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North Macedonia

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    Macedonian denar (MKD)

Intellectual property protection in Republic of North Macedonia

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North Macedonia general info

Macedonia, officially the Republic of North Macedonia or the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, is a country in the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. A landlocked country, the Republic of North Macedonia has borders with Kosovo to the northwest, Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west. The capital and largest city, Skopje, is home to roughly a quarter of 2.06 million population. The majority of the residents are ethnic Macedonians, a South Slavic people. Albanians form a significant minority at around 25 percent, followed by Turks, Romani, Serbs, and others.


IP Legal Base in North Macedonia

Law on Industrial Property
Patent Regulation
Trademark Regulation
Industrial Design Regulation
Appellation of Origin of the Product and Geographical Indication Regulation
Law on Protection of Topographies of Integrated Circuits
Law on Copyright and Related Rights
Law on the Breeders’ Rights


International organizations/agreements

Patent Law Treaty
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Paris Convention for the Protection of the Industrial Property
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks


Patent Office Contact Details

State Office of Industrial Property (SOIP)
Boulevard October 11, No. 25
1000 Skopje
Phone: (389) 23 103 601/641
Fax: (389) 23 137 149
Email: info@ippo.gov.mk    


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Macedonia are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by CABINET MLADENOVSKI on 21.02.2022
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Macedonian IP Laws