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Act on the Legal Protection of Designs and Models (Design Act, as amended up to Act of August 31, 2013)

Year of Version:2014
Date of Entry into Force:June 1, 2004
Date of Text (Enacted):March 12, 2004
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:Section 17 of the 'Act of August 31, 2013, on Amendments of Legal Aid and Assistance with Court Costs', which came into force on January 1, 2014, amends Section 24 entitled 'Legal Assistance on Procedural Costs” of the Design Act; where the words “paragraphs 2-3, 5 of Section 130 and Sections 133-138” shall be replaced with the words “paragraphs 2-3 of Section 130, Sections 133-135, paragraph 1 of Section 136, and Sections 137-138”.
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Gesetz über den rechtlichen Schutz von Mustern und Modellen (Geschmacksmustergesetz -GeschmMG, geändert am 31. August 2013) Gesetz über den rechtlichen Schutz von Mustern und Modellen (Geschmacksmustergesetz -GeschmMG, geändert am 31. August 2013), Complete document (pdf) [110 KB] Gesetz über den rechtlichen Schutz von Mustern und Modellen (Geschmacksmustergesetz -GeschmMG, geändert am 31. August 2013), Complete document (htm) [89 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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