Region: Albania

Filing applications via the e-Albania platform: what you need to know

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 on Industrial Property – key points for IP rights owners

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

Proposed changes to the industrial property law – what you need to know

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

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Western Balkans

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 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

Cannabis counterfeits; the campus consequence of Brunetti; and Anheuser-Busch eyes esports market: news digest

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

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Western Balkans

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 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

Albania introduces new trademark regulation – what you need to know

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

Litigation procedures and strategies: Albania

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 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

Western Balkans

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2017

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.

18 May 2017

Albania amends Industrial Property Law but important issues remain unaddressed

Multiple changes to the Albanian Industrial Property Law have entered into force with the aim to harmonise Albanian law with the EU acquis. However, many important issues remain unaddressed and IP professionals fear that certain changes may adversely affect Albanian IP case law.

27 April 2017

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