International membership and agreements

The World Trade Organization
since December 2000.

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
since April 30, 1992.

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
since May 22, 1994.

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
since July 5, 1994.

European Patent Convention (EPC) and Implementing Regulations.

The European Patent Convention signed on October 5, 1973 in Munich, ratified on June 22, 2004.

The European Patent Convention revised on November 29, 2000 in Munich, ratified on June 22, 2004.

Guidelines for handling European patent applications at the competent authorities of the EPC contracting states.

Council Directive 2004/48/EC on protection of intellectual property of April 29, 2004.

Regulation (EC) No 816/2006 Of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 17 May 2006 on compulsory licensing of patents relating to the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for export to countries with public health problems.

Regulation (EC) No 1902/2006 Of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 20 December 2006 amending Regulation 1901/2006 on medicinal products for paediatric use.

Directive 98/44/Ec Of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 6. July 1998 on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions.

Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganims for the Purpose of Patent Procedure,
since May 9, 1998.

Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
since February 22, 1997.

Trademark Law Treaty (for uniform registration procedures) was signed on October 28,1994, entered into force April 27, 1997.

Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks entered into force November 15, 1997.

First Directive 89/104/EEC of the Council, of 21 December 1988, to Approximate the Laws of the Member States Relating to Trade Marks.

Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 of 20 December 1993 on the Community trade mark.

Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (ratified on January 18, 2008).

Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.

Directive 98/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 on the legal protection of designs.

Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community designs.

Commission Regulation no. 2245/2002/EC, of October 21, 2002 implementing Council Regulation No.6/2002 on Community design.

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Paris, 1971) since 14 December 1994.

Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations
since 22 July 1999 .

Geneva Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorised Duplication of Their Phonograms
since 27 January 2000.

Council Regulation (EC) No 1383/2003 of 22 July 2003 concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and the measures to be taken against goods found to have infringed such rights.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1172/2007 of 5 October 2007 amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1891/2004 of 21 October 2004 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1383/2003 concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and the measures to be taken against goods found to have infringed such rights.



 
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