Montenegro

Please contact our Balkan-office for more information about our services in Montenegro:

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


Montenegro with its geographical position to the Adriatic sea is often a target for counterfeit import, especially at one of the most popular importing points: Port Bar. Also, a large number of counterfeit sellers can be found on Montenegro's wide coast with popular tourist destinations. This is why the focus of activities is on the Customs as well as Market surveillance. All cases are followed up from REACT Balkan office that is located in Skopje, Macedonia. Our local partner lawyer is Mr. Bido Skrijelj. Customs and Market Monitoring cases can be followed up from initial info/seizure through storage/destruction organization through a regular court procedure , since the simplified procedure is not applied . The office is constantly developing good cooperation with the local authorities in charge for IP enforcement and it is active in training seminars and similar activities. 

Our services in Montenegro

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Attending personal hearing
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing a demand for a raid
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (criminal or civil in all their instances)
  • 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
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)
  • Simplified procedure

Country Procedures

  • Customs application is available
  • Customs application is valid for 1 year
  • Simplified procedure
  • Customs will act ex officio
  • Deadline for response to Customs notification of detention is 10 working days¬†
  • Deadline for importer to respond to seizure is 10 working days
  • Proof of knowledge of counterfeiting is required
  • Ex parte orders are not available
  • Interim injunctions, contributory liability remedy, damages and costs are available