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Law No. 01-386/7 of November 30, 2010, on Trademarks (promulgated by Decree No. 01-2492/2 of December 6, 2010)

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Montenegro

Year of current version:2010
Date of entry into force of original text:December 16, 2010
Date of Text (Enacted):November 30, 2010
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Trademarks
Notes:
The Montenegrin parliament adopted a new Trademark Law on November 30, 2010. The law will enter into force on December 16, 2010. The law brings an important novelty, affecting the owners of trademarks registered before the Serbian Intellectual Property Office before May 28, 2008, the opening date of the Montenegrin IPO. Namely, the decree on IPR enforcement, which regulated the validity of Serbian intellectual property rights after the opening of the Montenegrin IPO, prescribed continuous validity of the trademarks registered before the Serbian IPO, on the territory of Montenegro, until their renewal due date, without re-registration or payment of any additional fees. The new law, however, in Article 65, obligates trademark owners to request entrance of their rights into the Montenegrin trademarks register within 12 months from the coming into force of this law.

The Law on Trademarks was adopted on November 30, 2010, and published in the Official Gazette of Montenegro, No. 72/10.
Article 69 of the law states that it shall enter into force on the eighth day from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette of the Montenegro.
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English

Law No. 01-386/7 of November 30, 2010, on Trademarks (promulgated by Decree No. 01-2492/2 of December 6, 2010) Law No. 01-386/7 of November 30, 2010, on Trademarks (promulgated by Decree No. 01-2492/2 of December 6, 2010), Complete document (pdf) [304 KB]

Serbian

Закон О Жигу, Br. 72/2010 Od 30.11.2010 Закон О Жигу, Br. 72/2010 Od 30.11.2010, Complete document (pdf) [314 KB] Закон О Жигу, Br. 72/2010 Od 30.11.2010, Complete document (htm) [1074 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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