Approval Act Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (Trade Marks and Designs)

Original Language Title: Goedkeuringswet Benelux-verdrag inzake de intellectuele eigendom (merken en tekeningen of modellen)

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Act of 10 May 2006 approving the Benelux Treaty on Intellectual Property (Trade Marks and Designs), concluded in The Hague on 25 February 2005, with Protocol (Trb). 2005, 96)

We Beatrix, at the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc. etc. etc.

All of them, who will see or hear these, saluut! do know:

In this regard, we considered that the Benelux Treaty on Intellectual Property (Trade Marks and Designs) was established in The Hague on 25 February 2005, with Protocol (Trb). 2005, 96) due to Article 91, first paragraph, of the Constitution the approval of the States-General may be required before the Kingdom can be bound by it;

In this way, we, the Council of State, and with the mean consultations of the States-General, have been well-regarded and understood to be right and to be understood by the following:


Article 1

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The Benelux Treaty on Intellectual Property (Trade Marks and Designs), concluded in The Hague on 25 February 2005, with the Protocol of which the Dutch and French texts were placed in Tractatenblad 2005, 96, is hereby approved. Netherlands.


Article 1a

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  • 1 A draft of a decision of the Committee of Ministers referred to in Article 1.7, paragraph 1, of the Benelux Treaty on Intellectual Property (Trade Marks and Designs) established in The Hague on 25 February 2005, with Protocol (Trb. In 2005, before any decision by the Committee of Ministen, it was before the States-General before the text of the draft was adopted.

  • 2 Assent of the States-General is required before a Member of the Government can cooperate in the establishment of a decision as referred to in paragraph 1.

  • 3 Tacking consent has been granted if not within 15 days of the presentation of the draft to the States-General by or on behalf of one of the Chambers, or by at least one fifth of the constitutional number of one of the Chambers of one of the Chambers It shall be given that the draft is subject to the express consent.


Article 2

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This Act shall enter into force from the day following the date of issuance of the Official Gazette in which it is placed.

Burdens and orders that it will be placed in the Official Gazette, and that all ministries, authorities, colleges and officials who so concern will keep their hands on the precise execution.

Given at The Hague, 10 May 2006

Beatrix

The Secretary of State for Economic Affairs

,

C. E. G. of Gennip

The Minister for Foreign Affairs

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B. R. Bot

Published the 13th June 2006

The Minister of Justice

J. P. H. Donner