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Federal Law of March 24, 1995 on the Statute and Tasks of the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property (status as of January 20, 2004)

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Year of current version:2004
Date of last amendment:June 20, 2003
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1996
Date of Text (Enacted):March 24, 1995
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
Date of Entry into Force: 'Preamble, Art. 2.1(a): July 1, 2002; Art. 3, 4.1, 4.2 and 4.4 : November 15, 1995; Art. 4.3 and 13.3: January 1, 1997'.

The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Federal Institute for Intellectual Property (IPI), established under public law, took over the tasks of the Federal Office for Intellectual Property on 1 January 1996.
The entry into effect of the law establishing the Institute and the Ordinance on the fees charged by the latter (replaced by a new Regulation on the fees charged, see below) required amendments to the legislation relating to trademarks, industrial designs, patents, copyright and neighbouring rights and the topographies of integrated circuits. The amendments to the laws on trademarks, industrial designs and patents are set out in the Annex to the LIPI (RO 1995 5055.5056). As regards the other areas, the related amendments were introduced by Ordinance (see the corresponding lists). The amendments concern, inter alia, provisions regarding fees and registration procedures.'
'Tasks of the Institute: drafting amendment following the entry into force of the Federal Law on Designs.'
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Loi fédérale du 24 mars 1995 sur le statut et les tâches de l'Institut fédéral de la Propriété intellectuelle (état le 20 janvier 2004) Loi fédérale du 24 mars 1995 sur le statut et les tâches de l'Institut fédéral de la Propriété intellectuelle (état le 20 janvier 2004), Complete document (pdf) [76 KB] Loi fédérale du 24 mars 1995 sur le statut et les tâches de l'Institut fédéral de la Propriété intellectuelle (état le 20 janvier 2004), Complete document (htm) [24 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH098

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