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Directive on the Legal Protection of Designs

18.05.2006Commission welcomes Parliament support on proposals linking EU design registration system with WIPO international system
14.09.2004  Commission proposes enhancing competition in the market for replacement parts for cars
13.10.1998Directive 98/71/EC on the legal protection of designs adopted

Regulation on Community Designs

24.07.2007Commission adopts necessary measures for linking EU design registration system with WIPO international system
18.12.2006  Council Regulation (EC) No 1891/2006 of 18 December 2006 amending Regulations (EC) No 6/2002 and (EC) No 40/94 to give effect to the accession of the European Community to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs
 Council Decision of 18 December 2006 approving the accession of the European Community to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs, adopted in Geneva on 2 July 1999
22.12.2005Commission proposes linking of EU design registration system with WIPO international system
30.01.2004Consultation: Commission seeks views on accession to the international deposit system (Hague Agreement)
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    The consultation is closed (30.04.2004)
01.04.2003First registration date for Community Design
19.12.2002Commission sets registration fees for Community Designs
22.10.2002EU-wide registration of designs moves closer
12.12.2001Commission welcomes adoption of Regulation on Community designs
01.06.1991Green paper on the legal protection of industrial designpdf Choose translations of the previous link 

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25.09.2007EU joins international designs treaty
October 1998  Industrial Property, Special Sectoral Reportpdf Choose translations of the previous link