Albanian IP legislation and practice have, in recent years, strengthened the recognition and enforcement of IP rights by harmonizing national laws with EU legislation and by increasing the active role of various public institutions in the process. However, there are some areas that remain in need of improvement, both in legislation and in terms of actions to be taken in practice, as per the conclusions and recommendations included in the latest Progress Report of the European Commission.
Milan Lomic is the General Counsel Adria & Balkan at L’Oreal, a company that he joined in October 2012. Prior to that he worked for Metro Cash & Carry as a Legal Advisor and Antitrust Officer. He has also worked as a Legal Advisor at Unicredit Bank Serbia and as an Assistant to the Judge at the Fifth Municipal Court in Belgrade.
Women’s Day is behind us, but the subjects of gender equality and equal opportunity are of year-round concern. This, the first part of a special two-part CEE Legal Matters article on women in private practice in CEE, provides the numbers and percentages from leading law firms across CEE, as well as a more thorough snapshot of one representative market. Part II of the report, in the June issue, will pull back the curtain even more, providing feedback and perspectives from lawyers across the region.