SDP KOSOVË is a firm specializing in intellectual property protection, based in Prishtina, Kosovo, since 2007. As a firm of three trademark and patent agents authorized by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, we provide a full range of intellectual property services, including prosecution of trademarks and patents and anti-counterfeiting strategies. We service world’s major companies, such as one of the world’s leading oil manufacturers, a major U.S. sportswear company and one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporations.

SDP KOSOVË is a member of the International Trademark Association.

Pictures of downtown Prishtina, capital of Kosovo

Recent IP News

Parallel Imports in Kosovo: Slight Improvement in Enforcement

While Kosovo faces many legal challenges regarding the infringement of intellectual property rights, parallel import – the importation and sale of branded goods without the trademark holder’s consent – has become a particularly complex issue to tackle.

Kosovo Appellate Court Confirms National Exhaustion of Rights Is Applicable

On November 7, 2018, the Court of Appeals in Prishtina issued a ruling confirming the right of the trademark holder to ban the unauthorized importation and sale of goods bearing his/her trademark, regardless of the goods’ authenticity and the fact that they were purchased from a dealer auth

New Law on Customs Measures Enters into Force in Kosovo

The new Law on Customs Measures for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights enters into force in Kosovo on May 23, 2018 introducing important changes intended to align local customs procedures with Regulation (EU) No. 608/2013 concerning customs enforcement of IP rights.

Kosovo IPO Launches Online Trademark And Patent Database

On December 27, 2017, the Kosovo Industrial Property Office (IPO) published its online trademark and patent database, allowing users to browse through patent and trademark applications and registrations.

Florentina Grubi Brings INTA’s Unreal Campaign to Kosovo

SDP KOSOVË Associate Florentina Grubi has brought INTA’s Unreal Campaign to Kosovo as part of her work for the Europe and Central Asia Subcommittee of the INTA’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee.

Administrative Instructions on Patent and Trademark Registration Procedures Enter into Force in Kosovo

Following the recent entry into force of four new IP-related administrative instructions, the Kosovo Ministry of Trade and Industry signed two more IP-related Administrative Instructions, which entered into force this month.

Four IP-Related Administrative Instructions Enter into Force in Kosovo, IPO Changes Official Fees

Four new IP-related administrative instructions have recently entered into force in Kosovo.

Original, Notarized PoA Required for Each Action before Kosovo IPO

As of June 8, 2016, the Kosovo IPO does not accept any action if not accompanied by an original Power of Attorney (PoA) form. Alternatively, a notarized copy of the original is acceptable. Kosovo notary public will only certify a copy if the original is notarized in the country of origin.

New Law on Geographical Indications Enters into Force in Kosovo

The new law on geographical indications and designations of origin entered into force in Kosovo on January 27, 2016.

Kosovo Amends Industrial Design Law

The new industrial design law entered into force in Kosovo on January 15, 2016.

Articles

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Through Intellectual Property Protection

Over the last few years, the problems that women in Kosovo face in realizing their property and inheritance rights have rightfully received considerable attention from both the local and the international community.

Problems With Kosovo's Criminal Copyright Enforcement

Globalization and the Internet have made the music, movies and books more accessible than ever before to users across the globe and therefore have made them more vulnerable to unauthorized use and commercial piracy and counterfeiting.

The State of Play in Kosovo - Expert Review

Despite being the least developed country in Europe, Kosovo offers a decent and competitive investment environment. To enable a smooth transition from the previous economic and legal system, the Kosovo Government has implemented a number of economic, legal and institutional reforms.

Bloomberg Law Reports - Recent IP Developments in Kosovo

The issue of intellectual property rights protection has not been a priority for the government of the Republic of Kosovo until very recently.

Trademark Practice and Forms Treatise Chapter - Kosovo

Being one of the newest jurisdictions, the IP legislation in Kosovo is, in general, very new. The first IP-related law was enacted only in 2004. A number of IP laws are currently being drafted and adopted and are expected to enter into force in 2011.

Upcoming Conferences

Our team regularly attends intellectual property conferences in Europe and the United States. If you would like to meet with us face to face, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time.