Macedonia adopts new Industrial Property law

Feb 16 2009 - 19:29

On February 12, 2009, the Parliament in Macedonia adopted a new Industrial Property law, expected to be in force in March.

The changes in the law are the result of Macedonia’s ratification of the European Patent Convention and becoming a member of the European Patent Organization on January 1, 2009.

The most important change concerns Macedonia’s patent filing procedure.

The new law also makes it possible for third parties to oppose published trademarks on absolute grounds.

As soon as the law is published we will be able to provide further details, as well as the English translation.

For further information, please contact Zivka Kostovska in our Macedonia Office.

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