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Updates from an international team of correspondents who report on recent developments in trademark law and practice in their home jurisdictions, as well as strategic issues and those relating to brand protection, portfolio management and value creation.
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25 NOVEMBER 2021When refiling is a better option than renewing
There are valuable strategic benefits to refiling a trademark that has gone unused instead of renewing it - particularly in Serbia and Kosovo - with avoiding cancellation due to non-use being just one.
28 OCTOBER 2021Key knowledge for filing oppositions in the Balkans
While oppositions are a crucial tool throughout the Balkans, local knowledge of everything from proof of use, lack of response, relative grounds, hearings and appeals processes, is critical for trademark filing success.
23 SEPTEMBER 2021Seven rules for overcoming provisional refusal based on relative grounds in Serbia
In February 2020 Serbian IP regulations overhauled its opposition system, however the Serbian IP Office may still examine new applications for relative grounds for refusal. These seven tips will help trademark owners unfamiliar with the system to avoid provisional refusals and therefore save time and expense.
15 JULY 2021Guide to (re)protecting IP rights in Kosovo
As the number of trademark trolls in Kosovo increases, it is vital that brand owners ensure that their IP portfolios are secure.
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