December 23, 2013
The Chamber of Commerce of Serbia and the Association of Industry of the Mineral waters, in cooperation with the IPO RS and the company Henkel, on Friday, December 20, 2013, organized a lecture at the topics “Role of Intellectual Property in the Industry of Bottled Water” and the “Safety of Food”. The lectures were held in the framework of the regular annual assembly of the Waters Industry.
December 19, 2013
On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, a forum was held in Tanjug at the topic “Arguments” regarding innovations and economy. Among the participants, there was Director of the Foundation Mr. Conrad Adenauer, Mr. Henry Bone, and Director of the USAID project of the sustainable local development. Mr. Howard Oakman , Director of the Research Station Petnica, Mr. Vigor Majic, Head of the Education and Information Center of the IPO, Mrs. Daniela Zlatic-Sutic, Mr. Milos Milosavljevic, from the company Strawberry Energy and Mr. Ivan Bjelajac from the company “Prelovac Media”.
December 18, 2013
Change your perspective! The European Patent Academy's Praktika Intern programme gives patent professionals a chance to look at their daily work from an EPO viewpoint. Depending on their knowledge levels and professional experience, participants can attend a two-week training course (Module 1) or work with an examiner (Module 2) or a member of a technical board of appeal (Module 3). Either way, they will gain valuable insights into how the EPO works which will benefit them greatly back at their own desks. The programme thus ensures even more efficient co operation between the EPO and its applicants.
December 18, 2013
The European Patent Office (EPO) today added the final set of languages to its free machine translation service Patent Translate, one year ahead of schedule. The service now offers on-the-fly-translation of patent documents for all 28 official languages of the EPO's 38 member states, plus Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian. It is accessible on the EPO's free online patent database Espacenet and the European publication server.
December 13, 2013
Lecture at the topic of the basis of intellectual property and patent protection was held at the Faculty of Machine Engineering in Belgrade for the students of the fourth year, in the framework of the lectures from the subject mehatronics . The importance of the principle of patent protection has been emphasized in the framework of R&D activities, with the statement of examples close to the students projects. The students showed great interest for that topic , as well as for the principles of patent management , strategic use of patent information and the transfer of technology.
December 3, 2013
In the framework of the cooperation of the Intellectual Property Office and the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, the representatives of the Education and Information Centre of the IPO held a lecture at the faculty about the IP system with the focus on the aspect of management of this form of intellectual capital, for the students of the fourth year of studies.
November 29, 2013
On Thursday, at the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Kraljevo, a seminar was held on the use of IP in conducting business for around 30 members of the Board for the Development of the SMEs and Board for Science, Quality, Expert Education and Management.
November 20, 2013
Today, in the premises of the IPO, a two day seminar has been completed dedicated to the patent protection of inventions and business methods that were organized jointly the Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office.
November 19, 2013
On Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, a seminar was held: “The Introduction into the Patent System”. The seminar was intended for the examiners of the BioSense Center.
November 6, 2013
In the festive hall of the Hotel Vojvodina in Zrenjanin, the XIII Conference of Quality was held with two introductory speeches and the presentation of twelve works. The introductory speeches were held by the representatives of the Ministry of Economy and the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia. The representatives of the business companies, entrepreneurs, media companies, educational institutions, students and various associations participated at the Conference.
November 4, 2013
Online application Madrid Goods and Services Manager (MGS) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) became publicly available on May 1st, 2013. The application was developed by the International Bureau with a purpose to provide assistance to applicants composing the list of goods and services that they want to include by national and international trademarks.
October 29, 2013
In the Hotel Premier in the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, on Thursday, October 24th, 2013, a seminar was held: “European Patent System and Patent Protection in Europe” in the organization of the European Patent Academy of the EPO and the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Montenegro. The seminar was attended by over 30 participants from different government bodies, like the Ministry of Economy which has supervision over the work of the Intellectual Property Office of Montenegro, as well as the representatives of the Customs, judges, lawyers and other representatives in the field of IP, representatives of the faculties and others.
October 29, 2013
In the framework of the project of the Program of integrated support to innovations the users of which are the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Science and Technological Development and the National Agency for the Regional Development, a three day training has been held under a title - “The Improvement of the Services of Regional Development Agencies in the Function of the Innovativeness of SMEs in Serbia” for the network of representatives of regional development agencies.
October 28, 2013
In the new published report on the advance of the Republic of Serbia regarding the European integrations, a positive mark was given to the progress that Serbia made in the domain of intellectual property.
October 18, 2013
WIPO Seminar for Certain Caucasian, Central Asian, Eastern European, Central European, Baltic and Mediterranean Countries, on the Implementation and Use of the Several Patent Related Flexibilities, was held on 16 - 18 October, 2013 in Kazakhstan.
October 15, 2013
The International Conference on IP, in the framework of the 27th Tesla Fest, held in the Festive hall of the Technical Faculty in Novi Sad, on October 15, 2013 was organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Intellectual Property Office, the Inventors Association of Vojvodina and the Technical Faculty of Novi Sad.
September 20, 2013
In the organization of the Business Club of Slovenia, the representatives of the Intellectual Property Office held a seminar under the title “ Protection of intellectual property rights in Serbia – Where? How? Why?” At the Seminar, the competences of the IPO were presented along with the educational activities of the IPO and the basic knowledge on the intellectual property rights.
September 18, 2013
At the Faculty of Machine Engineering in Banja Luka on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, a Seminar was held under the title “ European Patent System – Workshop for Examiners”, in the organization of the European Patent Academy, Institute for IP of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Faculty of Machine Engineering from Banja Luka. The representatives of the IPO of the Republic of Serbia, in particular Mrs. Natasa Milovanovic and Mrs. Jelena Keser, patent examiners, for the first time, appeared along with the lecturers of the European Patent Academy.
September 13, 2013
Yesterday, in the Belgrade Hotel “Zira” a two-day regional seminar finished. It dealt with the enforcement of intellectual property rights. It was organized jointly by the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from Geneva.
September 4, 2013
In the Slovenian town of Kopar, on September 16-17, 2013, a regional meeting shall be held under the title “Policy of Intellectual Property for Universities and R&D Institutions”. The event is organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the University Primorska from Koper.
September 2, 2013
The Fourteen International Fair of Innovations, Cooperation and Entrepreneurship INOCOOP 2013 was festively closed on August 31, 2013. This event hosted numerous foreign and domestic exhibitors and the IPO traditionally took part at the Fair.
August 2, 2013
In Belgrade Hotel Zira, on September 11-12, 2013 a Regional Seminar on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights shall be held, organized jointly by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Intellectual Property Office. The Seminar is intended for the representatives of the government institutions and the private sector.
July 10, 2013
The 10th of July in the Republic of Serbia is celebrated as the Day of Science. On this day, 157 years ago, the famous Serbian scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla, was born. He was one of the greatest minds in the world history, the honorary doctor of sciences at 11 universities and the author of 700 patents. On that occasion, in our country, numerous manifestations shall take place to pay respects to the great innovator.
July 3, 2013
Today, in the premises of the IPO, the Info Day has been organized under the auspices of the Innovation Fund and the Intellectual Property Office. This event has been organized for companies that have been approved financing in the framework of the Program of Early Development and Program of Co-financing of Innovations led by the Innovation Fund.
July 1, 2013
In the spa Vrnjacka Banja, in the period June 28-30, 2013, a Mini Business Summit was held in the organization of Etno Center Gegula, under the auspices of the town of Kraljevo, Regional Chamber of Commerce Kraljevo and the Municipality of Vrnjacka Banja. On the first day of the summit, a lecture was held on the intellectual property with the emphasis on the protection of products by indications of geographical origin.
June 20, 2013
The Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia and the University of Belgrade signed a contract on June 11, 2013, which will serve as a basis for the continuation of cooperation and continue the support provided by the IPO to the activities of the Technology Transfer Center in the framework of promoting and commercialization of the IP rights.
June 20, 2013
Yesterday, in Cacak, at the Faculty of Technical Sciences a lecture was held “ Basics of IP rights and patent protection”, for the professors, assistants and other employees at the faculty, with the special emphasis on the importance of protection of results of R&D created at the University by utilizing patents. In the framework of the lecture, the Manual for teaching about patents was presented as the teaching tool to be used by the professors.
June 20, 2013
The aim of the Diplomatic Conference, which is taking place in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, from June 17-28, 2013, is the adoption of the international treaty to improve access to copyrighted works for the many visually impaired and people with print disabilities around the world. Apart from the officials from numerous countries, also Mrs. Branka Totic, Director of the IPO, and the chief of the delegation of Serbia, spoke at the Conference.
June 19, 2013
In the Chamber of Commerce of Belgrade, yesterday, project EVLIA was presented referring to the use of IP and other non-material assets as the additional incentive to the financing of SMEs realized in the framework of the EU Program of transnational cooperation for South-East Europe. The IPO is the partner of the Chamber of Commerce of Belgrade in the implementation of this project.
June 18, 2013
Yesterday, in Nis, in the Regional training centre for the development of employees in the field of education, a seminar was held “ How and why do we protect IP rights?” for the Nis cluster of advanced tecnologies NiCAT in the organization of EIC and the representatives of NiCAT.
June 7, 2013
Yesterday, in the Intellectual Property Office, a workshop lasting for two days has been completed. It was dedicated to the improvement of services in the establishment of the national network of organizations for the support to SMEs, in the framework of IPorta project. Among the participants were, apart from the representatives of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia, also the representatives of numerous European offices, European Commission and the Public Research Center Henry Tudor from Luxembourg.
June 7, 2013
On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia a seminar was held on the topic of collective administration of rights of authors of literary works and other kinds of works issued in the printed form, as well as the rights of editors of such works. The Seminar was organized by the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO) in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Office.
June 5, 2013
The experts from the Education and Information Center of IPO, yesterday, in the premises of Energoproject Holding, held a seminar on intellectual property and its utilization for twenty employees in this company. The focus of the lecture was the system of patent protection, the identification of trade secrets and confidential information, as well as the aspects of utilization of intellectual property rights on the market.
May 31, 2013
In the framework of the Integrated Innovations Support Program Project, whose beneficiary is the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the training in the duration of three days was held for the network of representatives of local info-centers for innovations and support to SMEs. On the third day of the training, held in the Hotel Moscow, the role of the Education and Information Centre of the IPO has been presented for the offering of support to the innovative SMEs through various services offered by the EIC, and also the importance of the protection of IP rights for the SMEs was underlined.
May 24, 2013
In the framework of the Workshop “How to Commercialize Research Results in the Western Balkans” organized by coordinators and partners from the organization SEE-ERA.net Plus – JERPs (Joint European Research Projects) in the field of agriculture, in the premises of the Institute for Food Technologies in Novi Sad, on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013, a presentation was held by the Intellectual Property Office.
May 20, 2013
The first meeting of the European Patent Organization (EPO) organized in Serbia, the annual Federated European Patent Register Service Event, was held on 17 May, 2013, in Hotel Metropol Palace in Belgrade. The total number of 51 participants attended the meeting, 42 of them from 23 member states of the EPO and 9 from the EPO.
May 9, 2013
Yesterday, at the Faculty of the Organizational Sciences, a lecture was held on the intellectual property for around 60 students of the second year.
April 29, 2013
In the framework of the second manifestation for the choice of the certified assortment of the souvenirs of Srem in the Natural Reservate Zasavica, in the organization of the Tourist Cluster of Srem, the expert of the Education and Information Center held a lecture at the topic “Procedure and Importance of Protection of Collective Trademark”.
April 26, 2013
World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated today around the globe, as a festival of all innovators and artists in the world. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) established this festival in 2001 with the aim to raise public awareness on the growing importance of intellectual property in everyday life, as well as to mark the contribution of the inventors and artists to the general development of humanity.
On this occassion, we are giving you the message of Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization:
April 26, 2013
Today, in Istanbul, a Global Congress on Fighting Counterfeiting and Piracy is concluded. The Congress was opened on April 24th, 2013 by the Turkish Prime Minister Redgep Erdogan. On the last day of the Congress, which is also the World Intellectual Property Day, the Director of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia, Mrs. Branka Totic, gave a speech.
April 24, 2013
At the invitation of the Association of Inventors and Innovators of Celarevo and Backa Palanka, the experts of the Education and Information Center held a seminar yesterday in Backa Palanka, at the topic “Use of Intellectual Property at the Market”.
April 18, 2013
In the organization of the Regional Development Agency “South” and the Office for the Local Economic Development of the Municipality Prokuplje, in the festive hall of the municipality Prokuplje, a seminar was held on the intellectual property. The expert from the Education and Information Center held a lecture on the importance of protection of intellectual property rights and the kinds of intellectual property.
April 17, 2013
The experts of the Education and Information Center held a seminar today for the members of the Association of Producers of Herbal Raw Materials and Herbal Products – Herbal PharmaNet, where the participants were represented means of protection of special IP rights essential for their business.
April 16, 2013
Yesterday, at Pozarevac, a festival was held under the title “Magic of Science 4” in the organization of the primary school “Dositej Obradovic” from Pozarevac, which celebrates this year the 280 years since its foundation. The Intellectual Property Office participated at this event.
April 15, 2013
On Friday, April 12, 2013, in the premises of the Education and Information Center of the IPO a workshop was held “Search of patent data bases as a source of ideas on the road to innovations” in the framework of the ICES project for the improvement of competitiveness of Serbian companies by means of transfer of new technologies and support to innovations.
April 15, 2013
Seminar about the basics of intellectual property and patent protection has been held today for around 30 collaborators of the Institute for Physics. The importance of patent protection and intellectual property for the Institute for Physics has been underlined bearing in mind that it is the leading R&D institution in the Republic of Serbia. The examples of the technology transfer and successful commercialization of IP have been underlined.
April 12, 2013
Yesterday, a Seminar was held on copyright and the basic of the IP system for the around 70 students of the third year of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Department for Information Systems. The lecturers of the Intellectual Property Office spoke about the system of intellectual property, use of patents and trademarks, presenting the numerous cases from the practice around the world, while the focus of the seminar emphasized the protection of software by copyright.
April 11, 2013
The representatives of the Education and Information Center held a lecture yesterday on the importance of protection and the economic utilization of IP in the work of the R&D units in the Institute for Mining and Metallurgy in Bor. The lecture was attended by around 40 scientific experts in R&D of this Institute, as well as several representatives of the Technical Faculty in Bor.
April 10, 2013
In the last two days, workshop was organized at the IPO for the representatives of the Tourist Inspection regarding the procedure for the grant of right for the application for the protection of a sign by a trademark. Two groups of inspectors had the opportunity to listen to lectures on the system of the protection of trademarks, eligibility of protection and similarity, reasons for the refusal of the application for the grant of trademarks and to personally participate in the resolving of the two case studies.
April 8, 2013
At Friday, in the IPO, training was held for the students of the first and second generation of the Judicial Academy. They were presented the usual practice in the IPO in the procedure of decision making regarding the grant of trademarks and the reasons for annulment, primarily because of eligibility for protection and similarity of trademarks. Also, the collective management of copyright has been presented concerning musical composers, performers and producers of phonograms.
April 2, 2013
Today, at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, a lecture was held “Intellectual Property and its Market Use”. Before more than eighty students of the second year that listen to the lectures in the English language, the expert from the Education and Information Center presented the characteristics of the modern system of intellectual property rights, with the special emphasis on all the corporative maneuvers and arrangements provided by the IP management in the global environment.
April 1, 2013
In the town of Nis, from March 29-30, 2013, the traditional fifth festival was held “Science is not a Bogie” with numerous exhibitions and lectures. The IPO, with its special stall, participated at the festival.
March 28, 2013
Today, in the IPO, a seminar has been held under the title “Introduction into the Patent System” in the organization of the Education and Information Center. The seminar attracted a great attention, and about 40 representatives of SMEs and R&D Institutes, associations of inventors, and lawyer offices participated.
February 18, 2013
Recently, a new look of the portal INNOVACCESS has been made operational, which was created in the framework of the project IPeuropAware and modernized under the project IPorta where the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia also participates. This Portal represents the central point of the network of the national offices of 27 countries of Europe and offers various important information on the systems of intellectual property in the countries of Europe.
February 8, 2013
Today, at the premises of the Office, a seminar was held under the title “From Distinctive Signs and Copyright Protected Work to Recognition at the Market”. Seminar was intended for the representatives of marketing agencies, designers, authors of logotypes, employees in consulting companies engaged in the creation of the visual identity of companies and other organizations engaged in similar activities.
January 24, 2013
Through the various programs and projects in Serbia, initiatives have been started for the cooperation between the R&D institutions and SMEs. At the end of December of last year, one activity of the ACCESS program of the German Organization for International Cooperation has been completed, and, as a result, different models of contracts have been created in order to formalize this type of cooperation.
January 17, 2013
Open to students of all disciplines who are at least 18 years old, enrolled at a university, college or equivalent academic institution in one of the European Patent Organisation's member states.