Rr. Fadil Rada
Pall. Gener 2
Shk. C, Nr. 2/1
1001 Tirana


Vladimir Nika

  • Head of Office - Albania
  • Trademark, Patent and Design Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
+ 355 69 326 5814
+355 44 515 877

Country Facts

Muslim, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic

International Conventions

Berne Convention (Copyright), Budapest Treaty, Hague Agreement (Industrial Designs), Lisbon Agreement, Locarno Agreement, International Plant Protection Convention, Paris Convention, WIPO, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Patent Law Treaty, European Patent Convention, London Agreement, Madrid Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Nice Agreement, Rome Convention, Strasbourg Agreement, UPOV Convention, Vienna Agreement, WIPO Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, WTO Agreement, TRIPS Agreement

Minimal Filing Requirements

Patent Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Name, address and occupation of the inventor
  • Priority application data (if claimed)
  • Patent specification and claims

Trade/Service Mark Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data (if claimed)
  • List of goods/services
  • At least one representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

Industrial Design Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data (if claimed)
  • At least one drawing or photograph of the claimed model or design


All other documents may be filed subsequently. The required documents must either be original or notarized.

Powers of Attorney have to bear a company seal or stamp. If this is not available, they have to be notarized.

Certified translation of all documents (priority document, assignment deeds, register extracts, etc.) is required by the Albanian IPO.


  • For those seeking a trusted guide to help them navigate the Eastern European IP landscape, PETOŠEVIĆ is a prime pick. It takes the time to understand clients’ business goals to ensure they get optimum return on investment in their brands. “The Albanian team has an established standard that is of the highest level of professionalism and handles a significant amount of prosecution work.”

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2022
  • With 17 offices across Eastern Europe, PETOŠEVIĆ has long mastered the art of cross-office collaboration. The Albanian branch, led by Vladimir Nika, works cohesively with its counterparts to ensure that rights holders enjoy seamless and comprehensive IP protection on a regional level through a single point of contact.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2021
  • PETOŠEVIĆ is the firm to call for companies needing a consistent approach to IP protection, portfolio management and enforcement throughout Eastern Europe. Whichever of the 17 offices that clients go to they will easily access a cavernous chest of resources and 100-plus specialists.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2020
  • PETOŠEVIĆ is a fabulous one-stop shop for brand owners wanting IP counsel across Central and Eastern Europe. Home to more than 120 people in 16 offices, PETOŠEVIĆ effectively manages huge portfolios and tackles cross-border cases.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2019
  • Clients describe the team as “effective, responsive and deeply knowledgeable of the substance.” Sources additionally emphasise that the lawyers “always achieve what we ask of them.”

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2019
  • Clients praise the service they receive. One states: "The firm offers above-average services in terms of legal accuracy and responsiveness. We rely on them for all our complex and important matters."

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2018
  • Supported by a further 14 offices, PETOŠEVIĆ’s Albania team is equipped to offer watertight coverage across Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe. Its pragmatic, practical lawyers manage portfolios with a steady hand and rally round whenever infringement trouble is brewing.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2018
  • Regional IP specialists, advising clients on copyright infringement and customs seizures. Also handles patents, trade mark enforcement and prosecution, industrial designs and litigation. Particularly active representing clients from the pharmaceutical, retail and automotive industries. Clients praise the team's deep understanding of the area, describing them as "very responsive and very knowledgeable about trade marks."

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2017
  • The formidable PETOŠEVIĆ is a prime one-stop shop for international companies seeking IP counsel both in Albania and across Central and Eastern Europe; from bases in 15 jurisdictions, its practitioners serve clients’ needs in 30 countries overall. Its dazzling client roster features household names from an array of industries, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, fashion and food and beverages.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2017
  • Regional IP specialists, noted for advising on copyright infringement and customs seizures. Broader work encompasses trade mark and patent matters, often representing clients in contentious cases. Represents companies from sectors including food and beverages, technology and pharmaceuticals.

    Chambers & Partners Europe, 2016
  • PETOŠEVIĆ is an IP powerhouse, with a comprehensive offering that covers the trademark spectrum. With 120 people on staff and offices in 15 jurisdictions, it has formidable resources from which to devise solutions for clients, however singular their problems. Interviewees praise its “responsiveness, cost effectiveness and excellent results”.

    WTR 1000 Rankings, 2016