Statement by the Commission concerning Article 2 of Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the enforcement of intellectual property rights

Link to law: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32005C0295
Published: 2005-04-13

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13.4.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 94/37

STATEMENT BY THE COMMISSION

concerning Article 2 of Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the enforcement of intellectual property rights
(2005/295/EC)
Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (1) states in Article 2(1) that the Directive applies to any infringement of intellectual property rights as provided for by Community law and/or by the national law of the Member State concerned.
The Commission considers that at least the following intellectual property rights are covered by the scope of the Directive:



copyright,



rights related to copyright,



sui generis right of a database maker,



rights of the creator of the topographies of a semiconductor product,



trademark rights,



design rights,



patent rights, including rights derived from supplementary protection certificates,



geographical indications,



utility model rights,



plant variety rights,



trade names, in so far as these are protected as exclusive property rights in the national law concerned.

(1)  OJ L 157, 30.4.2004, p. 45. Directive as corrected and republished in OJ L 195, 2.6.2004. p. 16.