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Administrative Instruction No 08/2023 guarantees the rights of trademark applicants while reinforcing those of earlier trademark owners.
27 September 2023
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
This decision of the Commercial Court constitutes the first application and interpretation of the principle of regional exhaustion under the new Trademark Law.
16 May 2023
This update highlights the main points of interest for trademark owners and practitioners, including the removal of the graphical representation requirement and the introduction of additional absolute and relative grounds for refusal.
08 August 2022
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
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
The Kosovo Court of Appeals has confirmed that trademark owners have the right to prevent the unauthorised import and sale of goods bearing their trademarks, regardless of the goods’ authenticity.
08 February 2019
The Law on Customs Measures for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights has now entered into force in Kosovo, introducing important changes intended to align local customs procedures with Regulation 608/2013.
07 June 2018
In <em>Jack Daniel’s v BENI</em>, the Kosovo Court of Appeals has ruled that the import and sale of genuine goods bearing registered trademarks without the trademark owner’s authorisation constitutes trademark infringement.
05 June 2018
In today’s edition, we look at the European Commission stepping up its battle against illegal online content, a new IP court in China, and controversy in Australia over a trademark application for a football chant.
02 March 2018
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