After a transitional period of five years after the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam, this area includes cultural, social and technological issues of great importance, which must be taken into account in the development of a coherent policy in this area. With regard to the question of industrial property, Community regulations have endeavoured to harmonize the conditions for the registration of trade marks and to extend to proprietors the protection granted by a single set of rules. A Regulation establishing a Community design was also adopted in December 2001. In order to promote innovation, the Union is also working on the creation of a Community patent. The Paris Agreement is considered “under” the UNFCCC. The UNFCCC is a framework convention relatively widespread in international environmental law. Framework agreements define the general parameters of a regime, including objectives, fundamental principles, the overall obligations of its parties and a general system of governance, and leave to subsequent agreements the detailed rules and processes to achieve the objectives. This ensures that all parties to the Paris Agreement also operate within the parameters set by the UNFCCC. In the context of the application of the Office, the term “Treaty” includes both bilateral agreements concluded by the EC with third countries and multilateral agreements to which the European Community accedes. The “Treaty” should not be confused with the constituent treaties of the European Community and/or the European Union.
2. The law or act shall enter into force at the beginning of the day. The Treaty of Nice, which entered into force in 2003, did not change the number and distribution of seats on the committee by Member State. However, the suitability for membership has been clarified: the EESC must be composed of “representatives of the various economic and social components of organised civil society”. The Treaty Office of the European Commission`s DG External Relations has two main tasks: to provide advice on practices and procedures in the context of the various stages of the negotiation of treaties to which the European Community is subject and to inform about these treaties. These contracts have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ), with a few exceptions. Bilateral agreements concluded by the EC with individual third countries and multilateral agreements with which the European Community is associated are covered by this database. The “Treaty” should not be confused with the constituent treaties of the European Community and/or the European Union.
Unlike the section or division of treaties of the Member States or other international organisations, the Treaty Office of the European Commission is not responsible for drawing up Treaty texts, instruments of ratification and credentials. . . .