(WIPO code: ME) (latest review December 2019)

by KATZAROV S.A., Geneva, Switzerland and MIKIJELJ JANKOVIC & BOGDANOVIC, Belgrade, Serbia

General Information

Area

13,812 sq. km.

Population

625,266 (census 2011).

Capital

Podgorica.

Official language

Montenegrin.

Currency

Euro (EUR).

General Remarks

Montenegro was one of the six republics of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It became an independent state on June 3, 2006.

Montenegro established its own IP Office in May 2007 and it started operating on May 28, 2008.

The economy of Montenegro is mainly based on tourism and commerce, with a less developed industry based mainly on bauxite and forestry.