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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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June 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Serbia must revise its Law on Copyright and Related Rights to match European standards

Knowledge is the future of each society and the best way to reach society’s full potential in terms of development and economic growth. That is why the issue of intellectual property rights in Serbia goes beyond adjusting to comply with European standards – it is an issue on a much larger scale.

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June 10, 2014 at 9:31 am

Montenegro to join Twinning Light project for the protection of IP

As of April 2014, Montenegro is a part of the Twinning Light project named “Enhancing the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Montenegro”, whose main beneficiary is The Intellectual Property Office of Montenegro.

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April 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Benefits of supplementary protection request with the Customs

Effective enforcement of IP rights at the border is critical in overall protection of intellectual property. It also is important for the country’s economy as well as health and safety.

Customs play a crucial role in identifying and detaining shipments of goods suspected of infringing IP rights.

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April 3, 2014 at 8:22 am

Apple and Samsung are back in Court – this time, Google joins them

It is no joke – the clash of the Titans of the electronic industry continues on April 1st– Apple and Samsung head back to Court in another set of patent disputes. This amazing example of companies battling each other, not only on the marketplace, but also in the legal system, now has a new edge. Google will join the dispute actively, even bringing representatives and witnesses.

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March 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

How to protect your Intellectual Property?

Copyright infringement is an ever-present problem for novice entrepreneurs.  Nowadays, it is easy for scheming individuals to pass off your work as their own, making a few simple changes.  This is precisely the reason to learn more about protecting your ideas, your business or brand. You can follow these few basic rules as a start-up strategy for protecting your intellectual property.

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March 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Facebook to face “trademark bully” charges

Small businesses are facing a new brand of bullying from larger companies, seeking to undermine them with expensive trademark infringement lawsuits, called trademark bullying. The goal is to burden non-famous and non-competitive brands with trademark restraints. Some experts are calling it extortion – it is bullying when you are using litigation to enforce rights for a trademark that the law says you don’t reasonably have.

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February 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

What to consider when naming your business

There are numerous pitfalls and traps that await those who venture into business, but one of the first hiccups may be something seemingly as easy as coming up with a business name. Thinking of something creative, original and completely different from the competition might prove a difficult task. A name word, symbol or design is the trademark of your business. We recommend reading these advices, and considering them when coming up with a name for your business.

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January 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Developer of the incredibly popular game Candy Crush Saga to trademark the word „candy“?

Candy Crush Saga, the match-three puzzle video game, has officially become the most popular game on Facebook, with an average of more than 57 million Facebook daily users. Even if you have never played it, you have, at least once, seen a friend obsessing over the game or spent time deleting invites to the game on Facebook.

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