Germany

Act on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (Trade Mark Act)

Year of Version:1994
Date of Entry into Force:January 1, 1995
Date of Text (Enacted):October 25, 1994
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Plant Variety Protection, Trade Names, Trademarks
Notes:
The notification by Germany to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Law contains provisions related to the scope and the limits of the protection of trademarks and commercial designations, on transfer and licenses, on proceedings in trademark matters before the Patent Office, the Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice, on the protection of collective marks and indications of geographical origin, on the procedure in litigations concerning signs and provisions governing offences and seizure.'

Date of entry into force: See Section 152 for further detail.
Available Texts: 
English

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French

Loi sur la protection des marques et autres signes (loi sur les marques) Loi sur la protection des marques et autres signes (loi sur les marques), Complete document (pdf) [468 KB] Loi sur la protection des marques et autres signes (loi sur les marques), Complete document (htm) [211 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:DE021

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