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Notice 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)

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Year of current version:1996
Date of Text (Issued):August 27, 1996
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Trade Names, Trademarks
Notes:
The Notice, which was made by the Federal Ministry of Justice pursuant to Section 8(2)(8) of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and other Signs, provides the exclusion from registration as trademarks of official signs or hallmarks of States and emblems of international intergovernmental organizations.

The exclusion concerns the emblem of the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol), and the official signs indicating control and warranty for the safe electric appliances of Norway, e.g. the capital letter 'N' in a circle for 'NEMKO' (a Norwegian institution that supervises safety testing for electrical equipment manufacturing).
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German

Bekanntmachung zu § 8 des Markengesetzes (ergeht im Anschluß an die Bekanntmachung vom 13. Mai 1996, BGBl. I,
S. 747) Bekanntmachung zu § 8 des Markengesetzes (ergeht im Anschluß an die Bekanntmachung vom 13. Mai 1996, BGBl. I,<br/>S. 747), Complete document (pdf) [35 KB] Bekanntmachung zu § 8 des Markengesetzes (ergeht im Anschluß an die Bekanntmachung vom 13. Mai 1996, BGBl. I,<br/>S. 747), Complete document (htm) [10 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:DE061

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