Tagged with: Trade marks

December 18, 2019 at 9:03 am

Licences in the Balkans – to record or not?

Licence can refer to patent and design rights, related know-how and trade marks.

It provides the licensee with the right to use an IP right for a certain period of time, for a fee, usually in a specific geographic area. At the same time, this allows the IP right’s owner to extend their brand into new markets quicker, to generate profit (through set fee or royalty), reduce costs and time to market penetration and therefore, often, gain competitive advantage.

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September 17, 2019 at 8:52 am

Serbia – Customs IP Event for brand owners

We take this opportunity to inform you about upcoming forum held by our Customs IP department which will enable the brand owners to hold presentations directly before enforcement agents on our borders.

This event is immensely valuable as it will provide an opportunity to inform the people directly tasked with deciding if the goods before them should or should not be seized based on possible IP infringement – how to spot original or fake goods.

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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:

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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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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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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.

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September 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

How to stop counterfeits and infringements?

Our answer is the MIHAILOVIC 360° enforcement program eligible for the Republic of Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYRO Macedonia and Montenegro.

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May 21, 2016 at 9:45 am

Customs forum on recognizing fake goods in Belgrade – Helping companies protect their brand

After a very succesful and fruitful first forum organized by the Customs Department of Serbia, we invite all brand owners to another forum concerning anti-counterfeited goods and IP infringement. Here, brand owners and their representatives will have the opportunity to directly speak to enforcement agents – both on the borders and in the market.

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October 23, 2015 at 8:16 am

Belgrade: Customs forum on recognizing fake goods – Brand owners take the stage

We are glad to have the opportunity to inform you about a forum to be held by our Customs IP department where brand owners and their representatives will have the opportunity to directly speak to enforcement agents – both on the borders and in the market.

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