November 8, 2007
European Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn presented in Brussels on November 8th, 2007 the Progress Report of Serbia in the Stabilization and Association Process for 2006. On that occasion, he stressed that in this period there occurred an encouraging development in Serbia, indicating in particular the advance of macroeconomic situation and the quality of Serbian administration. Serbia made a progress in 2006, according to this adopted Report of the European Commission, in all domains of economy, politics, administration, legislation and security, but it shall have to solve a whole serial of problems if it wishes to speed up the progress in the process of European integration.
October 2, 2007
From the Administration for Common Affairs of the Republic Bodies we received an information on the decision to extinguish the domain sv.gov.yu. In compliance with that, the Intellectual Property Office asked and received permission to register new domain yupat.gov.yu at the offered domain gov.yu. Accordingly, the new address of the Office site is now:
September 24, 2007
As the member of the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Republic of Serbia participated in the work of the 43rd session of the assemblies of the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization, which took place from September 24th to October 3rd, 2007. Our country, at this session, was represented by Ms. Branka Totić, Acting Director, Mr. Slobodan Vukčević, Ambassador in the Mission of the Republic of Serbia at the UN in Geneva, Mr. Vladimir Marić, Head of the Trademark Department, Mr. Vladan Lazović, the Second Secretary in the Mission and Ms. Tea Terzić, the Third Secretary in the Mission.
June 19, 2007
In the Office, on June 19th, 2007, the fourth session of the Steering Committee of the CARDS national project for the technical assistance to the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia was held, which was attended by all the members of the Committee. The introductory speech was given by Ms. Branka Totic, Acting Director of the Office, who emphasized that the period from January to June 2007 was so far the most active phase in the two year of the realization of the Project. The detailed report on activities with the presentation of all the results was presented by the Project Director in the European Patent Office Mr. Pascal Phlix. In the first five months of 2007, from the many realized activities with the very visible results, the most important are the following...
May 7, 2007
For taking expert exam for the persons engaged in representation in the procedure for the protection of inventions, trademarks, designs, and geographical indications.
April 26, 2007
This year,also, at the festivity held in the Club of Representatives by the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia, we have marked the 26th of April, the World Intellectual Property Day. On that occasion, Ms. Branka Totić, the Acting Director of the Office has given a message to the public.
“The Office has been engaged in the task of the protection of creativity since 1920. That was the year when the Industrial Property Office of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was founded, as the unique state body, which would conduct the administrative procedure with regard to the acquisition and maintenance of industrial property rights. Since then, till the present day, the Office has performed its tasks in continuity, relied on the significant tradition of the intellectual property protection in this region. Despite all the changes, this government institution remained relatively stable, due to the dedication to its mission, which is, in the nature of affairs, distanced from the fleeting ideological and political determinations.
January 30, 2007
In Geneva, in the World Intellectual Property Organization, on January 30-31, a Third World Congress on Fighting Against Counterfeiting and Piracy was held (http://www.ccapcongress.net). The session of the assembly was opened by the Director General of the WIPO, Dr. Kamil Idris, and apart from the 700 other delegates, there participated Ronald K. Noble, Secterary General of Interpole, Michel Danet, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, as well as the representatives of the Association of Global Industry Against Counterfeiting (GBLAAC), International Trademark Association (INTA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and International Security Management Association (ISMA). The representative of the Republic of Serbia was Ms. Branka Totić, Acting Director of the Intellectual Property Office...