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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), Germany

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Year of Version 2021 Dates Amended up to: August 10, 2021 Promulgated: October 25, 1994 Type of Text Main IP Laws Subject Matter Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Trade Names

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) German Gesetz über den Schutz von Marken und sonstigen Kennzeichen (Markengesetz - MarkenG, das zuletzt durch Gesetzes vom 10. August 2021 geändert worden ist) PDF English Act on the Protection of Trade Marks and other Signs (Trademark Act, as amended up to Act of 10 August 2021) PDF HTML
Related Legislation Implements (2 text(s)) Implements (2 text(s))
Regulation (EU) No. 608/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No. 1383/2003 (EU187)
Regulation (EU) No. 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (EU184)
Supersedes (9 text(s)) Supersedes (9 text(s))
Act on the Protection of Trademarks and Other Signs (Trademark Act, as amended up to Act of April 13, 2017)(DE240)
Act on the Protection of Trademarks and Other Signs (Trademark Act, as amended up to Act of July 17, 2017)(DE270)
Act on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (Trade Mark Act, as amended up to Act of October 19, 2013(DE239)
Act on the Protection of Trademarks and other Signs ((Trade Mark Act, as amended up to Act of August 31, 2013)(DE157)
Act on the Protection of Trademarks and Other Signs (Trade Mark Act, as amended up to Act of December 22, 2010)(DE128)
Act on the Protection of Trademarks and Other Signs (Trade Mark Act, as amended up to Act of July 31, 2009)(DE114)
Act on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (Trade Mark Act, as amended up to Act of July 16, 1998)(DE057)
Act on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (Trade Mark Act, as amended by the Act of July 19, 1996)(DE044)
Act on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (Trade Mark Act)(DE021)
Is amended by (9 text(s)) Is amended by (9 text(s))
Act on the Modernization of the Industrial Design Act and Amendments to the Rules on the Notices Concerning the Protection of Exhibition (DE174)
Act Revising Certain Provisions of Patent Act and Other Acts in the Field of Industrial Property Protection (DE175)
Act on the Simplification and Modernization of Patent Act (DE193)
Act on Further Reform of Stock Corporation Act and Accounting Act and on Transparency and Disclosure (Transparency and Disclosure Act) (DE098)
Act to Revise the Rules on Costs in the Field of Intellectual Property (DE104)
Second Act to Amend the Patent Act and Other Acts (DE097)
Act to Amend the Act to Reform the Professional Law of Attorneys-at-Law and Patent Attorneys (DE100)
Act to Reform the Act Relating to Merchants and Firms and to Amend Other Provisions of Commercial and Company Act (Commercial Reform Act) (DE099)
Act of 1996 Amending the Trade Mark Act (DE042)
Is implemented by (12 text(s)) Is implemented by (12 text(s))
Regulation Concerning the Implementation of the Trademark Act (as amended up to Regulation of June 2, 2016) (DE246)
Regulation on the German Patent and Trademark Office (as amended up to Ordinance of April 4, 2016) (DE243)
Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of April 14, 1999, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 767) (DE087)
Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of May 21, 1999, Federal Law Gazette Part I, p. 1095) (DE086)
Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trademarks and other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of November 27, 1998, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 3538) (DE088)
Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of 23 September 1997, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 2462) (DE064)
Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of May 20, 1998, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 1216) (DE066)
Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trademarks and other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of July 10, 1998, Federal Law Gazette Part I, p. 1870) (DE090)
Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of August 27, 1996, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 1358) (DE062)
Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and Other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of March 10, 1997, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 551) (DE063)
Notice Concerning Section 8 of the Law on the Protection of Trade Marks and other Signs (published in accordance with the announcement of 13 May 1996, Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 747) (DE061)
Act on the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (DE192)

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