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Intellectual property in Albania

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The General Directorate of Industrial Property (DPPI).
Regional Organisations
Albania has an agreement with the European Union on patents.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Law N°7819 of 27 April 1994
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Law n°7819
10 years, renewable once. Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Law n°7819
5 years, renewable every 5 years for a total duration of 15 years.  
Law n°7564
70 years after the death of the author. Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Law n°7819
10 years  

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