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Comparative Intellectual Property Law

Canada

Canadian Intellectual Property Office - Industrial Designs (official website) - Note links to Industrial Design Act, Amendments to Act and Industrial Design Regulations under Legislation under Resources.

International

The Commonwealth

France

See Legifrance for official text of Code de la propriete intellectualle and unofficial English translation.

Code de la propriete intellectuelle (version consolidee au 17 mars 2017) - Livre V Les dessins et modeles (text at WIPO website)

 

Germany

Gesetz uber den rechtlichen Schutz von Design (amended to May 2017) in German and English translation, Act on the Legal Protection of Designs (texts on official website)

See texts of German IP laws on WIPO website

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