Region: Serbia

Serbia

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2022

The relevant legislation for trademark litigation is primarily the Law on Trademarks (6/2020), as it lists possible actions and other procedural particularities, such as available injunction measures and the securing of evidence. Other national laws that apply directly to trademark litigation include:

20 December 2021

When refiling is a better option than renewing

There are valuable strategic benefits to refiling a trademark that has gone unused instead of renewing it - particularly in Serbia and Kosovo - with avoiding cancellation due to non-use being just one.

25 November 2021

Bad news for Deckers as court issues decision in UGG boots case

This decision of the Serbian Commercial Court illustrates the importance of registering designs in order to be able to claim infringement.

16 November 2021

Key knowledge for filing oppositions in the Balkans

While oppositions are a crucial tool throughout the Balkans, local knowledge of everything from proof of use, lack of response, relative grounds, hearings and appeals processes, is critical for trademark filing success.

28 October 2021

Commercial Court issues significant decision on fake car parts

This landmark ruling of the Commercial Court in Belgrade should provide rights holders with a useful tool in their fight against fake auto parts.

20 October 2021

Seven rules for overcoming provisional refusal based on relative grounds in Serbia

In February 2020 Serbian IP regulations overhauled its opposition system, however the Serbian IP Office may still examine new applications for relative grounds for refusal. These seven tips will help trademark owners unfamiliar with the system to avoid provisional refusals and therefore save time and expense.

23 September 2021

Serbia

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

A trademark right is acquired by registration. Unregistered marks are not regulated by the Law on Trademarks, except for well-known and famous trademarks.

29 July 2021

The rise of clone perfume: a growing challenge for fragrance brands?

In an interview with WTR, the owner of a business that sells ‘smell-alike’ perfumes reveals why the popularity of cloned fragrances is on the rise, and why he believes using their own brand avoids any potential legal risk from major perfume companies.

13 January 2021

Serbia

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2021

The relevant legislation for trademark litigation is primarily the Law on Trademarks (6/2020), as it lists possible actions and other procedural particularities, such as available injunction measures and the securing of evidence.

08 January 2021

State of emergency lifted in Serbia: how to calculate deadlines in IP matters

Following the lifting of the state of emergency in Serbia on 6 May 2020, this update reviews how deadlines will now be calculated for administrative and court proceedings.

15 May 2020

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