Tax newsletter — February 2014

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Geographical indications of origin in Serbia

By Dragomir Kojić, Partner and Tamara Bubalo, Associate Geographical indication of origin, this very peculiar form of industrial property protection, has undergone a revival phase over the past few years, thus becoming more omnipresent not only within the circles of interest, but also amongst the Serbian public at large…

Serbia: Privatisation disputes and arbitration

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On 24 April 2018, the Serbian Competition Commission (the “Commission”) conducted dawn raids against local distributors of baby and infant products, Yuglob and Keprom. The dawn raid was conducted on three locations in Belgrade, during which the Commission collected the documentation it considered necessary for further investigation…

The Serbian law on foreign exchange amended

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