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Bosnia and Herzegovina – International Conventions

The government of Bosnia and Herzegovina deposited with the World Intellectual Property Organization a declaration that, as a successor state of former Yugoslavia, the following international intellectual property arrangements continue to apply in their country:

1) Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property;

2) Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks;

3) Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks;

4) Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs;

5) Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.

In view of the uncertain situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina at this time, we have been unable to ascertain whether it is possible to file new applications or to what extent former Yugoslavian intellectual property rights may be valid. However, we are monitoring developments closely and shall keep our clients advised.

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