' Inventions (as amended June 24, 1994) Law on Employees' Inventions (as amended June 24, 1994), Complete document (pdf) [118 KB] Law on Employees' Inventions (as amended June 24, 1994), Complete document (htm) [61 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi sur les inventions de salarié (modifiée 24 juin 1994) Loi sur les inventions de salarié (modifiée 24 juin 1994), Complete document (pdf) [111 KB] Loi sur les inventions de salarié (modifiée 24 juin 1994), Complete document (htm) [61 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

German

Gesetz über Arbeitnehmererfindungen (geändert 24. Juni 1994) Gesetz über Arbeitnehmererfindungen (geändert 24. Juni 1994), Complete document (pdf) [1311 KB] Gesetz über Arbeitnehmererfindungen (geändert 24. Juni 1994), Complete document (htm) [208 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:DE039

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