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Monday, 19 November 2007

New kid on the block

Today is the official opening of the Kosovo Intellectual Property Office. The IPKat has it on the good authority of the SD Petosevic IP firm that the law in Kosovo allows 12 months for re-registering existing Serbian registrations and for re-filing pending applications. After 19 November 2008 it will no longer be possible to maintain predecessor country priority for IP rights in Kosovo.

The IPKat knows that Kosovo's inhabitants have experienced great difficulties and felt much pain in the recent past. It is his hope and prayer that the opening of the IP Office will prove to be a positive step that will bring an improvement in the lives of all that region's inhabitants.

Wikipedia on Kosovo here

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