Intellectual property rights

Working in Europe | Intellectual Property Rights | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia’s IPR framework consists of seven laws, adopted and put into force by the BiH Parliament in 2010. This legislation is compliant with the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and EU legislation.

  • Copyright and Related Rights Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina "Official Gazette of B&H ", volumes 7/02, 32/02 and 76/06

  • Industrial Property Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina "Official Gazette of B&H", volumes 3/02 i 29/02

  • Trademarks Regulations

  • Industrial Design Regulations

  • Regulations Concerning the Appellations of Origin

  • Regulations Concerning the Patent Grant Procedure

  • Regulations Concerning Professional Criteria for Performing the Function Pertaining to Copyright and Related Rights Enforcement

Jurisdiction over IPR investigations is divided between customs officials, entity inspectorates, and state and entity law enforcement agencies, and no institution has specialized IPR investigation teams.

Institute for intellectual property of Bosnia and Herzegovina is in charge for dealing with intellectual property issues.

Useful links:

Institute for intellectual property of Bosnia and Herzegovina

World Intellectual Property Organization: Bosnia and Herzegovina

World Intellectual Property Organization: documents on IPR in Bosnia and Herzegovina