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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 August 27, 1996, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 1358)

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Year of current version:1997
Date of entry into force of original text:1997
Date of Text (Issued):March 10, 1997
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter: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 specific exclusion of registration as trademarks of flags, other emblems, abbreviations and names of international intergovernmental organizations.

The exclusion concerns the abbreviations, emblems, flags and names of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).
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Bekanntmachung zu § 8 des Markengesetzes (MarkenG§8Bek97) Bekanntmachung zu § 8 des Markengesetzes (MarkenG§8Bek97), Complete document (pdf) [36 KB] Bekanntmachung zu § 8 des Markengesetzes (MarkenG§8Bek97), Complete document (htm) [13 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:DE062

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