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Act on Employees' Inventions (as amended by Act of June 24, 1994)

Year of Version:1994
Date of Entry into Force: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 Act 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 Act contains provisions on Alternate Dispute Resolution (see Articles 28-36).

This version of the Act incorporates the amendments made by Act of June 24, 1994, which came into force on July 1, 1996.
Articles 47 and 48 of the Act are repealed by Act of June 24, 1994.
Available Texts: 
English

Act on Employees' Inventions (as amended by Act of June 24, 1994) Act on Employees' Inventions (as amended by Act of June 24, 1994), Complete document (pdf) [57 KB] Act on Employees' Inventions (as amended by Act of June 24, 1994), Complete document (htm) [60 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi sur les inventions de salarié (modifiée par la loi du 24 juin 1994) Loi sur les inventions de salarié (modifiée par la loi du 24 juin 1994), Complete document (pdf) [60 KB] Loi sur les inventions de salarié (modifiée par la loi du 24 juin 1994), Complete document (htm) [67 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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