World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Serbia

The main talking point in the Serbian IP community is the new Trademark Law, which transposes the EU Trademark Directive into national law and has introduced some significant amendments. They include the introduction of opposition proceedings in combination with ex officio examinations on absolute and relative grounds, which has sparked...

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The main talking point in the Serbian IP community is the new Trademark Law, which transposes the EU Trademark Directive into national law and has introduced some significant amendments. They include the introduction of opposition proceedings in combination with ex officio examinations on absolute and relative grounds, which has sparked debate among local practitioners. Some insist that the changes are relatively minor; others are more apprehensive and have reserved judgement until they see the new regime in action. Enforcement is another hot topic: there has been a surge in social media use, so brand owners are reminded to stay vigilant both online and in physical marketplaces. Serbian customs authorities are also doing their part in the fight against fakes: for example, smaller consignments of goods seized at state borders can now be destroyed automatically. Rights holders have also been requested to provide more information to officials, including images and other identifiers, to ensure that processes remain quick and efficient.

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