Intellectual property law

Trademarks, patents, innovations and copyrights are a key element of any business. We advise international firms on how to protect utility designs, know-how, trade secrets and copyrights.

Our IP specialists will support you in the following activities:

- representing the client in proceedings before the Patent Office and courts over trademarks, service marks, industrial designs and patents,

- advising on the transfer of rights to trademarks and other brand and company marks,

- advising on copyrights and neighboring rights and on inventions, particularly patents for inventions, protection of utility designs and transfer of such rights,

- representing firms in negotiations and disputes over infringement of intellectual and industrial property rights,

- protection of personal rights and anti-crisis measures in the event of infringement, e.g. helping clients react quickly to any infringement and bringing claims for redress in court in the form of corrections, apologies and payment of compensation,

- advising on customs proceedings involving monitoring and seizing imported goods at the customs clearance stage, seeking importers, producers and distributors,

- management, rationalisation and audits of intellectual and industrial property rights.

A specific department, within our structure and in cooperation with our partners, has been created for Intellectual Property in the western Balkans. Protection of intellectual property rights in this part of Europe has been neglected for many years particularly over the past fifteen years. Securing and protecting intellectual property rights has become a pressing issue, since early 2000s our team provides our clients with expertise and experience in this field and we handle all IP related issues, such as patent filling, registrations and validations, trademark searches and registrations, design and domain

Intellectual protection in western Balkans

For the protection of your Intellectual property in:

Kosovo - Contact Ilir I. Shala

Macedonia - Contact Drita Kalsi

Albania - Contact Ilir I. Shala