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Law on the Protection of Designs (as amended up to Law of August 31, 2013)

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Year of current version:2013
Date of entry into force of original text: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:
This consolidated version of the Law on the Protection of Designs incorporates all the amendments from 2004 up to 2013.
Under this version, Section 17 of the Law 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 (“Legal Assistance on Procedural Costs”) where the words “paragraphs 2-3, 5 of Section 130 and Sections 133-138” are 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]

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