Intellectual property is the ownership of a creative works, which means intangible or non-physical properties. This can range from works of art, literature, films, and music to inventions, software, designs, and research. Intellectual property is legally protected by copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. However, unscrupulous competitors often seek to gain financial benefit through utilising part or full components of other individuals’ or organisations’ intellectual creations. This is a type of intellectual theft if the original creators have never given permission nor gained financial benefit from the use of their intellectual property.
Intellectual property has become one of the most critical legal areas as companies continue to expand and protect their technologies, brands, products, data, and services around the globe. This is especially a challenge in less developed countries, where intellectual property infringements are common in the areas of clothing, apparel, films, music, and software. Furthermore, counterfeit products are another growing concern that impacts on intellectual property rights, harming not only the not only the firm of the original brand, but also consumers thereof.
Our experienced attorneys provide both litigation-related and strategic commercial advice to a wide range of intellectual property sectors to deal with these challenges. This includes registering trademarks, patents, and industrial designs on behalf of our local and international clients, both in Kosovo and abroad. We strive to protect our clients from intellectual property infringements as well as gaining financial compensation from infringements wherever possible.