Kalo & Associates
Since October 2016 when the Copyright Law ("New Copyright Law") entered into, three important pieces of secondary legislation were enacted in early 2017: Council of Ministers' Decision No.33, . . .
Boga & Associates
The relevant trademark authority is the General Directorate of Patents and Trademarks ("GDPT").
The new regulation also introduced a new application for action form, similar to the EU form used under the EU Regulation.
Deloitte Albania sh.p.k
Any use of the original work or a copy of the same, without the approval of the author, his heir, or author's legal representative constitutes copyright infringement.
In spite of the large number of customs watch applications, the first destruction of counterfeit goods in Albania took place only recently, on August 9-10, 2012, when 1,005 items bearing the mark of the world’s leading supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment were destroyed in the presence of trademark representatives and Albanian customs officials.
The Albanian PTO Appeal Board found the marks confusingly similar and decided in favor of the opponent.
On September 1, 2010, the Albanian government adopted the national intellectual property strategy for the 2010-2015 period, drafted by the Albanian Ministry of Integration in cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO) and supported by the EU’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) funds.