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Legislation on intellectual property

Legislation in the Republic of Slovenia


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

General (Acts comprising provisions on intellectual property rights)

  1. Penal Code of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette RS, No 55/2008, No 55/2009)
  2. Liability of Legal Persons for Criminal Offences Act (Official Gazette RS, No 98/2004, No 65/2008, No 57/2012)
  3. Act Implementing the Customs Regulations of the European Community (Official Gazette RS, No 25/2004, No 111/2007) (this regulation falls within the competence of the Customs Administration)
  4. Rules on insuring payment of expenses and determining the level of costs of safe-keeping and maintenance of goods during temporary detention and seizure of goods in case of application of customs measures in cases of intellectual property violations (Official Gazette RS, No 33/2004) (this regulation falls within the competence of the Customs Administration)
  5. Obligations Code (Official Gazette RS, No 83/2001, No 40/2007)
  6. Civil Procedure Act (Official Gazette RS, No 36/2004 - officially consolidated text, No 52/2007, No 45/2008)

1. COPYRIGHT

  1. Copyright and Related Rights Act (Official Gazette No 16/2007 - unofficial English translation; No 68/2008 and No 110/2013)
  2. Decree on amounts of remuneration for private and other internal reproduction (Official Gazette RS, No 103/2006)
  3. Decree on mediation in disputes concerning copyright and related rights (Official Gazette RS, No 35/2005)
  4. Decision determining the list of mediators (Official Gazette RS, No 82/2005)
  5. Decision on the completion of the list of mediators (Official Gazette RS, No 36/2007)
  6. Decree on arbitration in disputes concerning copyright and related rights (Official Gazette RS, No 65/2006)

2. INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

  1. Industrial Property Act (Official Gazette RS, No 51/2006 and No 100/2013)
  2. Decree on the fees of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (Official Gazette RS, No 128/2006)
  3. Rules on the registers of applications and industrial property rights and on the certificate of the priority right (Official Gazette RS, No 102/2001)
  4. Rules on passing the qualifying examination and entry into the register of agents kept by the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (Official Gazette RS, No 111/2001)
  5. Order on the tariff of information services (Official Gazette RS, No 71/2006)

Patents & Supplementary patent certificates

  1. Decree on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions (Official Gazette RS, No 81/2003)
  2. Decree implementing Council Regulations (EC) concerning the creation of a supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products and for plant protection products (Official Gazette RS, No 56/2005, No 65/2006) (reference to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1768/92 of 18 June 1992 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products is to be taken as a reference to Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 (Codified version), and should be read in accordance with the correlation table in Annex II hereto – 2. paragraph of Article 22)
  3. Decree on the extension of European Patents to Slovenia (Official Gazette RS, No 15/2002) (applicable for requests for extension of European patents filed before 1 December 2002)
  4. Rules on the contents of patent applications and divisional patent procedure (Official Gazette RS, No 102/2001)

Industrial designs

  1. Decree implementing Council Regulation (EC) on Community designs and Council Regulation (EC) on Community trademarks (Official Gazette RS, No 4/2007)
  2. Rules on the contents of industrial design applications (Official Gazette RS, No 102/2001, No 112/2004)

Trademarks

  1. Decree implementing Council Regulation (EC) on Community designs and Council Regulation (EC) on Community trademarks (Official Gazette RS, No 4/2007)
  2. Rules on the contents of trademark applications (Official Gazette RS, No 102/2001)
  3. Rules on the procedure concerning requests for the international registration of trademarks (Official Gazette RS, No 124/2006)

Geographical indications

  1. Decree on the geographical indication of the Lipicanec (Lipizzaner) horse (Official Gazette RS, No 4/1999)

Job Related Inventions

  1. Job Related Inventions Act (Official Gazette RS, No 15/2007)
  2. Rules on compensation for job-related inventions (Official Gazette RS, No 65/2007)

3. TOPOGRAPHIES OF SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS

  1. Act on the Protection of Topographies of Integrated Circuits (Official Gazette RS, No 81/2006)
  2. Decree on the fees of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (Official Gazette RS, No 65/2006)
  3. Rules on the registration of topographies of integrated circuits (Official Gazette RS, No 34/2003)

4. GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

These regulations fall within the competence of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food.

Wine, spirit drinks

  1. Wine Act (Official Gazette RS, No 105/2006)
  2. Rules on the list of designation of geographical origin for wines and other grape and wine products (Official Gazette RS, No 68/2002, No 42/2003)
  3. Rules on the designation of wine, must and other grape and wine products and their packaging (Official Gazette RS, No 40/2001, No 52/2003, No 44/2005)

Agricultural products, foodstuffs

  1. Agriculture Act (Official Gazette RS, No 51/2006)
  2. Rules on procedures for the recognition of special agricultural products or foodstuffs (Official Gazette RS, No 76/2003, No 18/1994, No 47/2005)
  3. Rules on the trade mark for labelling agricultural products or foodstuffs (Official Gazette RS, No 58/2001, No 28/2004, No 87/2004, No 121/2006)
  4. Rules on the requirements for the use of the indication of geographical denomination of agricultural products and foodstuffs (Official Gazette RS, No 7/2001)

5. PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS

These regulations fall within the competence of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food.

  1. Protection of New Varieties of Plants Act (Official Gazette RS, No 113/2006)
  2. Decree on the annual fee for varieties entered in the Agricultural Plant Variety List and on fees and costs for plant variety protection (Official Gazette RS, No 27/2005)
  3. Rules on the procedure for granting the plant breeders' rights (Official Gazette RS, No 85/1999)
  4. Rules on standard methods for testing the distinctness, uniformity and stability of new varieties of plants (Official Gazette RS, No 30/1999)
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