Region: Serbia

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

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

Trademark procedures and strategies: Serbia

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2020/2021

All natural or legal persons involved in trade can apply for and own a mark. It is not necessary to prove such activity.

17 March 2020

New Trademark Law enters into force - key points highlighted

Serbia’s new Trademark Law came into force on 1 February 2020. Some of the changes provided by the law - such as the introduction of opposition proceedings - should be welcomed by trademarks owners.

05 March 2020

Serbia’s draft Trademark Law – what you need to know

The Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia has prepared a draft Trademark Law which aims to further harmonise Serbian trademark legislation with that of the European Union. This update highlights the key points of interest for trademark owners.

04 October 2019

Supreme Court issues landmark decision on goods in transit

In a case involving a well-known sportswear company, the Serbian Supreme Court of Cassation has held that the trademark holder was allowed to prohibit the transit through Serbia of goods infringing its IP rights.

11 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

Supreme Court issues landmark decision on parallel imports

In a landmark decision, the Serbian Supreme Court of Cassation has ruled that parallel imports constitute trademark infringement, thus revoking the decisions of the Commercial Court and the Commercial Appellate Court.

27 November 2018

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