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International treaties & National laws

Key international agreements affecting Community trade mark and design registration and National Law relating to the Community Trade Mark and the Community Design.


International treaties

List of international agreements affecting Community trade mark and design registration
Name Date
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property 20/03/1883
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and at Geneva on May 13, 1977, and amended on September 28, 1979 15/06/1957
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs. Signed at Locarno as amended on September 28, 1979 08/10/1968
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks. Amended on October 1, 1985 12/06/1973
Protocol adopted at Madrid relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the international registration of marks 27/06/1989
Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of IP rights 15/04/1994
Trademark Law Treaty 27/10/1994
Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs Adopted by the Diplomatic Conference 02/07/1999
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks of Singapore 27/03/2006


National laws

National Law relating to the Community Trade Mark and the Community Design
Name Last update
National Law relating to the Community Trade Mark and the Community Design 01/01/2007
Page last updated 17-04-2014