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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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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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