Bosnia Adopts Rules on Industrial Property Registration Procedures

Jan 20 2011 - 10:48

In 2010 Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted seven new intellectual property laws — Trademark Law, Patent Law, Law on the Protection of Indications of Geographical Origin, Law on the Protection of Topographies of Integrated Circuits, Law on Industrial Designs, Copyright and Related Rights Law and Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights Law. These new laws entered into force on January 1, 2011.

In accordance with the adoption of the new laws, the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina has adopted three new Books of Rules pertaining to the industrial property application and registration procedures:

  • Book of Rules on Procedures for Registration of Patents and Consensual Patents,
  • Book of Rules on Procedures for Trademark Registration, and
  • Book of Rules on Procedures for Design Registration.

The Books of Rules were published in the Official Gazette in December 2010 and entered into force on January 1, 2011.

For more information, please contact Alma Vilic at our Bosnia office.

Source: Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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