28 | 01 | 2019

Information on New Scopes of Court Jurisdiction in the Field of Intellectual Property

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Let us inform you that the new Act on Areas and Seats of Courts (Official Gazette 67/18) which provides for important amendments to court jurisdiction in the proceedings for the protection of intellectual property rights came into effect on 1 January 2019.

The Municipal Criminal Court in Zagreb shall obtain exclusive jurisdiction in proceeding with all cases concerning criminal law protection of intellectual property (offences as referred to in Title 27 of the Criminal Code), and the Municipal Misdemeanour Court in Zagreb in proceeding with all misdemeanour cases in the field of intellectual property protection. Second degree criminal procedures fall under jurisdiction of county courts, and second degree misdemeanour procedures fall under jurisdiction of the High Misdemeanour Court of the Republic of Croatia.

Municipal State Attorney's Office in Zagreb has substantive and territorial jurisdiction over cases concerning criminal law protection of intellectual property, pursuant to the provisions of the State Attorney’s Office Act (Official Gazette 67/18).

 

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