Region: Kosovo

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

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

Appellate court confirms that national exhaustion of rights applies in Kosovo

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

New law on customs measures now in force - what rights holders need to know

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

Success for Jack Daniel's as Court of Appeals bans parallel imports

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

A beer coloured trademark, Changsha IP court opens, and Kosovo registry launches digital database: news round-up

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

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

Four IP-related administrative instructions enter into force in Kosovo

Four new IP-related administrative instructions have recently entered into force in Kosovo. One of these relates to the accelerated examination of trademark applications, which is still available if there has been an alleged infringement of trademark rights.

03 October 2016

Original/notarised power of attorney now required for IPO filings

The Kosovo IP Office will now accept filings only if they are accompanied by an original power of attorney or a notarised copy of the original. Scanned copies of a power of attorney will not suffice.

20 July 2016

Amendments to Law on Trademarks come into force

Amendments to the Law on Trademarks, which aim to bring Kosovo's IP legislation into line with EU legislation, have entered into force. Among other things, the amendments provide for a subjective deadline within which a party may request the reinstatement of its rights, and introduce changes to remedies available in case of trademark infringement.

02 October 2015

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