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Feb 20, 2020 (Newsletter Issue 2/20)
Serbia
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New Trademark Law Introducing Opposition System


On 24 January 2020, the Serbian National Assembly adopted a new Trademark Law, which entered into force on 1 February 2020. The new Law introduces a trademark opposition system which will exist alongside the current ex officio examination on absolute and relative grounds.

Per previous regular procedure, the Intellectual Property Office performed an official examination of absolute and relative grounds for refusal of trademark applications. The rule regulating this part of the procedure has remained unchanged.

The new opposition system allows now that interested parties can file for an opposition based on relative grounds for refusal within three months after the publication of the trademark application.

For further information, please refer to the article by Ms Sara Radić, PETOŠEVIĆ Serbia, here


Source: www.petosevic.com