Tagged with: IP tips

October 22, 2021 at 6:59 am

Considerations when filing oppositions

(AL, BA, HR, KS, ME, MK, RS, SI) Filling of oppositions is now possible in all 8 jurisdictions we operate in. New TM applications are examined on absolute grounds by…

Read more

September 13, 2021 at 8:27 am

Guide to Overcoming Provisional Refusals in Serbia

Tips on overcoming Provisional Refusals based on relative grounds in Republic of Serbia Most jurisdictions our office covers (Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia) are based on the…

Read more

May 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Guidelines for various TM changes in the Balkans

Guidelines for various TM changes in the Balkans Here we seek to give a comprehensive look at various documents and requirements for when changes happen during the long life of…

Read more

June 29, 2020 at 2:46 pm

Q&A II – Ex- Yu: Resolving conflict

Q&A II – Ex- Yu: Resolving conflict Each month we answer 3-5 questions our clients most often have and share it in our Q&A series. Here we are going to…

Read more

May 20, 2020 at 11:11 am

Q&A I – Ex-Yu: Basics on TM protection protocol

Q&A I – Ex-Yu: Basics on TM protection protocol Each month we answer 3-5 questions our clients most often have and share it in our Q&A series.    Q: How…

Read more

September 3, 2019 at 8:54 am

Top 3 reasons for annual Custom’s surveillance petition in the Balkans

We have previously written about the importance of the annual Custom’s  petition and, for the new readers, wanted to shortly again sum up the important points:

Read more

July 19, 2019 at 8:41 am

Overcoming Provisional Refusals in Serbia

Tips on overcoming Provisional Refusals based on relative grounds in Republic of Serbia

Most jurisdictions our office covers (Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia) are based on the opposition system – new applications are examined on absolute grounds, then published, and open for 3rd party oppositions based on relative grounds.

Read more

June 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm

7 useful facts about Trade Mark registration in the Balkans

Here are a few details to keep in mind when filing national applications/designations:

While most jurisdictions we cover are members of the Madrid protocol ,Kosovo, for the time being is not. As a very small territory, it is often overlooked, but can prove strategically important for the companies that have interest in the Balkans area.

Read more

April 20, 2019 at 1:33 pm

5 useful facts about EP validations in former Yugoslavian countries + Albania

SERBIA ALBANIA BOSNIA CROATIA MACEDONIA MONTENEGRO SLOVENIA

Although the EP validations are uniformly regulated by the European patent Convention, here are a few curiosities you may find interesting.

Read more

March 15, 2019 at 9:29 am

Importance of annual Custom’s surveillance petition in the Balkans

Enforcement and IP protection go hand in hand.

Important part of the enforcement strategy is a solid plan for seizure matters, especially in the Balkans region, where many trade routes intersect.

Read more