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Utility Model Act (as amended up to Act of September 2, 1994, on the Reform of the Professional Statute of Attorneys and Patent Attorneys)

Year of Version:1994
Date of Text (Enacted):May 5, 1936
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Utility Models
Notes:
This consolidated version of 1994 of the Utility Model Act of 1936 (that was revised and republished on August 28, 1986), incorporates amendments up to Act of September 2, 1994, on the Reform of the Professional Statute of Attorneys and Patent Attorneys, which came into force on September 3, 1994 (except Article 1, paragraphs 5, 11 & 38; Articles 3, 10 to 20, which took effect in respect of the cities referred to in Article 2(2) of the said Act).

The notification by Germany to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Law contains provisions on the protection of utility models and provisions regarding application, priority, term of protection, sanctions for infringement and seizure.' Section 5 relates an application for a utility patent to a prior patent application.
Available Texts: 
English

Utility Model Act (as amended up to Act of September 2, 1994, on the Reform of the Professional Statute of Attorneys and Patent Attorneys) Utility Model Act (as amended up to Act of September 2, 1994, on the Reform of the Professional Statute of Attorneys and Patent Attorneys), Complete document (pdf) [173 KB] Utility Model Act (as amended up to Act of September 2, 1994, on the Reform of the Professional Statute of Attorneys and Patent Attorneys), Complete document (htm) [39 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi sur les modèles d'utilité (modifiée jusqu'à la loi du 2 septembre 1994 portant réforme de la profession d’avocat et de conseil en brevets) Loi sur les modèles d'utilité (modifiée jusqu'à la loi du 2 septembre 1994 portant réforme de la profession d’avocat et de conseil en brevets), Complete document (pdf) [177 KB]

German

Gebrauchsmustergesetz (GebrMG) (geändert durch Gesetz vom 2. September 1994 zur Neuordnung des Berufsrechts der Rechtsanwälte und der Patentanwälte) Gebrauchsmustergesetz (GebrMG) (geändert durch Gesetz vom 2. September 1994 zur Neuordnung des Berufsrechts der Rechtsanwälte und der Patentanwälte), Complete document (pdf) [993 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:DE015

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