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Act on the Protection of Trademarks and Other Signs (Trademark Act, as amended up to Act of July 17, 2017), Germany

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Year of Version 2018 Dates Amended up to: May 25, 2018 Entry into force: January 1, 1995 Promulgated: October 25, 1994 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Trade Names Subject Matter (secondary) Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Plant Variety Protection, Competition Notes This consolidated version of the Act on the Protection of Trademarks and Other Signs incorporates all the amendments up to "Act of July 17, 2017, on Amendments to the Federal Supply Act and Other Regulations", which entered into force on July 25, 2018, on the day following its publication, except for provisions of paragraphs (2) to (5) of Article 31, which entered into force on different dates. Article 11 of the said Act of July 17, 2017 amends § 62, paragraph 4 and adds a new § 62a to Chapter 4 of Part Three of this consolidated version, which entered into force on May 25, 2018.

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Act on the Protection of Trade Marks and other Signs (Trademark Act, as amended up to Act of 10 August 2021)  (DE295)

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