Tagged with: Law changes

December 14, 2023 at 9:30 am

IP Focus on – updates!

Our ‘FOCUS ON’ series provides a short basic overview of country’s general information, with focus on main IP points of interest.

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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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January 18, 2023 at 11:44 am

RS – changes regarding EP validations

Introducing the electronic Patent Document; increased official fees for EP validation.

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March 18, 2022 at 2:03 pm

Kosovo New Laws on Patents, Design & Semiconductor topographies come into force

At the end of February 2022, the mentioned new laws have entered into force, having been published in the Intellectual property Gazette on February 4 – 5, 2022. We can…

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February 5, 2020 at 12:53 pm

Serbia changes to the opposition based TM system

Starting this February, Republic of Serbia has changed their Trade Mark Law substantially by switching to an opposition based system rather than the one where the IPO examined all applications ex officio for absolute and relative grounds for refusal.

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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.

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