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Federal Law of March 25, 1954 on the Protection of the Emblem and Name of the Red Cross

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Year of current version:1954
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1955
Date of Text (Enacted):March 25, 1954
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Trade Names, Trademarks
Notes:The emblem of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is protected as a trademark by the Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949 and its Additional Protocols of June 8, 1977. Accordingly, the High Contracting Parties shall undertake to adopt the necessary measures to ensure that there is no misuse of the emblem in both times of conflict and times of peace.

For provisions regulating the use of trademarks, trade names, designs and models see Articles 7-11.
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Loi fédérale du 25 mars 1954 concernant la protection de l'emblème et du nom de la Croix-Rouge Loi fédérale du 25 mars 1954 concernant la protection de l'emblème et du nom de la Croix-Rouge, Complete document (pdf) [23 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH023

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