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Law on the Extension of Industrial Property Rights (Extension Law)

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Year of current version:1994
Date of last amendment:August 30, 1994
Date of entry into force of original text:May 1, 1992
Date of Text (Enacted):April 23, 1992
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trademarks, Utility Models
Notes:The notification by Germany to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Law contains provisions concerning the extension of trademarks, trade names, industrial designs, utility models and patents in the light of the reunification of Germany.'

Die WTO-Mitteilung hält fest: 'Das Gesetz enthält Vorschriften zur Erstreckung von Marken, Handelsbezeichnungen, Geschmacksmustern, Gebrauchsmustern und Patenten im Lichte der Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands'.
Available Texts: 
English

Law on the Extension of Industrial Property Rights (Extension Law) Law on the Extension of Industrial Property Rights (Extension Law), Complete document (pdf) [153 KB] Law on the Extension of Industrial Property Rights (Extension Law), Complete document (htm) [77 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi portant extension des droits de propriété industrielle (loi d'extension) Loi portant extension des droits de propriété industrielle (loi d'extension), Complete document (pdf) [146 KB]

German

Gesetz über die Erstreckung von gewerblichen Schutzrechten (Erstreckungsgesetz-ErstrG) Gesetz über die Erstreckung von gewerblichen Schutzrechten (Erstreckungsgesetz-ErstrG), Complete document (pdf) [1344 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:DE024

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