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Feb 14, 2019
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  read more

Feb 13, 2019
Dr. Krisztián Tivadar, Tivadar Law Firm, Hungary
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Change in the Scope of Legal Protection of Trademarks i...

Dr. Krisztián Tivadar, Tivadar Law Firm, Hungary, First published at www.drtivadar.huAct XI of 1997 on the protection of trademarks and geographical indications (“Act”) has been modified by 1 January 2019 through Act LXVII of 2018 on the amendment of certain acts on industrial property right protection. Through the amendments, the legislator primarily intended to fulfil its legal harmonization obligations arising from Directive 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (“Directive”). Considering the diversity of the new amendments  read more

Feb 12, 2019
Fabrizio de Benedetti, Società Italiana Brevetti S.p.A., Italy
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Italy finalises implementation of EU Trademark reform p...

Fabrizio de Benedetti, Società Italiana Brevetti S.p.A., Italy, First published at www.sib.itThe Italian government has issued two legislative decrees that finalise the implementation into national law of the so-called EU Trademark reform package, of EU provisions on the unitary patent and of the Unified Patent Court Agreement. The Italian government’s Council of Ministers of 20 November 2018 approved two legislative decrees concerning intellectual property rights. Both decrees will come into force after publication in the Italian Official Journal, expected to occur in early 2019 read more

Jan 31, 2019
Dr. Martin Viefhues, JONAS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
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Germany has modernized its trade mark

Dr. Martin Viefhues, JONAS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Germany, First published at www.jonas-lawyers.comOn 14 January 2019, several changes to the German Trade Mark Act have come into force. These changes implement the EU Directive of 16 December 2015 to further approximate the trade mark laws of the EU Member States in Germany. The most relevant amendments are for example that trade marks do no longer need to be graphically represented; sounds, video sequences, and combinations thereof, but also movements and holograms can be represented by submitting audio and video files. Also, the ground for refusal of protection for trade marks which consist exclusively of shapes  read more

Jan 30, 2019
Cristina Casas Feu, Casas Asin IP Boutique, Spain
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Changes in the Spanish Trademarks Law

Cristina Casas Feu, Casas Asin IP Boutique, Spain, First published at www.casas-asin.comOn January 14th 2019, the new Law entered into force, and will partially modify the current Act no. 17/2001, of December 7th, on Trademarks. In this article we will comment the most significant amendments that will change the current trademark law. Before we start a more in depth analysis of the most significant modifications of Law 17/2001, of December 7, of Marks (hereinafter referred to as Trademark Law), we are going to define exactly what a brand is, how many types there are and the reasons for the modification of  read more

Jan 30, 2019
Vilma Dauskurdiene, AAA Law, Lithuania
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Significant changes in trademark regulation in Lithuani...

Vilma Dauskurdiene, AAA Law, Lithuania, First published at www.aaalaw.euLegal trademark protection in Lithuania seeks harmonisation with other legal acts valid in European Union. Since 1 January 2019 a new version of the Trademark Law implementing the provisions of the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council European Union of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trademarks, came into force. Coming changes bring to Lithuania innovations in trademark registration and protection, as a result of  read more

Jan 21, 2019
Merve Tuncer, Istanbul Patent A.S., Turkey
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Trademark Use is Strictly Standardized for Tobacco Prod...

Merve Tuncer, Istanbul Patent A.S., TurkeyTurkish Parliament has passed a law (“Law no. 7151”) on 15th November 2018 which mandates plain or standardized packaging for tobacco products. The law has gone into force as of 5th December 2018. Law no. 7151 has made changes in several laws and decrees which are related to health. One of the law which was subject to the changes is the Law no. 4207 “Law Related to Prevention and Control of the Harms of Tobacco Products”. The changes in this law include substantial limitation on the appearance of  read more

Albanian IP Matters

Mrs. Irma Cami

Mrs. Irma Cami
Rruga “Besim Alla” pallati Dilo, shkalla 2, apt.25
Yzberisht, Tirane
Albania (AL)
Tel +355 67 40 83 530

We are an Intellectual Property (IP) Consulting Firm operating in Albania. We consult domestic and foreign clients on the IP legal framework, and provide a full range of IP services from registration to enforcement for various IP right.

Albanian IP Matters has started its journey as an IP law firm just recently, in October 2018. However, its key figures have a considerable experience in the IP field, namely:

Mrs Irma Cami enjoys a long-standing experience of more than 10 years in IP field. She worked for 10 years at a regional IP firm, mainly focusing on IP litigations and oppositions. Her extensive experience recently saw her elected as a trainer for training judges in IP related cases.

Mr Gent Hasa is another key figure of the firm. He graduated as Mechanic Engineer in 1998, and in 2004 finished Master of Science (M.S) in Italy, and has been qualified as Patent and Trademark Agent since October 2016.

Keeping abreast of new developments and market trends is fundamental to our work.

Jonas Law Firm

Dr. Martin Viefhues

Dr. Martin Viefhues
Hohenstaufenring 62
50674 Cologne
Germany (DE)
Tel +49 221 27758 0
Fax +49 221 27758 1

Jonas law firm is a team of 9 lawyers and approx. 25 employees who continue to work in specialist area of law after the split-off from a major international law firm whose roots date back to the first half of the last century.

We differ – both from our competitors and from each other. It is the "unity in diversity" which complements, challenges and continuously inspires us. Thus, the whole is more than the sum of its parts.

Knowledge and know-how are our tools: We give them top priority. Thus we invest a lot of energy in the education and training of our young lawyers and young employees. Our lawyers are experts in their field of law. Beyond that they have considerable professional experiences gained in enterprises, as judges and in the authorities relevant for us. We can therefore assess our clients interests not only from a lawyer´s legal point of view.

Despite all the knowledge and experience we have gained – in the end it is the legal creativity which opens new perspectives. We do not only want to detect problems but we want to offer solutions. Each project can benefit from new ideas, because even if the facts are similar each case is individual.

Istanbul Patent A.S.

Abdurrahim Ayaz

Abdurrahim Ayaz
Buyukdere Cad., No. 33/16
34381 Sisli/Istanbul
Turkey (TR)
Tel +90 212 241 7272
Fax +90 212 241 7026

Istanbul Patent A.S. was found in 1997 to provide full legal services in Intellectual Property area. Based in the hart of Istanbul and branched in the capital Ankara, the firm’s services extend to entire Turkey and also to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. In addition, the firm also provides services to local and overseas clients before European Patent Office.
The firm has 15 attorneys with additional supporting staff in five departments; Trademark Department for overseas clients, Trademark Department for local clients, Patent Department, Domain Name Department and Litigation Department.
The firm has an outstanding reputation in intellectual property, and is unique for its full range of intellectual property services, ranging from copyrights, trade and service marks, patents, utility models, industrial designs, geographical Indications, Plant Varieties and copyrights, from advisory services to prosecution and protection, and related litigations. The firm has also outstanding reputation and expertise in domain name disputes.