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Kosovo

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Kosovo

Title

 

Strengthening the intellectual property system in Kosovo (UNSCR 1244)

Funding

EU - IPA

Implementation period 

02/2013 – 02/2015

Beneficiary country

Kosovo

Beneficiary institutions

Industrial Property Office (IPO), Office for Copyright and Related Rights (OCRR) and enforcement authorities

DKPTO role

Partner

Budget

1 mio. €

 

Objective

The overall objective is to contribute to the establishment of a market economy through creating a favourable environment for the stakeholders on the Kosovo market and facilitating trade between Kosovo and the EU and regional trading partners.

Summary

The purpose of this project is to further align the IPR legislative framework with the relevant parts of the EU'acquis', strengthen the capacities of the actors involved in the sector of intellectual property rights (IPO, OCRR and enforcement authorities), and raise awareness in Kosovo of the importance and the benefits of an effective IPR system.

The project consist of 4 components:

  1. Further alignment of Kosovo IPR legislation with EU 'acquis'
  2. Capacity building for IPO and OCRR
  3. Capacity building for enforcement authorities
  4. Awareness raising

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