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Nov 18, 2021
QUAN, Nguyen Vu, KENFOX IP & Law Office, Vietnam

Improper use of registered trademarks in Vietnam – Risk...

QUAN, Nguyen Vu, KENFOX IP & Law Office, VietnamNot a few trademark owners think that the most critical aspect of their trademark is that it is registered. Therefore, making some changes to the mark will no adverse effect or risk of infringing another’s mark or resulting in the cancellation of the registered trademark. The truth is that this is not the case. The three examples below illustrate the risks that trademark owners face when they use a mark that deviates from the registered trademark.  read more

Okt 20, 2021
Vicente Campodonico, OMC Abogados & Consultores, Peru

Unconventional trademarks and their protection in the l...

Vicente Campodonico, OMC Abogados & Consultores, PeruWe understand for "conventional" trademarks as those that are expressed by words, numbers, images or symbols, that is, they can only be perceived by the sense of sight. On the other hand, the so-called "Unconventional" trademarks can be distinguished by any of the five senses and are expressed through unusual methods, such as, for example, a type of experience used as part of a marketing strategy in order to leave a mark on consumers, thus in this way orienting their preferences towards a certain offer. read more

Okt 20, 2021
QUAN, Nguyen Vu, KENFOX IP & Law Office, Vietnam

Copyright - a powerful and effective tool to repress tr...

QUAN, Nguyen Vu, KENFOX IP & Law Office, VietnamIntellectual property of reputable and well-known businesses is perpetually the target of imitation, copying and counterfeiting. The greater the businesses' prestige and goodwill, the more vulnerable it is to illegal business people. As soon as the designs and logos for a reputable and well-known business's product line are introduced to the market, products with similar or even identical designs, patterns, and logos appear immediately. Hereunder are ... read more  read more

Sep 10, 2021
Irma Cami, Albanian IP Matters, Albania
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Year in Review & Look Ahead – Albania

Irma Cami, Albanian IP Matters, Albania2018 marked another active year for Albania in the realm of trademarks. The approval of the long awaited regulation on trademarks was regarded by the IP community as a main event of 2018. Having Market Surveillance Authority finally operational and new rules on registration and administration of .AL domains were other remarkable developments in 2018. Regardless of a serious backlog of enforcement proceedings before the Albanian IPO and courts the case law continued to expand, with more elaborate reasoning and more legal grounds examined.  read more

Jul 01, 2021
Caroline Guy, Therrien Couture Joli-Cœur, Canada
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The College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Start...

Caroline Guy, Therrien Couture Joli-Cœur, CanadaOn June 28, 2021, Canada’s new College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents begins operations. The College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (CPATA) will be responsible for maintaining the registers of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents; to administer the qualifying examinations for agents and to enforce an agent code of conduct. One of the objectives of CPATA is to protect the public by ensuring that agents are competent and by setting up an investigation mechanism following a complaint.  read more

Feb 11, 2021
Shivarpita Nailwal, Chadha & Chadha, India

India Update: The Designs (Amendment) Rules 2021

Shivarpita Nailwal, Chadha & Chadha, IndiaIn furtherance to the Draft rules published in 2019, the Government of India, on January 25, 2021, issued a gazette notification to formalize and introduce the Designs (Amendment) Rules, 2021. The new amendment rules have come into force with effect from January 25, 2021. The new rules confirm that for the purposes of the registration of designs, the articles shall be classified as per current edition of “International Classification for Industrial Designs (Locarno Classification)” published by World Intellectual Property Organization  read more

Jan 28, 2021
Xiao Han (Nicole), Chofn Intellectual Property, China

Revised Chinese Patent Examination Guidelines Take Effe...

Xiao Han (Nicole), Chofn Intellectual Property, ChinaThe China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) recently announced the "Revised Patent Examination Guidelines", which came into force from January 15, 2021. This is a major development in the field of IP industry in China. Although the “Revised Guideline" is not a formal source of law, it can be used as a reference in courts’ decisions provided that there are no conflicts with the "Chinese Patent Law" and its implementation rules. Therefore, its amendment is of great significance to the administrative and  read more

Albanian IP Matters

Mrs. Irma Cami

Mrs. Irma Cami
Rruga “Besim Alla” pallati Dilo, shkalla 5, apt. 25
1051 Yzberisht, Tirane
Albania (AL)
Tel +355 67 40 83 530

Albanian IP Matters is a boutique law firm that specializes in prosecution and litigation of the entire spectrum of intellectual property (IP) right, as well as in marketing law. We operate within the Albanian co-speaking region, which includes Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia. From our central office in Tirana, Albania, we coordinate all regional projects done at local level, ensuring you receive expert legal advice tailored to your local preference.

Our aim is to assist you in exploiting your IPR within the revitalized region. Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia have now embarked on a vigorous process of integrating into the European Union (EU), a process requiring these countries to ensure a level of IP protection equal to that of the EU.

Equipped with broad expertise in the IP field, education in west and the proper understanding of the regional business climate position us particularly well to accomplish this mission.
We give your IP right the value it deserves!

Therrien Couture Joli-Coeur LLP

Micheline Dessureault

Micheline Dessureault
1134 Grande-Allée Ouest, Suite 600
G1S 1E5 Quebec
Canada (CA)
Tel +1 418 681 7007
Fax +1 418 681 7100

Founded over 25 years ago, our firm has expanded considerably since its creation, placing it amongst one of the most important law firms in the province of Quebec, Canada.

Counting almost 200 professionals, our firm has offices in Montreal, Quebec, Saint-Hyacinthe, Brossard, Laval and Sherbrooke and has, amongst others, departments in intellectual property, international business law, business law, taxation, real estate law and insolvency and enforcement of security.

It is known for both the quality and affordability its legal services. Our accomplishments are in large part due to the competent, creative and service-oriented professionals who lend their hand to helping their clients and strive to go above and beyond demand.

Our team of professionals in the intellectual property area is renowned for its services and publications as well as for its conferences and seminars. Its members, whether they are lawyers, trademark agents or technicians, have a strong experience in Canada as in foreign countries. Counting on a sound network of contacts throughout the world, they are fit to assist you on intellectual property matters.

Our spheres of activity in Intellectual Property:
- Protection and management of intellectual property portfolios
- Trademarks
- Copyright
- Information technologies and Internet Law
- Patents and industrial designs
- Litigation
- Know-how
- Artistic heritage
- Licenses/technology transfer
- Research and development

Our services in International Business Law:
- Business accompaniment
- Legal and political analysis
- Creation of a subsidiary or branch
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Strategic alliances and partnerships
- Commercial agencies/sales offices
- Distribution
- Joint venture and co-development
- Exportation and importation
- Legal domiciliation
- National and international taxation
- Real estate
- Negotiation and drafting of various other international contracts
- Transnational dispute settlement, mediation, Arbitration
- Notarial law

We invite you to visit our website for further information regarding our firm and its specialists.

Micheline Dessureault, Lawyer and Trademark Agent, Director of the Intellectual Property and International Business Law Departments

Simone Ndiaye, Trademark Agent