Amendments of Trademark Act, Patent Act, Utility Model Act, Semiconductor Act, Design Act and Patent Office Fee’s Act

An amendment of IP laws has been published on 1 August 2017, Federal Gazette I No 124/2017. The main reason for the amendment is EU-directive 2015 / 2436 of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of the member states relating to trademarks which has to be brought into force in Austria until beginning of 2019.