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June 17, 2021 EU Intellectual Property Network

GDIP Albania now aligned with CP3


 

The General Directorate of Industrial Property (GDIP) under the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Albania has published a practice paper on the examination of absolute grounds for refusal for figurative trade marks with purely descriptive words / expressions.

The publication of this practice paper is a result of collaboration between the GDIP and the EUIPO, within the framework of its international cooperation activities. It stems from the GDIP’s work on finding common grounds with the criteria listed under the Common Communication on the Common Practice of Distinctiveness (CP3) - Figurative Marks containing descriptive / non-distinctive words

The practice paper provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of the principles on which the practice is based, which will be generally applied by the GDIP and the IP offices of the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN).

The publication of this practice paper seeks to increase transparency, legal certainty and predictability for the benefit of the different IP offices’ users and examiners. It is intended to be a reference for IP offices, users, representatives and any other interested party. It also aims to cover a majority of cases.

With this in mind, it has been made publicly available in Albanian (Shqip) and English — both versions of which can be found below. The practice paper is divided into two parts: the first part summarises the criteria, while the second part provides a complete explanation of the different criteria applicable in each case.

 

Practice Paper
ALBANIAN (Shqip) ENGLISH

 

Karakteri Dallues –
Markat figurë që përmbajnë fjalë që janë
përshkruese/pa karakter dallues

 

 

Distinctiveness – Figurative Marks
Containing Descriptive/non-distinctive
Words

 

 

 


 
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