SEMINAR “PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN PHARMACY”

SEMINAR “PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN PHARMACY”

November 1, 2018

At the Faculty of Pharmacy in Belgrade, on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, a seminar was held for the students of the specialist studies at this Faculty. For the fourth year in a row, a Seminar has been held dedicated to the protection of intellectual property rights in the domain of pharmacy, with the special emphasis on patent protection, and it represents the continuation of cooperation between this Faculty and the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia.

The lecturers from the IPO made the participants from the seminar aware of the importance of all the IP rights in pharmaceutical industry, and in particular with the patent protection and they arranged demonstration of the specific elements of patent protection in this field of activity. The second part of the seminar was dedicated to the search of patent documentation, free of charge in thus available database Espacenet administered by the European Patent Office. The participants in the Seminar had the opportunity to get acquainted in more detail with the search tools offered by this data base, and then to actively take part in the workshop with specially prepared examples of the search of patent documents. The students participating in specialist studies showed great interest for this topic by taking active part in all the activities as they did in the previous years.