Montenegro: Law No. 07-3/13-1/4 of May 28, 2013, on Amendments to the Law on Legal Protection of Industrial Designs (promulgated by Decree No. 01-1111/2 of June 4, 2013)

June 19, 2013

Montenegro: The Law No. 07-3/13-1/4 of May 28, 2013, on Amendments to the Law on Legal Protection of Industrial Designs (promulgated by Decree No. 01-1111/2 of June 4, 2013) was enacted on May 28, 2013, and came into force on June 19, 2013.

This Law introduces the amendments to Law No. 01-692/7 of December 22, 2010, on the Legal Protection of Industrial Designs. The amendments are mainly related to the following: scope of protection of registered designs; formal examination of the application; rejection of design registration; deferment of publication for design applications; and enforcement mechanism for protection of industrial design rights. These amendments aim to harmonize Montenegro's laws with EU law for the purpose of Montenegro's accession to the EU.