Following the publication of the new Industrial Property Code, which came into force on July 1 2003, the government body responsible for the registration of industrial property rights has issued two regulations in order to clarify certain provisions of the code regarding patents, utility models and designs, and trademarks.
A new Industrial Property Code is set to come in force this July. It implements the EU Biotech and Design Directives, and incorporates the rules of the Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights agreement. It also takes account of recent European Commission proposals on utility models.
Including: Patents; Utility Models; Industrial Models and Designs; Trademarks; Awards; Names and Insignias; Origin and Geographical Indications; Copyright and Neighbouring Rights; Enforcement