Proposed amendments to Law on Industrial Property

Albania

The Council of Ministers has approved the draft law “On some changes and amendments to Law No 9947, dated July 7 2008, on Industrial Property”. Among other things, the draft law introduces a definition of what constitutes a ‘trademark’, provides for the first time that a trademark application can be refused if it violates the rights conferred by an unregistered trademark, and introduces a new mechanism for the revocation and invalidation of a registered trademark.

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