VISIT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC

VISIT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC

April 24, 2018

On Monday, April 23, 2018, the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia welcomed the three members of the delegation of the Intellectual Property and Business Registers Office from the Republic of South Africa headed by Director, Mr. Rory Woller and his collaborators, heads of Sector for intellectual Property and Patent Register Sector.

The purpose of the visit was for the members of the delegation to get acquainted with the work of the RS IPO, the administrative system IPAS used for the administration of IP applications as well as the use of EPOQUE Net tools for the search in the process of substantive patent examination. Along with the delegation of the South Africa, Mr. Nicholas Kornig from the EPO, in charge for the international cooperation with countries of Africa and ARIPO –African Regional Intellectual Property Organization was our guest.

During this visit, the delegation was presented the competences and operations of the RS IPO by the Director, Mr. Vladimir Marić, along with the assistant directors and experts from the organization units of special interest for the realization of the purpose of the visit. The visit to the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia was recommended to this delegation by the European patent Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO, as one of the offices that successfully apply and further develop the tools of these organizations, both with regard to the IP rights administration and for other activities from the scope of competences.