December 24, 2009
The Parliament of the Republic of Serbia adopted at its regular session on December 11th, 2009, the new laws in the field of intellectual property protection, namely, the new Law on Copyright and Related Rights, Law on Trademarks, Law on Legal Protection of Industrial Design and Law on the Topographies of Integrated Circuits. These new laws have been published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia no. 104/2009 dated December 16, and they are enforced starting from today.
December 24, 2009
Within the framework of the project of Education and Information Centre creation, which is funded by the EU and co-funded and implemented by the European Patent Office, and with the goal of learning Slovenian experiences in the areas of technology transfer and commercialization of research products, the management of the Intellectual Property Office visited their colleagues from the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office in the period from November 30 to December 2, 2009.
December 3, 2009
The Belgrade Fair was also hosting this year the Eighth International Fair of Enterprises “Business Data Base” which was organized by the Republic Agency for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises and Entrepreneurship which took place in the period November 28 – December 1, 2009. The Intellectual Property Office traditionally took part at the Fair.
November 23, 2009
In the period, 16-20 November 2009, the officials of the Intellectual Property Office paid an official visit to the Danish Office for Patents and Trademarks.
November 15, 2009
This day is of great importance for the rich history of the Intellectual Property Office, bearing in mind that our institution has celebrated its 89th birthday. In the period between the two birthdays, the operations of the Office were characterized by the numerous successfully completed activities, in particular in the field of modernization of the legislative framework in the field of intellectual property and the new Education and Information Centre has been established, whose services shall, staring from the following year, give a new dimension to the services that the Office provides in the field of support to the economic development.
October 30, 2009
In the town of Zrenjanin, on October 29th, 2009, the ninth Conference was held concerning the quality in the region under the title “The Improvement of Business Processes – Quality against Crisis” in the organization of the Board for Quality of the Chamber of Commerce of Zrenjanin. On that occasion, the experts from the Office held the lecture titled “The Importance of the Protection of the Distinctive Sign of the Product, its Design and its Geographical Indication.”
October 19, 2009
With the support of the World Organization for Intellectual Property, in the premises of the Office, on October 14th, 2009 a Round Table was organized on the technology transfer and the intellectual property management at the faculties and research and development institutions.
October 19, 2009
The 23rd International Festival of Innovations, Knowledge and Creativity “Tesla Fest” was held from October 12th – 15th, 2009 in Novi Sad. The exhibition was opened by the Assistant of the Republic Minister for Science and Technological Development Mr. Radosav Cerovic, PhD.
October 14, 2009
On October 14, 2009 the European Commission adopted in Brussels the Progress Report of Serbia in the Stabilization and Association Process for 2009.
The chapter 4.1.7 Intellectual Property Law of the Report states the following:
“Progress has been made in the area of intellectual property rights. The Intellectual Property Office continues to play the role of national coordinator for intellectual property rights and a new management team was appointed. The Intellectual Property Office has started preparations for drafting a national intellectual property rights strategy and establishing an in house education and information centre. Following the changes in the General Administrative Fees Act, the fees of the office have been substantially increased. However, the office is still under the State financing rules and has not yet been established as a financially autonomous agency. No new legislation, notably on optical disks has been adopted.
September 23, 2009
This year, a regular 47th session of the assemblies of the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization was held in Genève from September 22nd to October 1st, 2009 and it was attended by a delegation of our country consisting of Mr. Milos Nedeljkovic, State Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, Mrs. Branka Totic, Director of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia, Jelisaveta Djurickovic-Tuvic, Charge d` Affair in the Mission of the Republic of Serbia with the UN, Mrs. Vesna Filipovic-Nikolic, the Third Secretary in the Mission and Mr. Vladimir Maric, Head of the Trademark Department in the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia.
September 21, 2009
The Seminar on the Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights was held in the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia in Belgrade on September 15 and 16, 2009 in the organization of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia, World Intellectual Property Organization, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers and International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations.
September 1, 2009
In the town of Zrenjanin, in the organization of the Regional Chamber of Commerce of Zrenjanin and the General Association of Inventors from Zrenjanin, from August 27th to 29th, 2009, the tenth traditional Fair of Innovations, Cooperation and Inventiveness “INOCOOP 2009” was held, gathering more than 230 exhibitioners from our country and from abroad.
June 16, 2009
In the premises of the Palace Serbia, on June 15th, 2009, consultations were held for the government officials of the Republic of Serbia concerning the elaboration of the national intellectual property (IP) strategy. The meeting was organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia.
June 16, 2009
MIMOSA RS database is available from June 2009.
The MIMOSA RS collection of all patent data will offer the possibility to search the complete database of bibliographic data of Serbian patents, using the Mimosa technology. Search results will be linked to the facsimile of the retrieved documents
April 30, 2009
Intellectual Property Office of Serbia (IPO) with the support of the European Comission (EC) and European Patent Office (EPO) started the project of establishing and promoting Education and Information Centre for the area of intellectual property, which will be based in the Intellectual Property Office. The aim of the project is to support the IPO in its mission consisting in raising global awareness and professional skills in the field of Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights (IPRs), while the overall objective is to assist Serbia in meeting the requirements of the Stabilization and Association process in the field of Intellectual Property.