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Utility Model Law (as amended September 2, 1994)

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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 version of the Utility Model Law of 1936, which was revised and published on August 28, 1986 contains all the amendments up to September 2, 1994.

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.

Date of entry into force of latest amendment: see Section 27(3) footnote 1 for further detail.


Die WTO-Mitteilung hält fest:
'Das Gesetz enthält Bestimmungen zum Schutz von Gebrauchsmustern sowie zur Anmeldung, Priorität, Schutzzeitraum, Sanktionen bei Verletzung und zur Beschlagnahme'.
Inkrafttreten der letzten Änderung: Siehe § 27 Abs. 3 Fußnote 1.
Available Texts: 
English

Utility Model Law (as amended September 2, 1994) Utility Model Law (as amended September 2, 1994), Complete document (pdf) [171 KB] Utility Model Law (as amended September 2, 1994), Complete document (htm) [39 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi sur les modèles d'utilité (modifiée le 2 septembre 1994) Loi sur les modèles d'utilité (modifiée le 2 septembre 1994), Complete document (pdf) [175 KB]

German

Gebrauchsmustergesetz (GebrMG) (geändert am 2. September 1994) Gebrauchsmustergesetz (GebrMG) (geändert am 2. September 1994), Complete document (pdf) [993 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:DE015

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