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Act on Amendments and Additions to the Law on Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin of Products and Services Act (OG No. 46/2018), Croatia

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Details Details Year of Version 2018 Dates Entry into force: May 26, 2108 Adopted: May 1, 2018 Type of Text Main IP Laws Subject Matter Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body Notes The notification by Croatia to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Following the repeal of the Boards of Appeal in the field of industrial property rights as a second instance authority in all procedures of granting industrial property under the responsibility of the SIPO, the Act on Amendments to the Act on Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin of Products and Services provides for the appeal to be submitted to the Administrative Court in Zagreb against first instance decisions in geographical indications and designations of origin registration procedures rendered by the SIPO.'

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Main text(s) Main text(s) Croatian Zakon O Izmjenama I Dopunama Zakonao O Oznakama Zemljopisnog Podrijetla I Oznakama Izvornosti Proizvoda I Usluga (NN 46/2018)         English Act on Amendments and Additions to the Law on Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin of Products and Services Act (OG No. 46/2018)        

ACT AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING THE

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS OF

ORIGIN OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ACT

NN 46/2018, in force from May 26, 2018

Zagreb May, 2018

2 May 2018

ACT MENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING THE GEORGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS OF ORIGIN OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ACT

ACT ON AMENDMENTS TO THE ACT ON GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS AND DESIGNATIONSOF ORIGIN OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Article 1 In the Act on Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin of Products and Services (»Official Gazette«, No. 173/03, 186/03 – Corrigendum, 54/05, 76/07 and 49/11) in Article 11, paragraphs (2) and (3) shall be amended to read: »(2) The decisions issued by the Office cannot be appealed, but an administrative dispute can be instituted before the Administrative Court in Zagreb. (3) The procedure referred to in paragraph (2) of this Article is urgent.«.

Article 2 The heading of Part Seven: »APPEAL«, headings above Articles and Articles 46a to 46d shall be deleted.

TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS Article 3

The Minister responsible for supervision of the work of the State Intellectual Property Office shall harmonise the Regulations on Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin of Products and Services (»Official Gazette«, No. 72/04, 117/07, 66/11 and 43/17) with the provisions of this Act within 30 days from the day of the entry into force of this Act.

Article 4 (1) Administrative procedures instituted by the provisions of the Act on Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin of Products and Services (»Official Gazette«, No. 173/03, 186/03 – Corrigendum, 54/05, 76/07 and 49/11) where the State Intellectual Property Office as the first instance authority issued the decision until the day of the entry into force of this Act shall be completed in accordance with the provisions of that Act and the regulations issued pursuant to that Act. (2) Boards of Appeal in the field of industrial property rights established and appointed on the basis of the Patents Act (»Official Gazette«, No. 173/03, 54/05, 87/05, 76/07, 30/09, 128/10, 49/11 and 76/13) shall continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of that Act and the

regulations issued pursuant to that Act until all the administrative procedures referred to in paragraph (1) of this Article are completed by reaching final decisions, after which they shall cease to operate. (3) If, because of dismissal of the president or members of the Boards of Appeal referred to in paragraph (2) of this Article, it is not possible to determine the Board of Appeal to decide on an appeal, the procedure of electing or appointing the president or necessary number of members of the Boards of Appeal can exceptionally be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Patents Act (»Official Gazette«, No. 173/03, 54/05, 87/05, 76/07, 30/09, 128/10, 49/11 and 76/13), for the needs of resolving the case referred to in paragraph (1) of this Article.

Article 5 This Act shall enter into force on the eighth day following the day of its publication in the »Official Gazette«.

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ZAKON O IZMJENAMA I DOPUNAMA ZAKONA O

O OZNAKAMA ZEMLJOPISNOG PODRIJETLA I OZNAKAMA IZVORNOSTI

PROIZVODA I USLUGA

NN 46/2018, 18.05.2018. (u primjeni od 26.05.2018.)

Zagreb, svibanj 2018.

ZAKON O IZMJENAMA I DOPUNI ZAKONA O OZNAKAMA ZEMLJOPISNOGPODRIJETLA I OZNAKAMA IZVORNOSTI

PROIZVODA I USLUGA

Članak 1. U Zakonu o oznakama zemljopisnog podrijetla i

oznakama izvornosti proizvoda i usluga (»Narodne novine«, br. 173/03., 186/03. – ispravak, 54/05., 76/07. i 49/11.) u članku 11. stavci 2. i 3. mijenjaju se i glase:

»(2) Protiv rješenja Zavoda žalba nije dopuštena, ali se može pokrenuti upravni spor pred Upravnim sudom u Zagrebu.

(3) Postupak iz stavka 2. ovoga članka je hitan.«

Članak 2. Naziv dijela sedmog: »ŽALBA«, naslovi iznad

članaka i članci 46.a do 46.d brišu se.

PRIJELAZNE I ZAVRŠNE ODREDBE

Članak 3. Ministar nadležan za nadzor nad radom Državnog

zavoda za intelektualno vlasništvo uskladit će Pravilnik o oznakama zemljopisnog podrijetla i oznakama izvornosti proizvoda i usluga (»Narodne novine«, br. 72/04., 117/07., 66/11. i 43/17.) s odredbama ovoga Zakona u roku od 30 dana od dana stupanja na snagu ovoga Zakona.

Članak 4. (1) Upravni postupci započeti po odredbama

Zakona o oznakama zemljopisnog podrijetla i oznakama

izvornosti proizvoda i usluga (»Narodne novine«, br. 173/03., 186/03. – ispravak, 54/05., 76/07. i 49/11.) u kojima je Državni zavod za intelektualno vlasništvo kao tijelo prvog stupnja donio rješenje do dana stupanja na snagu ovoga Zakona, dovršit će se po odredbama toga Zakona i propisa donesenih na temelju toga Zakona.

(2) Žalbena vijeća u području prava industrijskog vlasništva osnovana i imenovana temeljem Zakona o patentu (»Narodne novine«, br. 173/03., 54/05., 87/05., 76/07., 30/09., 128/10., 49/11. i 76/13.) nastavljaju s radom sukladno odredbama toga Zakona i propisa donesenih na temelju toga Zakona dok svi upravni po‑ stupci iz stavka 1. ovoga članka ne budu pravomoćno riješeni, nakon čega prestaju s radom.

(3) U slučaju da zbog razrješenja predsjednika ili članova Žalbenih vijeća iz stavka 2. ovoga članka ne bude moguće odrediti Žalbeno vijeće koje odlučuje o žalbi, iznimno se može provesti postupak izbora i imenovanja predsjednika ili potrebnog broja članova Žalbenih vijeća sukladno odredbama Zakona o patentu (»Narodne novine«, br. 173/03., 54/05., 87/05., 76/07., 30/09., 128/10., 49/11. i 76/13.), za potrebe rješavanja predmeta iz stavka 1. ovoga članka.

Članak 5. Ovaj Zakon stupa na snagu osmoga dana od dana

objave u »Narodnim novinama«.

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