Bosnia and Herzegovina

Please contact our React Balkan-office for more information about our services in Bosnia & Herzegovina:

React Balkan
Bld. Koco Racin no. 75
1000 Skopje
Macedonia
T +389 2 3228244
Contact: Ms Eli Mufisovski
balkan@react.org
emufisovski@react.org


Femil Curt Law office from Sarajevo has been a partner of React since 2009. Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”) protection is of indisputable importance when it comes to our clients interests and we are not limited only to anti-counterfeiting activities but provide a complete service which means dealing with the protection of IPR starting with the registration with the authorities, communication with certified dealers of the goods, communication with customs authorities, filing lawsuits and representing in court cases.   Our office also deals with market monitoring and is involved with seizure of goods when it comes to protecting client’s IPR including demands for destruction of the counterfeit goods. Customs cases are dealt with starting with the customs petition and including all the steps leading to the elimination of the counterfeit goods from the market provided by the regulations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Cases are resolved by settlement when possible and according to our client’s demands and interests.

Our services in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)
  • Simplified procedure

Country Procedures

  • Customs application available and is valid for 2 years
  • Simplified procedure
  • Customs will act ex officio
  • Deadline for response to Customs notification of detention is 5 days
  • Timeframe for importer to respond to seizure is 10 days (3 days for perishable goods)
  • Remedies under criminal law, ex parte orders and contributory liability remedy are not available
  • Interim injunctions available
  • Damages and costs available through civil lawsuit