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Tuesday, 22. February 2011.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Entry into Force of a New Set of IP Laws

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, a new set of laws in the field of intellectual property came into force on January1, 2011, namely:

  • Trademark Law 
  • Patent Law
  • Law on Industrial Designs
  • Law on Protection of Indications of Geographical Origin
  • Law on Protection of Topographies of Integrated Circuits

Entry into force of the new IP legislation was followed by an introduction of the new Tariff of Administrative Fees.

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Thursday, 23. December 2010.

Montenegro: Entry into force of the new Trademark Law

On 30 November 2010, the Government of Montenegro adopted the new Trademark Law. The law was  published in the Montenegrin Official Gazette on December 8, 2010 and came into force on December 16, 2010.

The important provisions of the new law are as follows:

  • All Serbian trademarks registered before 28 May 2008 that have not yet been re-registered or renewed in Montenegro will have a 12 month term to be re-registered in Montenegro. This term expires on 16 December, 2011. In order for a trademark to be re-registered, it will be necessary to obtain a certificate of validity from the Serbian IP Office. Any additional requirements will be prescribed by the corresponding by-laws regulating the new law, which will be adopted within the next six months.
  • The new law provides for opposition procedure for new trademark applications. After formal examination, trademark applications will be published in the Montenegrin IP Office Gazette and will be subject to opposition by third parties within a term of 90 days from the date of publication of the trademark application.

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Thursday, 09. December 2010.

Serbia: New Customs Measures Decree

The Government of Serbia adopted a new “Decree on terms and manner of application of customs measures for the protection of IP rights” which shall enter into force on January 1, 2011(Official Gazette of Republic of Serbia, No. 86/2010). However, all pending procedures shall end under the provisions of the old decree. Customs measures requests adopted under the old decree remain in force until their expiration date and represent the basis for conducting customs measures under the new decree.

Monday, 11. October 2010.

Ms. Katarina Radović was elected to the Governing Board of the Belgrade Bar Association

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Katarina Radović, attorney at law from MJB, was elected to the Governing Board of the Belgrade Bar Association at its assembly held on 22 May 2010.

Tuesday, 09. February 2010.

New legislation on Trademarks, Industrial Design and Topography of Integrated Circuits

New legislation on Trademarks, Industrial Design and Topography of Integrated Circuits came into force on December 24, 2009. The possibility of filing an appeal in Trademark and Industrial Design matters has been introduced in the procedure before the IP Office of Serbia. The deadline for filing appeals is 15 days from notification of the applicant.

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Saturday, 09. January 2010.

New "Law on Protection of Rights of Breeders of Plant Varieties"

“The Law on Protection of Rights of Breeders of Plant Varieties” was adopted by the Serbian Parliament and came into force on June 10, 2009.

Wednesday, 02. December 2009.

Customs Office

The Customs Office in Serbia started destroying goods seized under suspicion of infringing IP rights.

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