IPLegals

Kujtesa Nezaj-Shehu, LL.M

Attorney at law - Arbitrator
Work Experience
  • Kujtesa Nezaj-Shehu is the founder and the managing director of IPLegals. She has extensive experience in handling complex IPR litigation and enforcement matters, including representation before courts, negotiating with infringers and working closely with the customs and other enforcement authorities. Kujtesa also has a broad experience and assists clients with drafting and structuring commercial agreements in general and IP-related transactions in particular including licenses, assignments, franchising, entertainment, and other agreements involving intellectual property and technology.

    She chaired the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo and is listed as an arbitrator with the Arbitration Center within the AmCham, having an unparalleled expertise in commercial and investment arbitration procedure.

    For 15 years she headed the Kosovo office of another regional IP firm where she worked closely with numerous international experts, providing consultancy on numerous intellectual property issues and other related matters for multinational companies across various industries.

    Apart from that, she is also engaged as a consultant and expert in several projects funded by the USAID, EU and other donors, all aimed at legal reform, capacity building in the justice sector as well as awareness raising. She is a certified trainer by the Justice Academy of Kosovo and regularly provides training to judges, attorneys, and other relevant stakeholders.

Education
  • University of Pittsburg School of Law, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., LL.M in intellectual property (2010).

  • Faculty of Law, University of Prishtina, Kosovo, LLB, 2006.

Qualifications
  • Attorney at Law, Kosovo Chamber of Advocates, 2016.

  • Arbitrator, Arbitration Center, American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, 2015.

  • Patent and trademark representative, Kosovo, 2008.

Publications
  • Arti i rrugës dhe e drejta e autorit (Street art and copyright), Autori #VIII, pages 24-28 (April 2023).

  • Co-author of the Kosovo Chapter, ICLG – Patent Laws and Regulations (October 2022).

  • Manual for Handling of Applications for Patents, Designs and Trade Marks Throughout the World," SDP KOSOVE in Arnold and Siedmsa (ed) (Kluwer Law International BV, 2013-2022).

  • "Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Through Intellectual Property Protection". Horizon. Issue 29. AmCham Kosovo. (March, 2019).

  • Stabilization and Association Agreement and its impact on the protection of IP rights in Kosovo, IPWatchdog, June 1, 2016.

  • Manual on Patents, USAID Contract Law Enforcement Program, November 2015.

  • Manual on Trademarks, USAID Contract Law Enforcement Program, June 2014.

  • IP in Kosovo: The State of Play, CEE Legal Matters, February 2014

  • Co-author of the "Problems with Kosovo's Criminal Copyright Enforcement". Law360, A LexisNexis Company, November 15, 2013

  • "Trademarks, Practice and Forms, Kosovo". Oceana Publications, a Division of Oxford University Press, Inc., acquired and published by Thomson Reuters/West (7/2012).

  • "Recent Intellectual Property Developments in Kosovo: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead". Bloomberg Law Reports Vol. 5 No. 44 (October, 2011)

  • Contributing case summaries for Kosovo – The Trademark Reporter Vol. 101 No. 3. International Trademark Association. (May-June, 2011).

  • Co-author of the "Border measures in Montenegro and Kosovo". Trademark World #207 by Informa Law (May, 2008).

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