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While the trademark regimes of these neighbouring Balkan jurisdictions share certain key features, they also have crucial differences that international brand owners should have firmly on their radars.
22 June 2023
The Supervisory Council of the General Directorate of Industrial Property has approved Decision No 4 dated 20 June 2022, which regulates the submission of applications through the e-Albania platform.
08 July 2022
Amendments to the Law No 9947 “On Industrial Property” have entered into force in Albania, introducing several novelties - including the formalisation of the System of Administration of Objects of Industrial Property.
15 October 2021
Albania’s General Directorate of Industrial Property has published proposed amendments to the Law on Industrial Property for public consultation. This update reviews the key proposals that IP rights owners and practitioners should be aware of.
13 July 2020
With a population of more than 20 million divided among seven jurisdictions, the Western Balkans has the potential to be fertile ground for the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit goods.
23 April 2020
In our latest news round-up, we look at how Alibaba is seeking increased brand engagement, Anheuser-Busch making a play for the esports industry, a USPTO call for comments, Albania’s accession to the Geneva Act and much more.
28 June 2019
With a population of more than 20 million divided among seven jurisdictions, the Western Balkans has the potential to be a fertile ground for the production and distribution of counterfeit goods. Due to its geographical location, the Western Balkans is well connected to other regions and continents.
13 May 2019
A new trademark regulation has entered into force in Albania, clarifying a range of issues raised by the changes to the Industrial Property Law introduced in March 2017.
11 July 2018
In Albania, the Law on Industrial Property, being the main applicable law, has been subject to various amendments. We look at the key changes, and how they affect prosecution and enforcement strategies.
21 December 2017
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