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Utility Model Act (as amended up to Act of September 2, 1994, on the Reform of the Professional Statute of Attorneys and Patent Attorneys), Germany

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Year of Version 1994 Dates Adopted: May 5, 1936 Type of Text Main IP Laws Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Utility Models, Plant Variety Protection, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body Notes This consolidated version of the Utility Model Act 1936 (that was revised and republished on August 28, 1986), incorporates all the amendments up to Act of September 2, 1994, on the Reform of the Professional Statute of Attorneys and Patent Attorneys, which entered into force on September 9, 1994 (except for Article 1, paragraphs 5, 11 & 38; and Articles 3, 10 to 20, which took effect on January 1, 2000 in respect of the states referred to in Article 22(2) of the said Act of September 2, 1994 and on January 1, 2005 in respect of other states.

Article 13 of the said Act of September 2, 1994 amends §27, paragraph 3 of this consolidated version.


Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) English Utility Model Act (as amended up to Act of September 2, 1994, on the Reform of the Professional Statute of Attorneys and Patent Attorneys) PDF HTML French Loi sur les modèles d'utilité (telle que modifiée jusqu'à la loi du 2 septembre 1994 portant réforme de la profession d’avocat et de conseil en brevets) PDF HTML German Gebrauchsmustergesetz (GebrMG) (geändert durch Gesetz vom 2. September 1994 zur Neuordnung des Berufsrechts der Rechtsanwälte und der Patentanwälte) PDF HTML
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