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Regulation (EU) No. 386/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 April 2012 on entrusting the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) with tasks related to the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including the assembling of public and private-sector representatives as a European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, European Union (EU)

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Year of Version 2012 Dates Entry into force: June 5, 2012 Adopted: April 19, 2012 Type of Text IP-related Laws   Subject Matter Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body Subject Matter (secondary) Other Notes The notification by the European Union to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Regulation entrusts the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) with tasks aimed at facilitating and supporting the activities of national authorities, the private sector and the Union institutions in the fight against infringements of the intellectual property rights covered by Directive 2004/48/EC. In carrying out these tasks the Office shall organise, administer and support the gathering of experts, authorities and stakeholders.'


Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) German Verordnung (EU) Nr. 386/2012 des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 19. April 2012 zur Übertragung von Aufgaben, die die Durchsetzung von Rechten des geistigen Eigentums betreffen, einschließlich der Zusammenführung von Vertretern des öffentlichen und des privaten Sektors im Rahmen einer Europäischen Beobachtungsstelle für Verletzungen von Rechten des geistigen Eigentums, auf das Harmonisierungsamt für den Binnenmarkt (Marken, Muster und Modelle) PDF HTML French Règlement (UE) n° 386/2012 du Parlement Européen et du Conseil du 19 avril 2012 confiant à l’Office de l’harmonisation dans le marché intérieur (marques, dessins et modèles) des tâches liées au respect des droits de propriété intellectuelle, notamment la réunion de représentants des secteurs public et privé au sein d’un Observatoire européen des atteintes aux droits de propriété intellectuelle PDF HTML English Regulation (EU) No. 386/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 April 2012 on entrusting the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) with tasks related to the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including the assembling of public and private-sector representatives as a European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights PDF HTML Spanish Reglamento (UE) N° 386/2012 Del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de 19 de abril de 2012 por el que se encomiendan a la Oficina de Armonización del Mercado Interior (Marcas, Dibujos y Modelos) funciones relacionadas con el respeto de los derechos de propiedad intelectual, entre otras la de congregar a representantes de los sectores público y privado en un Observatorio Europeo de las Vulneraciones de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual PDF HTML
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Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Council Regulation (EC) No. 207/2009 on the Community trade mark and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2868/95 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No. 40/94 on the Community trade mark, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2869/95 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (EU214)
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Royal Decree of May 4, 2020, on the Composition and Organization of the Interministerial Commission for the Fight against Counterfeiting and Piracy in accordance with Articles XV. 58 and XV. 59 of the Code of Economic Law (BE211)
Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (SG No. 56/1993, as amended up to December 13, 2019) (BG086)
Law on Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (SG No. 14/2015) (BG082)

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