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Coca-Cola wins back 'coca-cola.al' domain name

October 17 2012 Under the Law on Intellectual Property, registered mark owners, as well as holders of well-known unregistered trademarks, enjoy protection against unauthorised use of their trademarks as domain names.

Use it or lose it: trademark revocation for non-use

November 12 2014 Revocation of a trademark on grounds of non-use is possible where the trademark has ceased to function as an indication of origin for a product or…

The economic impact of counterfeiting: strategies to secure sustainability

April 27 2016 Intellectual property is key to all stakeholders in the value chain, from rights holders to operators in IP-intensive industries to end consumers. In…

International anti-counterfeiting legislation: existing regime and future developments

May 18 2017 Despite efforts to identify the optimal legal framework and most efficient strategies to combat counterfeiting, it remains a constant problem…

Non-use cancellation actions: ambiguities regarding burden of proof

May 7 2014 Like other jurisdictions, Albania requires that a trademark be used in order to protect its validity. If the mark owner does not use its trademark…

International anti-counterfeiting legislation: existing regime and future developments

May 18 2017 Despite efforts to identify the optimal legal framework and most efficient strategies to combat counterfeiting, it remains a constant problem…

The economic impact of counterfeiting: strategies to secure sustainability

April 27 2016 Intellectual property is key to all stakeholders in the value chain, from rights holders to operators in IP-intensive industries to end consumers. In…

Legal and investigative services: time for a closer union?

May 8 2015 Anti-counterfeiting is an endless battle. While counterfeiters have all kinds of illegal weapons and methods at their disposal, brand owners must…

Use it or lose it: trademark revocation for non-use

November 12 2014 Revocation of a trademark on grounds of non-use is possible where the trademark has ceased to function as an indication of origin for a product or…

Competence to hear IP-related disputes

October 8 2014 According to Article 348 of the Civil Procedure Code and Article 4(17) of the Law on Industrial Property (9947/2008), disputes involving patents…