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14 Nov 2014

New Industrial Property Act passed by Parliament

Parliament has passed the new Industrial Property Act (7/2014). The new act, which is not yet in force, provides for the registration of industrial designs, which was previously possible only through the extension of a UK design. The act also provides that a trademark registration shall be valid for a period of 10 years from the filing date of the application, as opposed to seven years under the current legislation.

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