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Industrial Property Code (approved by Decree-Law No. 36-2003 of March 5, 2003)

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Year of current version:2003
Date of entry into force of original text:July 1, 2003
Date of Text (Enacted):March 5, 2003
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Trade Names, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:
The notification by Portugal to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The new Industrial Property Code transposes into national law the Directive 98/44/EC of July 6, 1998 on the Protection of Biotechnology and the Directive 98/71/EC of October 13, 1998 on the Protection of Designs. It integrates rules arising from the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights related to Trade (TRIPS).
The Code also incorporates the Decree-Law No. 106/99 of March 31, 1999, which regulates and disciplines the Regulation No. 1768/92/CE of June 18, 1992 concerning the Creation of a Supplementary Protection Certificates for Medicines and No. 1610/96/CE of July 23, 1996 concerning the Creation of a Supplementary Protection Certificate for Plant Protection Products, while retaining the alignment with the latest proposals from the Commission on Utility Models'.
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Código da Propiedade Industrial (aprovado pelo Decreto-Lei nº 36-2003 de 5 de março de 2003) Código da Propiedade Industrial (aprovado pelo Decreto-Lei nº 36-2003 de 5 de março de 2003), Complete document (pdf) [481 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:PT044

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