In Bosnia and Herzegovina, a new set of laws in the field of intellectual property came into force on January1, 2011, namely:
Entry into force of the new IP legislation was followed by an introduction of the new Tariff of Administrative Fees.
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:
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.
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.
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.
“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.
The Customs Office in Serbia started destroying goods seized under suspicion of infringing IP rights.