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Article by Predrag Anokić, Senior Associate and Trademark and Patent Agent, first published in IPPro The Internet, June 2015

Not many people are aware of the fact that Serbia was one of the 11 founding members of the Paris Convention in 1883. The states that emerged later following the merger of the Kingdom of Serbia and the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbia, at the beginning of the 20th century (Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, later changed to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and then Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which disintegrated following the conflict in the Balkans in the early 1990s), simply accessed the Paris Convention accordingly.

Nevertheless, despite this long tradition in intellectual property protection, the turbulence that characterised this region at the end of the 20th century has left its mark in almost every aspect of the normal functioning of these independent states, including the IP sphere.

In the meantime, some of the countries in this region have become members of the EU, marking the end of...

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