Third Act to Amend the Judicial Officers Act and Other Acts
to Amend the Judicial Officers Law and Other Laws
of 6 August 1998
The Federal Parliament has passed the tollowing Law:
Article 1 ..•
Article 2a ..•
Amendment to the Patent Law
The first sentence of Section 81 (7) of the Patent Law, ,in the version promulgated
on 16 December 1980 (Federal Law Gaz~tte 198"1 I page 1), last amended by Article 2 of the Law of 16 July 1998 (Federal Law Gazette I, page 1827), shall be worded as follows:
"Plaintiffs who are not ordinarily resident in a Member State of the European Union
or in a Contracting State of the Convention Concerning the European Economic ~rea.
shall furnish, at the defendant's request, securi~ for the costs of the proceedings; . , Section 110 (2), items 1 to 3, of the Code of Civtl Procedure shall apply mutatis
Article 29 ...
Entry into Force
(1) This Law shall enter into force on 1 October 1998. The c,?nstitutional rights of the Federal Council have been heeded.
The 'above Law is hereby executed and promulgated in the Federal Law Gazette.
Berlin, 6 August 1998
Th e Fed era I Pre s i·d e n t
Rom a n Her zO.9
The·Deputy Federal Chancellor
Ki n ke I
The-Federal Minister of Justice
S .C h mid t -J 0 r t z i 9