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October 23, 2015 at 8:16 am

Belgrade: Customs forum on recognizing fake goods – Brand owners take the stage

We are glad to have the opportunity to inform you about a forum to be held by our Customs IP department where brand owners and their representatives will have the opportunity to directly speak to enforcement agents – both on the borders and in the market.

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April 9, 2015 at 10:34 am

Is plain packaging for cigarettes really influencing smokers or just breaching intellectual property rights?

As you may remember, we have discussed this topic a while back, and now we are following the story through with new information. Cancer Council Victoria has presented new findings of a research at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi on Thursday that show that the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes in Australia has reduced the appeal of smoking among adolescents and prompted smokers to think about dropping the habbit.

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March 16, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Facts regrading intellectual property breach

Intellectual property is a valuable commodity, especially in today’s age of electronic devices and the thriving world of internet inventions. Nowadays, cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to cash in on company’s existing knowledge.

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March 6, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Is Samsung looking to strengthen its patent portfolio?

Last week many informative papers and portals claimed that, once again, Samsung had approached BlackBerry Ltd about buying the company for a whopping $7.5 billion, all in the hopes of gaining access to the company’s extensive and impressive patent portfolio. These rumours have been negated by Samsung and BlackBerry; however, being it isn’t the first time we hear such rumours, we are sure that it isn’t the last time these two technology magnates make the front page of news.

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February 2, 2015 at 1:37 pm

EPO issues rough estimate of numbers for patent filings in 2014

Last week, the European Patent Office released preliminary figures concerning patent filings in 2014, and the numbers promise us a bright and interesting future! According to the report, EPO received more than 273.110 patent filings in 2014, an increase of around 3% over 2013, and a new all-time high.

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January 11, 2015 at 2:06 pm

5 tips to bring innovative ideas to your company

Whether you have a big company with years of experience behind you, a fast-growing small business, or you are just starting on your path to success, innovation is what will drive your company forward. Companies often forget to take the time and take up trying to come up with some creative and innovative ideas. After all, innovation, whether in intellectual or technical sense of the word, is imperative to getting ahead in business and will distinguish you from other businesses.

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November 21, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Customs Protection Guide

Do you wish to go the extra mile to protect your brand?

Supplementary Custom’s protection certificate helps protect your company and brand from infringements.
We offer help with obtaining this certificate for 8 countries from the Balkans region: Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Albania.

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October 22, 2014 at 11:05 am

Plain packaging for cigarettes soon to be mandatory in Europe?

After the United Kingdom and Ireland, France is also considering mandatory plain packaging for cigarettes as part of a global effort to reduce the number of smokers. According to World Health Organization, France has the third-highest rate of smoking in Western Europe behind Greece and Austria, with 31 percent of adults smoking daily. That compares with 14 percent in the U.K. and 24 percent in Germany, the WHO says.

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September 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

Croatian authors start a campaign to seek their rights

Three prominent Croatian organizations have joined forces in the struggle to help renowned and upcoming authors create without the hindrances that vague copyright and related rights bring: Croatian Composers’ Society, Croatian Writers’ Association and Croatian Film Directors’ Guild, all under the patronage of State Intellectual Property Office. These organizations have initiated a campaign named “Authors make the world a better place”, aiming to resolve some of the issues in copyright and related rights law.

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August 29, 2014 at 8:24 am

The state of copyright and related rights in audiovisual industry in Croatia

We have previously discussed this issue concerning Serbian Law on Copyright and Related Rights, but Serbia is not the only country of the Balkans region that needs some revising in this area. Croatian experts on the subject of intellectual property and copyright also find these laws lacking and are pushing for a clear and more strict law to protect the rights of authors, especially when it comes to the art and cinematography.

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