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Decree No. 2016-504 of April 22, 2016, on the Profession of Industrial Property Agents

Year of Version:2016
Date of Entry into Force:April 25, 2016
Date of Text (Issued):April 22, 2016
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:IP Regulatory Body
Notes:
Articles 2 to 8 of the Decree No. 2016-504 of April 22, 2016, introduce amendments to the following provisions of the Regulatory Part, Book IV, Title II of the Intellectual Property Code:
-Chapter I, Articles R421-1; R421-1-1; R421-5; R421-7; R421-8;
-Chapter II, Article R422-7-1; and
-Chapter III, Article R423-2.

These amendments refer to the conditions under which the industrial property agents are allowed to use advertising and personalized solicitation, and to the modification of the rules of recognition of professional qualifications for practicing as industrial property agents, in order to implement the Directive 2013/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and Regulation (EU) No. 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System (“the IMI Regulation”).

Source of the Decree: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000032447368&dateTexte=20160530, Legifrance website, Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (DILA).
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Décret n° 2016-504 du 22 avril 2016 relatif à la profession de conseil en propriété industrielle Décret n° 2016-504 du 22 avril 2016 relatif à la profession de conseil en propriété industrielle, Complete document (pdf) [133 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:FR499

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