Intellectual property covers a wide palette of creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names, and images used in commerce, including industrial property rights.
The digital era, now more than ever, makes the ideas and one’s creations merely one click away from disclosure. By legally protecting your creations and your ideas, you safeguard your rights and avoid the risks of others stealing and selling them as their own. The IP system aims at balancing the interests of innovators and the public interest, by setting up an environment in which creativity and invention can prosper.
The four main areas of intellectual property rights (“IP Rights”) consist of: copyright, trademarks, industrial design rights, and patents. The protection of IP Rights is subject to specific and complex set of legal rules, regulations, and procedures.
We provide full legal services and assistance in the procedures for protection of IP Rights (including trademarks, patents, copyrights, know-how, trade secrets and industrial designs) before competent authorities in North Macedonia, including registration for protection, extension of protected rights, transfers, search of domestic and international databases, as well as for any other procedure related to the protection of our client’s IP Rights. In addition, we provide legal services, advice and representation in disputes with a subject matter related to IP rights.
- Trademark protection and registration
- Patent protection and registration
- IP litigation
- Customs proceeding for protection of IP rights
- Drafting of IP contracts
- IP in employment relationships
- Industrial Design protection and registration
- Copyright protection