September 14, 2022 at 12:57 pm
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…
October 22, 2021 at 6:59 am
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…
December 16, 2020 at 9:02 am
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…
February 5, 2020 at 12:53 pm
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.
January 17, 2020 at 1:27 pm
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.
June 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm
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.