Wednesday, August 2 2023   \  Published by ZMP.

New Slovenian IP Act (ZIL-1F) – What’s New?

New Slovenian IP Act (ZIL-1F) – What’s New?

On June 28, 2023, the National Assembly of Slovenia adopted an amendment to the Industrial Property Act – ZIL-1F, which enters into force on July 27, 2023.

In the area of trademarks, parties will achieve the cancellation or a declaration of invalidity of the trademark quicker and cheaper in the administrative procedure before the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (hereinafter: SIPO) and not in a court procedure as before.

In the field of patents, there are new provisions regarding the patent with unitary effect (hereinafter: EPU), in accordance with the ratified Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, which Slovenia has ratified and which entered into force on June 1, 2023.

Below please find a brief overview of the most important changes: Read more

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