IP legislation

Trade Marks

The Trade Marks Directive 2008/95/EC 
The Trade Marks Harmonisation Directive 89/104/EEC

Trade Marks Act 1994
Trade Marks Rules 2008
UKIPO Practice Manual

The Community Trade Marks Regulation (EC) 207/2009
The Community Trade Mark Rules (EC) No. 2868/95
OHIM Manual of Trade Marks Practice

Paris Convention 1883
The Madrid Protocol
Nice classification

The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Brandsharing) Regulations 2004

The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2009

Directive 2006/114/EC concerning misleading and comparative advertising


Community Design Directive 98/71/EC
Community Design Regulation 6/2002
Registered Designs Act 1949
Registered Design Regulations 2001
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 Part III, sections 213 to 264


WIPO Copyright Treaty

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, Part I, sections 1 to 179


Directive 96/9 on the legal protection of databases

Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997


Trade-Related Aspects of IP Rights (TRIPS)

IP Enforcement Directive 2004/48/EC

Professional guidance

IPReg Professional Conduct Rules


Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Lisbon Treaty), C83/47


E-Commerce Directive 2000/31/EC

Unfair Commercial Practices Directive 2005/29/EC

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