Intellectual Property: Albania
Albanian corporate firm Boga & Associates is able to cover the full range of IP matters for its local and international clients, including trade marks, patents, copyrights, software and domain name issues, as well as trade mark and IP litigation and disputes. Sokol Elmazaj is commended for his “track record and experience in this area,” while Renata Leka is seen as a “prominent IP specialist."
Kalo & Associates works with a number of major international companies and brand names on IP matters in Albania. It has recently acted for clients on pioneering trade mark infringement cases in the Albanian courts, as well as on registrations and filings. Përparim Kalo enjoys a long-standing reputation in this market. The firm's clients include Colgate-Palmolive and Marlboro.
While offering a range of services to corporate clients, Loloçi & Associates is primarily known for its long-standing reputation as a niche IP firm under the expert guidance of Krenar Loloçi. He is known for his IP litigation skills, extensive knowledge of designs, and trade mark registrations, as well as unfair competition matters.
This compact but expanding practice offers licensing, franchising and IP registration expertise to a range of local and international corporate clients. Sources comment: “We have a high regard for this team.” The contact for the practice is Shpati Hoxha.
Italian firm Tonucci & Partners offers IP expertise, including contentious IP matters and litigation, to a strong portfolio of corporate clients in Albania. Peers comment: “We have a high regard for this long-established firm and see the lawyers as major competitors.” Enkelejda Muçaj heads the practice, offering advice on both contentious and non-contentious IP issues.
Benefiting from its extensive SEE network, PETOŠEVIĆ focuses on IP, offering trade mark, patent and copyright advice in addition to IP litigation services. Recent clients in IP disputes include Red Bull and SPAR. The contact for the practice is Irma Cami.
Austrian-based firm Wolf Theiss offers IP expertise to corporate clients throughout its SEE-wide network. Recent cases in Albania have included a trade mark infringement case for LG Electronics. The contact for the practice is Blerta Nesho.
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