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Industrial Property Code (approved by Decree-Law No. 36-2003 of March 5, 2003), Portugal


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Year of Version 2003 Dates Entry into force: July 1, 2003 Adopted: March 5, 2003 Type of Text Main IP Laws Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Trade Names, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Competition, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property Notes The notification by Portugal to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The new Industrial Property Code transposes into national law the Directive 98/44/EC of July 6, 1998 on the Protection of Biotechnology and the Directive 98/71/EC of October 13, 1998 on the Protection of Designs. It integrates rules arising from the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights related to Trade (TRIPS).
The Code also incorporates the Decree-Law No. 106/99 of March 31, 1999, which regulates and disciplines the Regulation No. 1768/92/CE of June 18, 1992 concerning the Creation of a Supplementary Protection Certificates for Medicines and No. 1610/96/CE of July 23, 1996 concerning the Creation of a Supplementary Protection Certificate for Plant Protection Products, while retaining the alignment with the latest proposals from the Commission on Utility Models'.

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Portuguese Código da Propiedade Industrial (aprovado pelo Decreto-Lei nº 36-2003 de 5 de março de 2003) PDF HTML
Legislation Is amended by (5 text(s)) Is amended by (5 text(s))
Law No. 46/2011 of June 24, 2011, on the Creation of the Intellectual Property Court (PT166)
Decree-Law No. 143/2008 of July 25, 2008 (PT048)
Law No. 16/2008 of April 1, 2008 (PT052)
Decree-Law No. 318/2007 of September 26, 2007 (Acquisition of Trademark) (PT046)
Decree-Law No. 360/2007 of November 2, 2007 (Customs Action) (PT047)
Is superseded by (2 text(s)) Is superseded by (2 text(s))
Industrial Property Code (as amended up to Law No. 46/2011 of June 24, 2011) (PT169)
Industrial Property Code (as amended up to Law No. 16/2008 of April 1, 2008) (PT071)


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