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Intellectual property in Luxembourg

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The body in charge of the protection of intellectual property in Luxembourg is the Service of the Intellectual property of the Ministry of the Economy.
Concerning industrial property, Luxembourg signed the Paris Convention. The Luxembourg Institute of Intellectual Property was founded in 2014.
Concerning trademarks, a single recording allows to protect these at the same time in Luxembourg, in Belgium and in the Netherlands.
International Membership
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent Law on April 18, 2004
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Uniform Benelux Trademark Law of December 2, 1992
10 years, indefinitely renewable for consecutive 10-year periods Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Uniform Benelux Designs Law July 13, 1973 and Community Council ruling 6/2002 of December 12, 2001, on communitarian designs or models
Five years, renewable every five years during a period of 25 years maximum  
Law of April 18, 2004
For the length of the author's life and 70 years after his death Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Benelux Law of January 1, 1971

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