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MARKS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

Law on the marks and the geographical indications is in force as from 15.12.1999.
Marks and signs, which are capable of distingushing the goods or servicers of one person from those of other persons, and can be presented graphically.
Such signs can be words, including names of persons, letters, numerals, drawings, figures, form of the article or the packing thereof, combination of colors, sound signs or any combinations such signs. A mark may be a trademark, a service mark, a collective mark or a certification mark.
Marks shall be registered for a period of ten years following the filing date of the application. Registration may be renewed for an unlimited number of further ten-year periods.
Marks rights shall be acquired through the registration thereof as from the filing date of the application. The right to register shall have the first to file. The right to mar shall be an exclusive right.