Tagged with: Opposition

September 14, 2022 at 12:57 pm

Letters of Consent in Serbia

In most jurisdictions where new applications can be opposed, Letters of Consent cannot come into play, by default – filing of the opposition shows that the owner of the previous…

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November 24, 2021 at 3:20 pm

Q&A VIII – On Oppositions

Each month we answer 3-5 questions our clients most often have and share it in our Q&A series. Q1: Who can file an opposition? Oppositions are filed by the owner…

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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 local IPOs, then published, and open for 3rd…

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December 16, 2020 at 9:02 am

Q&A VI – Absolute grounds for TM refusal & what you can expect

This concludes our Q&A series, where we answered 3-5 questions our clients most often had and shared it with you.  We hope you enjoyed reading it as much as we…

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November 30, 2020 at 7:21 am

Q&A V – What if we are not using our trade mark?

Each month we answer 3-5 questions our clients most often have and share it with you in our Q&A series. Q1: By law, is use disclaimer filed with the IPOs?…

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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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January 17, 2020 at 1:27 pm

Kosovo: Re-protecting your IP rights from trade mark trolls

Lately, we have been noticing two increasing trends – filing of TM applications identical to large brands that have not yet broken into the market and cancellations due to non-use of otherwise known trade marks.

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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.

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