Country
Law
Comment
Belgium

“Repair Clause”
Austria


Bulgaria
Law on Industrial Designs, Trade Marks and Industrial Designs Law of 1 September 1999

Czech Republic
Law No. 207/2000 of 21 June 2000, on the Protection of Industrial Designs and the Amendment to Act No. 527/1990 of Coll., on Inventions, Industrial Designs and Rationalization Proposals, as amended.

Denmark
Implementing Law no. 1259 of 20 December 2000, supplemented by Administrative Regulation no. 819 of 18 September 2001
Only 15 years for spare parts
Estonia
Industrial Design Protection Act as amended[4]

Finland

Only 15 years for spare parts
France
Decree 2001-670 of July 25, 2001

Greece
Presidential Decree 161/02 in force from 26 June 2002, amending Presidential Decree 259/97 in force from 19 September 1997
“Repair clause” after 3 years
Hungary
Act XLVIII of 2001 on the legal protection of designs promulgated on 3 July of 2001. Part one, Design and Design Protection

Ireland
The Industrial Designs Act 2001, supplemented by the Industrial Design Regulations 2002
“Repair Clause”
Italy
Design Law 95/2001 of 2 February 2001[1], supplemented by Legislative Decree No. 164 of 12 April 2001[2]
“Repair Clause”
Latvia
Law on Industrial Design Protection of the Republic of Latvia

Lithuania
Law on Industrial Design July 4, 1995. No. I-1006 as amended by 11 May 2000 No. VIII-1676

Luxembourg

“Repair Clause”
Netherlands

“Repair Clause”
Norway
Entered into force 1 May 2003
Only 15 years for spare parts
Poland
Act of 30 June 2000 on Industrial Property Law[5] amended on 6 June 2002[6], Title II Part IV

Portugal
New Industrial Property Code, put into force by Decree-Law 36/2003 dated March, 5 2003.

Slovakia
Act No. 444/2002 Coll. on Designs[7]

Slovenia
Industrial Property Act

Spain
Act 20/2003 on the Legal Protection of Industrial Designs
“Repair Clause”
Sweden
SFS[3] 2002:570 of May 30th, 2002
Only 15 years for spare parts
Switzerland
The Federal Design Protection Act of October 5, 2001, which came into force on 1st of July 2002

UK
The Registered Designs Regulations 2001 (SI 2001 No. 3439) and the Registered Designs Regulations 2003 (SI 2003 No. 550) supplemented by the Registered Designs (Amendment) Rules 2001 (2001 SI No. 3950)
“Repair Clause”




[1] Posner, Bernard “Implementation Directive 98/71 – Denmark”, ECTA Newsletter No. 44, May 2002, pages 51-56
[2] Cohen, Denis Le Nouveau Droit des Dessins et Modèles, Ed. Economica 2002, ISBN 2-7178-4407-4
[3] Bigaré, Arnaud “Vers une stratégie de depot des dessins er modelès en Europe”; Petites Affiches 7 May 2002 No 91, p4
[4] Thomas, Béatrice “Implementation Directive 98/71 – France”, ECTA Newsletter No. 45, October 2002, pages 9-13
[5] Iannone, Carlo L. “Implementation Directive 98/71 – Italy”, ECTA Newsletter No. 44, May 2002, pages 57-62
[6] Musker, David “The (Draft) Registered Designs Regulations 2001, [2001] CIPA, 415
[7] Hodkinson, Keith “Implementation Directive 98/71 – United Kingdom”, ECTA Newsletter No. 44, May 2002, pages 63-74
[8] Kjellström, Lena “Implementation Directive 98/71 – Sweden”, ECTA Newsletter No. 45, October 2002, pages 15-18
[9] Kilimiris, Maria, “Implementation of Directive 98/91 – Greece”, ECTA Newsletter No. 47, May 2003, p5

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[1] O.G. 4 April 2001, No. 179
[2] O.G 9 May 2001, No. 106
[3] Statens Författningssamling
[4] Consolidated Text Riigi Teaataja (State Gazette), RT I 2002, 9, 45
[5] Journal of Laws 21 May 2001, No. 49, text 508
[6] Journal of Laws No. 108, text 945
[7] Vol. 171 p. 4530