The Kosovo Assembly has recently approved three new laws in the field of industrial property:

- The Law on Trademarks No. 04/L-026 was approved by the Kosovo Parliament on 29 July 2011 and promulgated by the President's Decree DL-017-2011 on 9 August 2011

- The Law on Patents No. 04/L-029 was approved by the Kosovo Parliament on 29 July 2011 and promulgated by the President's Decree DL-016-2011 on 9 August 2011

- The Law on Industrial Designs No. 04/L-028 was approved by the Kosovo Parliament on 29 July 2011 and promulgated by the President's Decree DL-013-2011 on 9 August 2011

We understand that these laws will enter into force 15 days after they are published in the Official Gazette, which we believe will occur shortly, and it is therefore likely that the laws will enter into force early in September 2011.

Further news in this regard will be reported as soon as it becomes available.