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Montenegro Twinning Light




Enhancing the protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Montenegro
Funding EU - Twinning
Implementation period 04/2014 – 11/2014
Beneficiary country Montenegro
Beneficiary institutions Intellectual Property Office of Montenegro (Lead Partner); Ministry of Economy; Ministry of Finance – Customs Administration; Ministry of Interior – Police; Market Inspectorate; Ministry of Justice/Prosecutors Office/Judicial Training Centre.
DKPTO role Project Leader
Budget 250.000 €



The overall objective of this project is to enhance the level of protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Montenegro to a level similar to that which exists in the European Union.


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 (IPOM and enforcement authorities), and raise awareness in Montenegro of the importance and the benefits of an effective IPR system.

The project consist of 4 components:

  • Institution Building; assisting the institutions involved in developing an institution building strategy and in outlining the different options for enhancing the cooperation between the institutions. 
  • Legal Alignment; gap analysis of the existing legislation and propose changes to the existing legislation which can be presented to the political level.
  • Capacity building; enhancing the capacity of the Police, IPOM, Customs, Judges and prosecutors on issues related to IPR enforcement.
  • Awareness Raising; workshops for officials from the institutions involved in IP Awareness raising and development of awareness raising materials and campaign for the general public.

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