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Law No. 24/2015 of July 24, 2015, on Patents (as amended by Law No. 6/2018 of July 3, 2018), Spain


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Year of Version 2018 Dates Amended: July 5, 2018 Entry into force: April 1, 2017 Published: July 25, 2015 Promulgated: July 24, 2015 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Utility Models Subject Matter (secondary) Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Genetic Resources, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Transfer of Technology, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Plant Variety Protection, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Notes This consolidated text of July 4, 2018 of Law No. 24/2015 of July 24, 2015, on Patents incorporates the amendments introduced by "Law No. 6/2018 of July 3, 2018, on the General State Budget for 2018", which was published on July 4, 2018, and entered into force on July 5, 2018. Article 96 under Chapter III, Title VI of the said Law No. 6/2018 introduces amendments to paragraphs 1.3, 1.6, 1.10, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1 and 4.2 in the Annex, relating to patent fees of this consolidated text.

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Law No. 17/1975 of May 2, 1975, on the Creation of the Autonomous Body, the “Registry of Industrial Property” (as amended up to Law No. 24/2015 of July 24, 2015, on Patents) (ES197)
Law of December 16, 1954, on Chattel Mortgage and Pledge without Transfer of Possession (as amended up to Law No. 24/2015 of July 24, 2015, on Patents) (ES212)
Supersedes (1 text(s)) Supersedes (1 text(s))
Law No. 24/2015 of July 24, 2015, on Patents(ES186)
Is implemented by (3 text(s)) Is implemented by (3 text(s))
Order ETU/296/2017 of March 31, 2017, on the Establishment of the Maximum Term for Resolution of the Procedures Regulated by Law No. 24/2015 of July 24 of 2015, on Patents (ES231)
Royal Decree No. 316/2017 of March 31, 2017, on Approval of the Regulation for the Implementation of Law No. 24/2015 of July 24, 2015, on Patents (ES218)
Order IET/1186/2015, of June 16, 2015, on the Establishment of the Public Prices of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (ES184)

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Historical Versions Repeals (2 text(s)) Repeals (2 text(s))
Law No. 11/1986 of March 20, 1986, on Patents (repealed by Law No. 24/2015 of July 24, 2015) (ES191)
Law No. 10/2002 of April 29, 2002, on Amendments to Patent Law No. 11/1986 of March 20, 1986, on the Transposition of European Parliament and Council Directive 98/44/EC of July 6, 1998, on the Legal Protection of Biotechnological Inventions (ES088)

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