Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Task Force Established in Kosovo

Feb 27 2013 - 12:27

On January 30, 2013, the Kosovo government approved the decision to establish a task force against counterfeiting and piracy.

The establishment of the task force was foreseen by the national strategy for combating counterfeited and pirated products, adopted on October 4, 2012.

The task force will consist of the representatives of the Copyright Office, Trade Inspectorate, IPO, Kosovo Customs, Kosovo Police, and Ministry of Justice.

The mission of the task force will be to:

  • Promote effective cooperation between public authorities and social and economic organizations in the field of copyright protection;
  • Ensure and coordinate the implementation of the strategy and the action plan against counterfeiting and piracy;
  • Develop and implement public awareness programs and campaigns; and
  • Prepare and deliver proposals for drafting legislation related to copyright enforcement.

On the same date, the Kosovo government also adopted the regulation on mediation in the field of copyright and related rights outlining mediation procedures between copyright collecting societies and their members.

Prepared by: Jelena Jankovic

For further information, please contact mail@petosevic.com.

Source: The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Kosovo

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