Category: Trademarks

August 31, 2023 at 9:23 am

Slovenia – Changes of the Law on Industrial Property (July 2023)

In order to harmonize its legal framework with the European Union (EU) and international standards, The National Assembly of Slovenia adopted amendments to the Slovenian Industrial Property Act, which entered into force on July 27, 2023. The primary purpose of the amendments is to simplify procedures, increase affordability, and improve effectiveness.

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July 5, 2023 at 1:15 pm

Montenegro – TM Law amendments in 2023

New amendments to the trade mark legislation of Montenegro, which came into force this year, have been introduced to align it with the European Union’s regulations, specifically Directive (EU) 2015/2436.

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September 14, 2017 at 9:29 am

2017 AIPPI World Congress in vibrant Sydney

AIPPI World Congress is upon us and is to be held in one of the world’s most beautiful cities – Sydney, Australia. AIPPI has been “shaping IP” for 120 years now, so this year it will be celebrating its 120th Anniversary. From October 13 to October 17, 2017 we will be able to take part in AIPPI’s comprehensive Educational Programme, featuring all areas of IP law and all disciplines of practice from prosecution to litigation.

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May 19, 2016 at 11:33 am


The 138th annual meeting of Intellectual Property experts from all four corners of the Earth is upon us! From May 21 to May 25, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, we will be learning through than 300 customized educational offerings, including 33 general educational sessions, more than 225 Table Topics, users’ group meetings with leaders from several national and regional trademark offices, a two-day course on International Trademark Law and Practice with 18 course segments, a two-day Advanced Mediation Training, Career Development Day, the Trademark Administrators Brunch and more.

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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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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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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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