Of The Paris Convention For The Protection Of Industrial Property

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90/1962 Coll.


Minister of Foreign Affairs

of 17 December. August 1962

of the Paris Convention for the protection of industrial property

of 20 December. March 1883,

revised in Brussels on 14 May. in December 1900,

in Washington the day 2. in June 1911,

in the Hague on 6. November 1925

in London, December 2. June 1934

and in Lisbon on 31 December 2004. October 1958

20 December. March 1883 was negotiated the Paris Convention for the protection of

industrial property, which was last revised on 31 December 2004. October

1958 in Lisbon.

On 11 July. August 1961 was deposited with the Swiss Government's instrument of ratification

The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic to the Convention.

In accordance with its article 18, paragraph 1 of the Convention for the Czechoslovak

Socialist Republic in force 4. January 1962.

Czech translation of the Convention shall be published at the same time.

David r.



of 20 December. March 1883 as revised in Brussels on 14 May. in December 1900, in

Washington, 2 June 1911, at the Hague on 6. November 1925, in London

day 2. in June 1934, and at Lisbon on 31 December 2004. October 1958

Article 1

(1) the countries to which this Convention applies constitute a Union for the protection of

industrial property rights.

(2) the subject of the protection of intellectual property are patents on

inventions, utility models, industrial designs or models, factory or

trademarks, service marks, trade name and provenance

the designation of origin of the goods or his. Another task of the protection of industrial

ownership is also the Suppression of unfair competition.

(3) industrial property means in the broadest concept and applies

not only to industry and trade in its own sense, but also on the

the agricultural industry and coal mining, and on all products of artificial or

natural, for example. on wine, grain, tobacco leaf, fruit, cattle,

minerals, mineral waters, beer, flowers, and flour.

(4) patents for inventions are included different types of industrial

patents, which admits the legislation of EU countries, such as importační

patents, patents on improvements, supporting patents and přídavková

certificates etc.

Article 2

(1) the members of each of the EU countries, as regards the protection of the

of industrial property, in all other EU countries, the same

the benefits that the relevant laws provide or will provide members

their own State, without prejudice to the rights specially provided for by this Convention. They will be

Therefore, enjoy the same protection as those nationals, and the same legal

resources against any violations of their rights, with the proviso that

meet the conditions and the formalities that impose rules members

of their own State.

(2) from the members of the Union, however, may not require if they are to enjoy,

any industrial property rights, residence or establishment in the

the country where the protection is sought.

(3) legislative measures each EU country that relate to judicial and

the administrative procedure and the jurisdiction, as well as the choice of the place of residence or the provisions of the

the representative, which would have required the laws on industrial property are

expressly reserved.

Article 3

Nationals of EU countries are equated with nationals of countries you brought

not belonging to the Union, who are on the territory of some EU country of residence

or the actual (real) plants, industrial or commercial.

Article 4


(1) Whoever duly submit an application for a patent for the invention (the application of the invention), of the

utility model, industrial design or model of a factory or business

a sign in one of the countries of the Union, or his successor, will be in the

the time limits mentioned below to enjoy priority rights when filing in the

the other countries.

(2) for the application, which constitutes the priority right, recognising each

the application, which is the proper application of the national by the national

legislation of each EU country or a bilateral or multilateral

contracts concluded between several EU countries.

(3) a duly filed national application "means any application, which

It is sufficient to establish the date on which it was lodged in the country concerned, whether

He was later the fate of this application.


Therefore, the application filed in one of the other EU countries later,

However, before the expiry of these time limits, must not lose efficiency facts

in between emergencies, such as, in particular, another filing, the publication of the invention

or its use, dáním in the sale of specimens of the design or model

the use of the mark, and such fact shall not establish, nor any right to

third persons nor any personal ownership. Rights acquired by third

persons before the date of the first application, on which the right of priority is based,

in accordance with the internal legislation retained of each EU country.


(1) the periods of priority referred to Above shall be twelve months for patents on

inventions and for utility models, and six months for industrial designs and

models and for factory or trade marks.

(2) these periods beginning to run from the date on which the first application was filed;

the day of filing of the application does not count in the period.

(3) If, in the country where protection is sought, the last day of the period of legal

holiday or the day on which the Office is not open to receive applications,

the time limit shall be extended to the first working day that follows.

(4) for the first application, which runs from the date of the priority period,

the later the application whose subject matches the subject of the

an earlier first application filed in accordance with paragraph 2, in the same EU country,

If at the time of filing a later application, the previous application

revoked, or has been dropped from her or was rejected, without being given the

to public inspection and without it passed a law, and if

It was not even used for input to the application of the priority rights. An earlier

the application can then no longer be used for the basis for the application of the priority



(1) who wants to apply the priority of the earlier application, it must make

a declaration indicating the date and country of the application. Each country shall provide

When the latest such declaration must be made.

(2) this information will be listed in the publications issued by the competent

the Office, in particular on patents and on descriptions of the production to them.

(3) Eu countries may require from the person who makes the Declaration of

priority, to submit a copy of the previously filed application (description, drawings

etc.). A copy of that authority to which the application was filed, shall certify that the

agrees with the original, will be subject to verification and nijakému in each

the case will be able to submit it without charge at any time within the period of 3 months

the date on which the later application was filed. You can require that to him

the certificate that was attached to the Office on the date of the application and the translation.

(4) other formalities for the Declaration of priority at the time of filing shall not be

application required. Each EU country provides, what consequences emerge

from the omission of the formalities prescribed by this article; These consequences may

However, exceed the loss of the priority right.

(5) Additionally will be able to require the other passes.

Who claims the priority of an earlier application shall state its number; This

the information shall be published, under the conditions referred to in paragraph 2 above.


(1) if in any country is logged on the design or model

the basis of the right of priority based on an application for utility model,

only apply the priority time limit laid down for industrial designs or models.

(2) in addition, the přípustno sign in some country of the utility model to

the basis of a priority right based filing patent applications and

on the contrary.


No EU country may refuse a priority or a patent application from the

the reason that the applicant claims multiple priorities, even if they come from

different countries, or on the grounds that the application, in which it is applied

one or more priorities contains one or more elements that were not

contained in the application or applications whose priority is claimed, the

in both cases, under the condition that the invention is in accordance with the law

the country unified.

As regards the elements that are not contained in the application or in the

applications whose priority is claimed, the filing of a later

application the priority right under normal conditions.


(1) If during the survey found that the application for the patent is a comprehensive,

to be able to split the request by the applicant on a number of applications of incremental, in the

If he retains as the date of each the date of the original application and

the advantage of priority rights, is applied.

(2) the applicant may also, on its own initiative, divide a patent application

as the date of each the date of the application the application preserves the split

the original and if it is applied and the benefit of priority rights. Each EU country

may lay down the conditions under which this distribution přípustno.


Priority may not be refused on the ground that certain elements of the invention,

for which priority requests are not included in the claims, contained in the

applications filed in the country of origin, if these are part of the summary of the annexes that

the application clearly visible.

Article 4bis

(1) Patents, which has been applied for in each of the EU countries

members of the Union, are not dependent on patents, which have been achieved for the
the same invention in other countries, whether Union or neunijních.

(2) this provision should be understood without any restrictions,

namely, in the sense that patents on the priority time limit are

independent, both as regards the reason for the invalidity of the patent, and so

and as for the normal duration.

(3) These provisions shall apply to all patents, which are in the

the validity in time when took effect.

(4) when you access the new countries will pay the same for patents, which are

in force on both sides at the time of access.

(5) Patents, acquired with the advantage of the priorities will be in individual

EU countries the same duration, which should, if they were asked

or granted without the benefit of priority.

Article 4ter

The inventor has the right to be mentioned as the inventor in the patent.

Article 4quater

Grant of a patent shall not be refused and a patent shall not be revoked for reasons

the sale of the patented product or the product to which it reaches

a patented procedure, is a national law, be excluded or restricted.

Article 5


(1) if the holder of the patent can get into the country, where the patent was granted, articles

produced in any country of the Union, it nepřivodí the demise of the patent.

(2) each country of the Union may take legal measures for issuing

compulsory licences, in order to prevent abuse, which could of performance

the exclusive rights of the production or trade of the race issued patent

arise for example. its neužíváním.

(3) termination of the patent may be made only in case if the authorization

compulsory licensing was not sufficient to prevent such abuse. Before

the end of two years, starting from the first of the compulsory licence, permission must be

proceedings for infringement or revocation of a patent's demise.

(4) a compulsory license may not be applied for reasons of non-use or

the lack of use before the expiry of four years from the filing of the application

for a patent, or three years from the grant of the patent, with the time limit shall apply,

which expires later; a compulsory licence shall be refused if the owner will

the patent for his inaction by ordinary reasons. Such compulsory license will be

non-exclusive and will not be able to be converted, and that's not even in the form of conferment

sub-licence, otherwise than with the part of the enterprise or business of race,

the documentation of this license.

(5) the foregoing provisions shall apply, subject to necessary modifications, whether or not

for utility models.


Protection of industrial designs and models shall not lapse even for

non-use, or for importing objects identical to the protected objects.


(1) if in any country the use of registered trademarks, registration may be required

cancelled only after a reasonable period of time, and when the participant of neospravedlní,

why the mark did not.

(2) if the owner uses the factory or trade mark in a form which

vary your elements that do not alter the distinctive character of the mark in the form

that was in some EU country it is registered, the cancellation of the registration nepřivodí

and it does not reduce the protection granted to the mark.

(3) Concurrent use of the same mark on the same or similar products

industrial or commercial enterprises, which according to the provisions of the national

the law of the country in which protection is applied, are considered

the joint proprietor of the mark will not be an obstacle to registration or does not reduce protection,

which was granted to the mark in any country of the Union, if this

the use could mislead the public and if it would not be in contradiction with the

the public interest.


For the recognition of rights does not require that the product was a brand

or mention of the patent, of the utility model, of the registration of a factory or business

mark or sign in the design or model.

Article 5bis

(1) for the payment of the fees prescribed for the maintenance of industrial rights

ownership must be allowed for at least six months ' grace, and so,

that will be an additional fee, if the national legislation imposes.

(2) Eu countries may provide that patents on inventions, which ceases to

non-payment of the fees will be returned to the previous state.

Article 5ter

In any country of the Union shall not be considered violations of the rights of the owner of the patent:

1. runs to ships of other EU countries patented

the device in the body, in the machines, in the ship's rigging, equipment and

in other accessories, when such vessels on time or randomly

into the waters of the country concerned, with the proviso that these objects runs

only for the needs of shipping;

2. runs if the patented device in the construction or operation of the

air or land vehicles of other EU countries, or in a part of the

These vehicles, if they temporarily or accidentally to this country.

Article 5quater

If you can get the product to some EU country, where there is a patent

protecting the production of this product, the owner of the patent

lie to the imported product all rights, which on the basis of

the patent on the process of the legislation of the importing country admits to products,

produced in this country.

Article 5quinquies

Industrial designs and models shall be protected in all EU countries.

Article 6

(1) the conditions for the filing and registration of the factory and trade marks provides, in

each EU country to its national legislation.

(2) the Trademark applied for some EU countries a national in any

EU country cannot, however, be refused or revoked on the grounds that it was not

applied for, registered or renewed in the country of origin.

(3) a mark duly registered in some EU country is considered an independent

on your marks registered in other EU countries, including the country of origin.

Article 6 bis

(1) Eu countries undertake, either ex officio, if it

the country's legislation so permits, or at the request of lead, they refuse or

cancels the registration and prohibit the use of the factory or trade mark, which is

reproduction, imitation or translation, which is to cause confusion with the

mark which, in the opinion of the competent authority of the country of registration or

use is generally known that there is already a sign of the person authorized to

enjoy the benefits of this Convention and used for identical or similar products.

Similarly, if a substantial part of the mark is the reproduction of such

Mark generally known, or imitation, that is with it cause confusion with


(2) for the deletion of such redress is granted a period of at least 5

years from the date of the registration. EU countries may provide for a period within which you can

Sue banning users.

(3) For redress with the deletion or prohibiting the use of marks registered or

used in bad faith, the period does not provide.

Article 6 ter


and Eu countries) agreed to refuse or revoke a registration, and that the

appropriate measures to prohibit, without the authorisation of the relevant places

used as a factory or trade mark, or as part of the

marks, coats of arms, flags and other characters of the Union's national sovereignty of countries,

the official test, puncovních and guarantee them the established brands,

as well as every imitation of the heraldic point of view.

(b)) the provisions referred to under point a) shall also apply to armorial bearings, flags and

other symbolic characters, abbreviations or names of international intergovernmental

the Organization, which is one or more of the EU's member countries, with the exception of

the coats of arms, flags and other emblems, abbreviations, and names, of which

protection has already been the subject of international agreements in force.

(c) No EU country) is not obliged to apply the provisions referred to under (a).

(b)), to the detriment of those who have acquired rights in this country in good faith before

entry into force of this Convention. The EU countries are not required to use the

These provisions, if the use or registration of which are listed

under subparagraph (a). and from the top, are not such) species, so that they can in the public

give the impression of a link between the Organization and the characters,

flags, emblems, abbreviations for State sovereignty or names, or

If the use or registration of the kind that probably would be with it

to mislead the public about the connection between the user and the organization.

(2) the Use of the official test, puncovních and guarantee marks is

disabled only if the mark, that is, they are intended to contain

to them it was used on goods of the same or a similar kind.


and to the implementation of these provisions), the EU countries agreed that the

notify each other, through the International Bureau, the list of characters State

sovereignty, the official test, puncovních and guarantee marks, which

they want or they will want to protect all or certain restrictions according to

This article, and that each shall any subsequent changes,

that occur in this list. Each EU country can in due course

available to the public the lists, which have been notified. As regards the

the flags of the States, however, such notification is not required.

(b) the provisions referred to in) the first paragraph under (b). (b)) only applies

on coats of arms, flags and other emblems, acronyms, or symbolic names

international intergovernmental organizations that have been referred to

organisations notified the EU countries through the international

the Office.

(4) each country of the Union may, within 12 months after receiving the lists to send

through the International Office of your country or international

intergovernmental organization their possible objections.

(5) in the case of flags of States will apply the measures referred to in paragraph
1 from the top, just go to marks registered after 6. November 1925.

(6) For the State, in addition to the flags, the characters for the official and assay mark

EU countries and for coats of arms, flags and other emblems, acronyms, or symbolic

the names of international and intergovernmental organizations, these provisions shall apply,

only as regards the marks that have been registered after the expiry of two months after the

the takeover of the notification referred to in paragraph 3 above.

(7) in the case of malicious intent and may give the country clear the characters you

they were entered before 6. in November 1925 and contain State of the characters, symbols and

assay mark.

(8) nationals of any country, which enables the use of State of the characters,

brands and puncovních brands of their country may use them even if

similar to the national characters and brands puncovním brands of another country.

(9) the Eu countries undertake to prohibit the use in trade of the wrongly

other EU countries the State characters, if such use could

invoke the mistake about the origin of the products.

(10) the preceding provisions shall not prevent the countries, to article 6 cancelled

paragraph. 3 (b). (B) to refuse or to declare invalid the signs,

that illegally contain coats of arms, flags and other symbols of State

sovereignty, or characters and official by the brand introduced in some

EU country, as well as the distinctive signs of international intergovernmental

the organisations referred to in paragraph 1 above.

Article 6quater

(1) If according to some EU countries legislation is the transfer of the mark

valid only when it is at the same time with the transfer of an undertaking or business,

to which the mark belongs, it shall be sufficient for admission to its validity that the portion of the

undertaking or business, that is this country, has been transferred to the legal

the successor with the sole right to produce or to sell her products bearing the

the converted sign.

(2) this provision does not impose an obligation to recognise the validity of the EU countries

the transfer of any of the signs, whose use of the successor in

the facts reported to mislead the public, in particular as regards the origin,

the nature or essential qualities of the products for which the mark is used.

Article 6quinquies


(1) Every factory and trademark duly registered in the country of origin will be

So how is allowed to log on and protected in other EU

countries with the reservations indicated in this article. These countries may, before

making the final registration of the request that was submitted a certificate of

registration in the country of origin, issued by the competent authority. For this certificate

not required no validation.

(2) the country of origin is considered to be the Union of the country, where the applicant has

the actual (real) industrial or commercial plant, and if such

the race in the Union, the Union of the country, where he has his domicile; If he does not reside in the

The Union, therefore, the country of his nationality if he is a national of a

EU country.


Factory and trademarks, which is this article, can be

rejected for registration or cancelled only in the following cases:

1. If they can break the law, which escalated to a third party in the country, where

protection is sought;

2. If you do not have a distinctive character or if they are composed

exclusively of signs or indications that may be used to store

the labelling of the kind, quality, quantity, destination, price, origin of the products

or the time of production, or have become customary in General parlance or in

loyal and permanent practices of the trade of the country where it is required


3. If, contrary to morality or public order and, in particular,

If they can mislead the public. It is understood that the mark cannot be regarded as

contrary to public policy for the sole reason that does not match the

some of the provisions of the trademark law, except the case when this

provision itself relates to public order.

Application of the provisions of article 10 bis, however, is reserved.


(1) when assessing if the mark can be protected, account should be taken of all

the factual circumstances, in particular, to the time of use of the mark.

(2) in the other EU countries cannot be rejected or factory

trademark just because it is different from trademarks protected in

the country of origin only in elements that impair their distinctive

competence and shall not affect the identity of the marks with regard to form, in the

they were lodged in this, the country of origin.


No one can challenge the benefits of this article if, on whose

protection is sought, is not registered in the country of origin.


However, in no case does the renewal of the mark in the country of origin

the obligation to recover the registration in other EU countries, in which

mark is registered.


The benefit of priority shall be maintained applications made within the time limit according to the marks

Article 4, even if the registration in the country of origin became the only after

This period.

Article 6sexies

EU countries shall undertake to protect service marks. Are not required to implement

the registration of such marks.

Article 6septies

(1) the applicant is an agent or representative of the owner of the mark in some EU

the country of registration of the mark in his own name in one or several

those countries without the consent of the owner, the owner is entitled to file an

objections to the required registration and ask for deletion, or if it

the law of the country concerned, for the transfer of the registration to yourself, if the agent or

the representative of the neospravedlnil their actions.

(2) subject to the provisions of paragraph 1 above is the owner of the mark shall be entitled to

oppose the use of his mark Managing Director or representative, if

This user did not give authorization.

(3) National legislation may be set fair period

that would be the owner of the mark could exercise its rights under this article.

Article 7

The nature of the product has to be the factory or trade mark

attached, cannot in any way interfere with the registration of the mark.

Article 7bis

(1) Eu countries shall undertake to accept and protect trademarks

Federal, belonging to associations the existence of which is not contrary to the law of the country

of origin, even if such associations do not have an industrial or

business race.

(2) each country has, however, will assess under which specific conditions

will the federal trademark protected and may refuse protection if this

the mark is contrary to public interest.

(3) the protection of these marks cannot, however, be refused to any association,

the existence of which is not contrary to the law of the country of origin, on the ground that the Association

does not have a registered office in the country where protection is claimed, or is not provided for

According to the legislation of that country.

Article 8

The business name is protected in all EU countries, without having to

is the log or written; irrelevant whether or not parts

the factory or trade marks.

Article 9

(1) Every product that is unlawfully tagged with factory or business

mark or trade name, the importation into those countries of the Union,

in which this mark or trade name shall have the right to legal

protection, confiscated.

(2) Seizure shall be carried out also in the country where an illegal

marking, or in the country where the product was imported.

(3) the seizure occurs in accordance with the internal legislation of each country, either on the

a proposal from the Prosecutor's Office, or any other competent authority, or

the request of the interested party, whether a natural person or a legal.

(4) the authorities shall not be obliged to perform the seizure in the case of transit.

(5) if the legislation does not permit the seizure of some countries on imports,

the seizure will be replaced by prohibition or seizure in the Interior.

(6) if the legislation does not permit the seizure of some countries on imports,

even the import ban or confiscation in the Interior, this measures up to

the relevant legislative amendments replaced by actions and resources that

the law of this land lends its own State in the same case


Article 10

(1) the provisions of the preceding article shall be applied in the case of direct or

indirect use of a false indication of origin of the product, or the identity of the

the manufacturer, industrialist or trader.

(2) in any case, it will be for the party recognized by every person

any natural or legal, each manufacturer, manufacturer or trader

participating in the extraction, production or trade of this product, and be established in a

the spot falsely listed as the place of origin, or in the area where this

the place is located, or in the country of falsely marked, or in a country where fake

the designation of origin is used.

Article 10bis

(1) Eu countries are obliged to ensure that members of the Union effective protection

against unfair competition.

(2) unfair competition is any competitive activity that is contrary to honest

practices in the industry or in the store.

(3) in particular shall be prohibited:

1. any actions which might however be confused with the undertaking,

products, or the industrial or commercial activities, of a competitor;

2. the fake data in the operation of the trade, which could damage the

the good reputation of the company, the products, or the industrial or commercial activities

a competitor;

3. the particulars or argument, whose use in the operation of the trade would be with it

indicate to mislead the public about the properties, method of manufacture, characteristics,

eligibility for use or on the item quantity.

Article 10ter

(1) Eu countries shall undertake to ensure that nationals of other EU
countries of appropriate legal remedies for the effective suppression of all acts

referred to in articles 9, 10 and 10 bis.

(2) they undertake to continue to take measures to ensure that unions and associations, which

representing interested industrialists, producers or traders, and whose

the existence of the laws of their country, aren't, as regards

the Suppression of offences identified in articles 9, 10 and 10 bis-allowed

zakročovat before the courts or administrative authorities, and that the extent to which

It's the law of the country where protection is sought, allows unions and associations of the

the country.

Article 11

(1) Eu countries shall grant in accordance with its internal legislation

a patentable inventions, utility models, designs or

models, as well as the factory or trade marks temporary protection,

as regards the products that will be exhibited at international exhibitions

official or officially recognised and organised in the territory of any of the above


(2) The temporary protection will be extended the period referred to in article

4. If later claimed the priority, each country may provide for

that period shall run from the date when the product was included in the exhibition.

(3) any country may require as proof of identity issued

the subject and the date of its documents in the case, as it deems necessary.

Article 12

(1) each country of the Union undertakes to establish a special Office for the

industrial property and the Central přihlašovnu, in order to notify the

public patents on inventions, utility models, industrial designs or

models and factory or trade marks.

(2) this Office will issue the official list periodically. Will be regularly


and the names of the authorized persons) which were issued patents, along with a short

the designation of patented inventions;

(b) the reproduction of the registered marks).

Article 13

(1) the International Office established under the name International Bureau for the protection of

industrial property is subordinated to the high authority of the Government of the Swiss

the Confederation, which regulates its organization and supervises his activities.


and in the performance of the tasks mentioned) in paragraphs 3 and 5 of this article uses the

The International Office of the French language and the English.

(b) conferences and meetings) which are listed in article 14, shall be managed in

languages French, English and Spanish.

(3) the International Office of the concentrates various reports concerning the protection of

industrial property, organizes and exposes. Takes place in General

beneficial study interested in Union and edits on the basis of the documents that

they are available by individual offices, periodic magazine

issues relating to the problems of the Union.

(4) the numbers of this magazine, as well as any documents issued by

The International Bureau, the authorities of the EU countries are rozdíleny by the number of

contribution units listed below. For additional specimens and documents,

that would be referred to the authorities or companies or individuals have requested extra

will have to pay separately.

(5) the International Bureau has to always be available to the EU countries, so that they

He said the issues of the international industrial property services special

the report, which could need. The Director of the International Bureau shall draw up the

each year a report on the activities of the Office, and send it to all the EU countries.

(6) the proper expenditure of the International Bureau are covered by EU countries

together. Until the new arrangements must not exceed the amount of 120 000

Swiss francs per year. This amount can be increased as needed

by unanimous decision of some of the Conference provided for in article 14.

(7) the proper expenses do not include the expenses incurred by the work of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries

or administrative conferences, or expenses that may arise

Special work or publications undertaken pursuant to decision

some of the Conference. These expenses, the annual amount cannot exceed 20

000 Swiss francs are paid in proportion to the EU countries according to the

fees to be paid to ensure the functioning of the International Bureau according to the following

referred to the provisions of paragraph 8.

(8) that a proportion of each country on this the total amount of the expenditure are

the contracting country as well as those countries that will accede to the Union,

divided into six classes, each of which contributes in a proportion of a certain number of


1. the class of 25 units

2. a class of 20 units

3. class 15 units

4. class 10 units

5. class 5 units

6. class 3 units.

These coefficients are multiplied by the number of countries in each class, and the sum of the following

obtained the products indicates the number of units, which are divided by total expenditure.

The share indicates the amount of the spending units.

(9) each EU country shall designate in its approach, the class to which it wishes to

be included; However, it may subsequently declare that it wants to be included in the

another class.

(10) the Government of the Swiss Confederation shall supervise the expenditure of the International Bureau

as well as on its accounts, and provides the necessary backup.

(11) the annual accounts drawn up by the International Bureau, shall be sent to all

other authorities note.

Article 14

(1) this Convention shall be subject to periodic revisions that have been

adjustments aimed at improving the system of the Union.

(2) for this purpose will be in individual EU countries held

gradually, the Conference delegates of these countries.

(3) the authority of the country where the Conference is to meet, with the help of

The International Office responsibilities of this Conference.

(4) the Director of the International Office will be present at the Conference

the meetings and will participate in the deliberations without the right to vote.


and in the time between) revision by diplomatic conferences will meet every

three years to the Conference of the representatives of all the EU countries, to develop

a report on the anticipated expenditure of the International Bureau to the competent

the upcoming three-year period and familiarise themselves with the issues related to

the proper functioning and development of the Union.

(b)) will also be authorised to modify the Conference on the basis of the

the unanimous resolution of the maximum annual amount of the expenditure of the International Bureau

provided that the Conference of plenipotentiaries was convened as all

EU countries, on the basis of the invitation of the Government of the Swiss Confederation.

(c)) in addition, the Conference may be convened, as referred to in (a)

and even among them), regular meetings of the three, and the initiative of the

either the Director of the International Bureau or the Government of the Swiss Confederation.

Article 15

EU countries to each other's reserve the right to negotiate separately with each other

Special agreements for the protection of industrial property, if such

the agreements are not contrary to the provisions of this Convention.

Article 16

(1) the land, which they did not participate to this Convention, it will be able to

to proceed, if they request it.

(2) for this approach will be notified through diplomatic channels to the Government of the Swiss

the Confederation, which then in turn notify all other Governments.

(3) the acceding country shall proceed with full legal effect to all of the

the provisions contained in this Convention, and will enjoy all the

the benefits provided, access will take effect a month after the

the Government of the Swiss Confederation to the other EU countries reporting under

provided, that the acceding countries did not state in its Declaration on access

a later date.

Article 16bis

(1) each country of the Union may at any time notify the Government of the Swiss

Confederation, this Convention applies to the entire territory or part of its territory

the colonies, protectorates, or other territory mandátních territory

subject to its power, or for the territory dependent; The Convention will then pay the

in all of the territories, which will be mentioned in the notification, for one month after the

sending a notification to the other EU countries, the Government of the Swiss Confederation for

provided that the notification was not referred to a later date. Convention

will not apply in the above areas, if not carried out this


(2) each country of the Union may at any time notify the Government of the Swiss

Confederation, that this Convention shall cease to apply in the whole territory or a part of the

the territory, which was the subject of the notification referred to in the above

Article, and the Convention will cease to apply to the territories referred to in the relevant

the notification, for 12 months after the receipt of a notification addressed to the Government of the

Of the Swiss Confederation.

(3) Any notification addressed to the Government of the Swiss Confederation, in accordance with

the provisions contained in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article shall be notified to the

the Swiss Government of all the EU countries.

Article 17

Each EU country is committed to make in accordance with their respective constitutional

legislation the measures necessary for the implementation of this Convention.

It is expected that at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification or instrument of

to access a specific countries in this country will be able to provide in accordance with its

internal law, the effectiveness of the provisions of this Convention.

Article 17bis

(1) this Convention is concluded for an indefinite period of time; in the case of the testimony of the

will remain in force for one year from the date when it was terminated.

(2) the notification will be sent to the Government of the Swiss Confederation. Takes

efficiency only for the country in whose name it was given, and the Convention will remain

in force for all other EU countries.

Article 18

(1) this Convention shall be ratified and the instruments of ratification shall be deposited in the

Bern, Switzerland, by 1. in May 1963. Will enter into force, between the countries of
on whose behalf was ratified, for one month after this date. However,

If the Convention is ratified on behalf of at least six countries, will enter for these

the country entered into force a month after they were notified by the Government

The Swiss Confederation, that the deposit of the sixth instrument of ratification has been made

of the Charter, and for the country, whose name will be ratified later,

shall enter into force one month after the notification of any such ratification.

(2) countries on behalf of which the instruments of ratification will be deposited within the time limit

referred to in the preceding paragraph may accede to the Convention for the

the conditions referred to in article 16.

(3) this Convention replaces, in relations between States, between which,

The Paris Convention of 1883 and others of the revised Convention.

(4) in the case of countries, among which this Convention does not apply, however, where the Paris

Convention as revised at London in 1934, this remains then referred to

The Convention is in force.

(5) as regards the country where neither the Convention nor the Paris

Convention as revised at London, the Paris Convention shall remain in force

revised at the Hague in 1925.

(6) as well as in terms of country, where neither the Convention nor the

The Paris Convention as revised in London, nor the Paris Convention as revised at the

The Hague, remains in force the Paris Convention revised in Washington

in 1911.

Article 19

(1) this Convention shall be signed in a single copy in the language of the

French, which will be deposited in the archives of the Government of the Swiss

the Confederation. A certified copy shall be sent to the Government of each of the Governments of the Union's


(2) this Convention shall remain open for signature for the EU countries to 30. April


(3) the official translations of the present Convention shall be drawn up in the languages German,

English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

On the evidence of subscribers agents after the submission of their full powers

have signed this Convention.

Done at Lisbon on 31 December 2004. October 1958.

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