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<![CDATA[LAW ON AMENDMENTS OF THE PATENT LAW ADOPTED]]>, 10.12.2018. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 e

The National Parliament adopted the Law on Amendments of the Patent Law.

This Law was published on December 8, 2018 in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia no 95/2018 and it shall enter into force on December 16, 2018.

The Law on Amendments of the Patent Law can be taken on the following link:
Law on Amendments of the Patent Law.pdf

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<![CDATA[LECTURES FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF THE SOCIETIES OF ENGINEERS AND TECHNICIANS IN POZAREVAC]]>, 04.12.2018. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 e In the framework of the celebration of the jubilee of 150 years of the Association of the Engineers and Technicians of Serbia, and at the invitation of the Association of Information Technologies in electrical engineering and machine engineering of the town of Pozarevac, at Friday, November 30th, 2018, a seminar was held “Introduction in the IP Rights and the Bases of Patent Protection”. The topics include the importance of protection of all intellectual property rights, conditions for protection regarding certain rights, international protection and enforcement of rights.

Special focus was laid on patent protection, constituent parts of the patent application and manner of national and international protection, expenses and fees required for the registration and maintenance of the validity of patent. The last lecture included the review of the data bases of patent documentation with the examples of search in the data base ESPACENET. At the end of the seminar, the discussion was held with numerous questions from the field of patent protection, trademark registration and copyright protection asked by the participants, engineers from economy and educational institutions of the town of Pozarevac and the municipality.

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<![CDATA[98 YEARS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE]]>, 16.11.2018. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 e Today a celebration of 98 years of the existence of the Intellectual Property Office has been organized. The celebration that took place in the Club of Representatives was attended by state officials, the representatives of the academic community and numerous lawyers offices, representatives for the collective management of copyright and related rights and other distinguished guests.

The opening address was given by the Director of IPO, Mr. Vladimir Marić. After emphasizing the great tradition of the most important Serbian institution dealing with IPR protection, Mr. Marić stressed that the importance of IPR is greater than ever before and that almost one third of the world trade refers to intangible assets and the goods and services protected by intellectual property. He emphasized that last year, at the Global index of Innovations, Serbia occupies the 55th place from 120 countries. The greatest contributions of the IPO to the efficient work of the administration lies in the digitalization of operations and special efforts were made to enable the electronic filing of the applications for IP rights. Prof. Tibor Sabo, PhD, Asst. Minister for Science in the Ministry for Education, Science and Technological Development announced two new laws, the Law on the Fund for Science, to be adopted soon, and the Law regulating Research & Development Activities. The number of the published scientific works at the faculties is significant. Serbia is at the 89th place according to the GDP. Therefore, there is room for satisfaction.

The World Intellectual Property Organization presented traditional annual awards for patent, industrial design, monography/study in the field of social sciences, invention made by schoolchildren and legal person that uses the international system of trademark registration most successfully. You can read more about WIPO awards here.

Mr. Goran Jović, Director of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jablanica and Pčinj District presented the registration of the “ajvar” - pepper delicacy from Leskovac, and explained how the geographical indication of origin contributed to the promotion and commercialization of this product.Two young musicians from the School of Music “Josip Slavenski” contributed to the festive atmosphere.
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<![CDATA[THE SECOND BEKOP CONFERENCE HELD IN THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE]]>, 14.11.2018. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 e On Thursday, November 8, 2018 in the framework of the students project BEKOP – Belgrade Conference of Lawyers, in the Intellectual Property Office, due to the overwhelming interest, the Conference “Intellectual Property Rights” has been repeated.
The Conference was opened by Mr. Vladimir Maric, Director of the IPO, by addressing the participants speaking about the importance of the intellectual property rights, as the immaterial property, both for natural persons who are the authors of various creations of the human mind, as well as for the business companies. After the introductory speech, the professor of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, Mr. Slobodan Markovic, PhD, had the presentation concerning copyright, and among other issues he underlined the challenges facing the authors and national legislations with the emergence of new technologies and new ways of economic utilization of copyright protected works.

In the next two sessions, the experts from the IPO presented the conditions and procedures for the protection of patent and trademark with the examples of the IPO practice. The representative of the business company “Šlarafija” was next, discussing the use of patent in doing business, while the representative of the Lawyers Office “Zivko Mijatovic and Partners” presented the protection of trademark after the registration, when commercialized on the market. The last two sessions were devoted to the protection of the indications of the geographical origin and industrial design and were held by the IPO experts. The aim of the conference was to let the students who applied to participate, from the Faculty of Law and other faculties, to get acquainted with specific legal framework in the field of intellectual property and the IPO procedures.
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<![CDATA[WIPO IP TOOLS FOR UNIVERSITIES]]>, 08.11.2018. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 e On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 6-7, 2018, in the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Technology Transfer Center of Belgrade University, a seminar was held on the WIPO IP Tools for Universities, that have been developed by the WIPO in the course of this year.
After the introductory speech of Mr. Vladimir Marić, Director of the IPO, Mr. Saša Lazović, Asst. Minister in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and Mr. Nenad Zrnić Proctor for International Cooperation of the Belgrade University, Mrs. Olga Spasić from the WIPO presented the tools in question which were the subject matter of the seminar lasting for two days. IP Tools for universities present different models for the defining of the IP policies, guidelines for their use and the improvement of the existing policies, as well as models for different contracts used in the processes of the technology transfer. It has been emphasized that these materials can also be used for raising capacities not only of academic institutions but also for the purposes of education of other important factors in the processes of technology transfer such as government institutions and national offices for intellectual property, small and medium enterprises, professional representatives for intellectual property as well as other organizations supporting the promotion of innovations in the framework of their mandate.

In the course of the first day of the seminar, the managers of the Serbian institutions, the Technology Transfer Center of the Belgrade University, the Institute for the protection of Plants and Natural Environment from Belgrade, and the Scientific Institute for Food Technologies from Novi Sad presented the conditions of IP policies in their institutions. After that, the topic included also the principles of “open science” discussed by the Director of the Innovation Centre of the Institute for Physics in Belgrade. In the continuation of the first day and in the course of the second day of the seminar, the foreign experts having experience in the business of Technology Transfer at Boston University - Mr. Ashley Stevens from the consultancy firm Focus from the USA, as well as Mr. Iain Thomas from the Cambridge University from Great Britain, gave practical examples to participants to gain insight into the practice of the evaluation of the technology through discussions with universities as well as the implementation of policies regarding IP at the universities. The participants from different universities and institutes had the opportunity, through team work on the second day of the seminar, to briefly go through the first phase in the technology transfer process by conducting interview with the inventors.
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<![CDATA[WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO)]]>, 08.11.2018. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 e
On the occasion of the celebration of the 98th anniversary of the Intellectual Property Office and having the aim to promote the protection of the intellectual property for the development of modern economy and society, the WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization, after conducting the public competition in four categories, in the period September 14 – October 19, 2018 presented WIPO Medals and Trophies.



WIPO Medal for Inventors – was awarded to Jadran Badrić, PhD, plastic surgeon and Prof, Djura Koruga, PhD, pioneer in the field of nanotechnologies and the founder of the Centre for Molecular Machines at the Faculty of Machine Engineering of Belgrade University for the invention “Analytic Methods for the Assessment of Tissues”, which contributes to the prevention and curing of malignity. They won numerous awards including the competition Next Step Challenge 2014 Winner, Esbjerg, Denmark where the award was presented by the prince of Denmark.

WIPO IP Enterprise Trophy – was awarded for the registered industrial design for legal persons to Soma Group doo from Belgrade for having five internationally registered industrial designs for some pieces of furniture successfully exported to the market of the European Union and Switzerland which resulted in the cooperation with the Swiss brand NATIVO.

WIPO Medal for Creativity
– was awarded for the author of the monography/exhibition with the catalogue in the domain of social sciences to Mrs. Gorica Ljubenov, PhD, architect from Belgrade. She prepared an exhibition with the catalogue devoted to the traditional knowledge and heritage on the Stara Planina Mountain which is an area of special importance having old fashioned architecture that is valuable part of cultural heritage of Serbia.

WIPO School Children’s Trophy - was awarded for the pupil or group of pupils in the secondary school to Miss Sara Milosević, pupil of the third grade of the Grammar School in Indjija for the invention under the title ““Modification of lanthanum doped barium titanate and potential implementation”. She has already won a silver medal at the International Conference of Young Scientists and at the International Festival of Science in Moscow she was awarded as a successful young scientist.

Apart from the mentioned awards, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Office, an award was presented for the Serbian legal person with the highest intensity of the utilization of the international system of trademark registration in the last year – WIPO Users Trophy. It went to the Nelly doo from the town of Loznica engaged in the production of sweets and chocolates.

The awards of the World Intellectual Property Organization shall be presented at the celebration of the jubilee of the IPO of the Republic of Serbia on November 16, 2018.


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<![CDATA[SEMINAR “PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN PHARMACY”]]>, 01.11.2018. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 e 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.
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<![CDATA[THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR 2018-2022 HAS BEEN ADOPTED]]>, 29.10.2018. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 e At the session of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, held on October 11, 2018, the Intellectual Property Development Strategy for the period 2018-2022 has been adopted (“Official Gazette RS “no. 78/2018 dated October 19, 2018). The constituent part of this Strategy is the Action Plan for the implementation of the Intellectual Property Development Strategy for the period 2018-2022.
This Strategy defines main goals and particular measures for the accomplishment of these goals, as well as the terms for their undertaking. The Strategy can be obtained here.
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<![CDATA[ WIPO “IP TOOLKIT FOR ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS”]]>, 17.10.2018. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 e University experts engaged in the intellectual property field are invited to apply for the WIPO Seminar “IP Toolkit for Academic Institutions” organized in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the University of Belgrade on 6 – 7 November 2018 in the Intellectual Property Office in Belgrade.

You may see Program of the Seminar attached. The Seminar will be held in English.

You may apply for the event not later than 31 October 2018 on sgrulovic@zis.gov.rs. Do feel free to contacts us for further clarifications and additional information.

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<![CDATA[SEMINAR IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE VIP4SME PROJECT]]>, 17.10.2018. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 e In the cooperation with the Chamber of the Italian-Serbian Entrepreneurs in Belgrade, a Seminar was held yesterday in the IPO: “Trademark and Industrial Design – Precondition for Successful Business”. The Seminar is part of the activities in the framework of the EU project VIP4SME having the aim to broaden the knowledge of SMEs about the IP rights and the IPO is one of the partners in the Project.
In the course of the Seminar, attended by over thirty participants, one of the main topics was the importance of the IP assets management in doing business of companies. Afterwards, the experts from the IPO spoke about the protection of the sign by trademark and the external appearance of a product by industrial design, as well as the functions of these two IP rights in the branding of products, services or companies.
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<![CDATA[XXXII TESLA FEST]]>, 17.10.2018. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 e In the period from October 12-15, 2018, in the Sports Centre “Vojvodina” in Novi Sad, the 32nd Tesla Fest was held. It is the international exhibition of innovations, inventions, new products and technologies. On the first day of Tesla Fest, after the opening ceremony “The International Conference of Innovations and Intellectual Property” was held under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Intellectual Property Office and the University in Novi Sad. In the course of the exhibition, the IPO had a stall in order to give consultations to the exhibitors and visitors of Tesla Fest.

The conference was opened by the President of the Province Government Igor Mirovic, underlining in his presentation the importance of the support to the R&D and innovative work as well as the importance of the cooperation between science and industry. The exhibition was opened also by the representative of the Association of Inventors of Vojvodina and the representative of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Mr. Oleksandr Shevchenko who afterwards had a presentation about the activities of the support to innovations by the WIPO and the procedure of the international protection of inventions by patent. Presentations during the conference were also held by the representatives of the associations of inventors from China, India, Romania and Portugal. During the exhibition, at their stalls, they exhibited inventions of their members. The representative of the cabinet of the Minister for Innovations and Technological Development presented the activities in the creation of the innovation eco-system in the Republic of Serbia, while the representative of the IPO gave the presentation about the patent protection. The importance of creating connections and protection of the results of R&D was addressed by the representative of the High School of Expert Studies from Sremski Karlovci. At the very end of the Conference, one innovation was presented in the field of agriculture, and after the Conference the attendees could see other exhibits at the stalls.

At the last day of the exhibition, WIPO Medal for the best inventor was awarded for the exhibited inventions – and the panel of judges decided to give it to the exhibitor Mr. Milan Devic from Belgrade, who is the founder and the owner of the enterprise Simprolit, for three inventions in the field of civil engineering, in particular the connector for the thermos-insulation boards, thermos-insulation cloak from light concrete for chimneys and pipes and the prefabricated façade with steam permeable panel.
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<![CDATA[SEMINAR ON PATENT PROTECTION]]>, 10.10.2018. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 e

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, a seminar was held in the Office about the patent protection from the field of biotechnology and pharmacy. The seminar lasted for the whole day and 26 participants attended from several faculties and institutes, as well as the representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science from the Sector for Technological Development.


During the first part of the seminar the issue concerned the general conditions for the protection of inventions by a patent on the national and international level. Special attention was dedicated to the particular issues of patent protection in the field of biotechnology and pharmacy through several examples from the chosen patent documents. In the second part of the seminar, the topic concerned the management of the intellectual property rights in the R&D organizations and the search of patent documentation in the freely accessible base Espacenet with the examples of the search.

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<![CDATA[IPORS EXPERT HELD TRAINING FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE CERTIFICATES OF SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PROJECT OF THE EUROPAN PATENT OFFICE]]>, 09.10.2018. Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 e

In the framework of the project, implemented by the European Patent Office, Mrs. Jelena Tomic, Keser, Head of the Department for Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia, held training, which lasted for two days, for the patent examiners to enable them to examine the requests for the certificate of supplementary protection, in the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Mostar.


In the course of the training, the experiences and best practice of the IPORS were transferred to the attendees concerning the certificate of supplementary protection. Apart from that, the attendees discussed the recently published study of the Max Planck Institute for innovations and competition from Munich about the European System of Certificates on Supplementary Protection, as the source of practice, bearing in mind that the experts from the Office participated in its preparation.


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<![CDATA[NIGHT OF INVENTORS]]>, 01.10.2018. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 e

On Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, 2018, the IPO participated in the manifestation “The Night of Inventors”. On the first day of the manifestation, several hundreds of visitors had the opportunity to get acquainted with the exhibition in the IPO “Famous Serbian Inventors”.


On that occasion, the experts of the IPO presented to the school children and their parents the achievements of the great inventors having patents from our region and got them acquainted with other intellectual property rights through the presentation and exhibition of trademarks.

On the second day of the manifestation in the Office, the presentation of the laboratories for forensics were installed, which were brought from the Ministry of the Interior and the court medicine from the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade. Numerous visitors, among whom the children dominated, had the opportunity to get acquainted how various investigation procedures are performed and how to identify identity of the suspects for criminal works and other misdoings and how to identify blood types, DNK analysis or the remains and other things of interest from the laboratory experiments and techniques.

More about the manifestation at http://nocistrazivaca.rs/ .
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<![CDATA[IN LESKOVAC AND KOVIN LECTURES WERE HELD ON THE INDICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN]]>, 24.09.2018. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 e From September 19 to 21, 2018, in the premises of the High business school for expert studies, the training was held for professional cooks in the framework of the project Bulgarian and Serbian Gourmand Train.

The training attracted around ten cooks and chiefs of kitchen from both countries with three professors from each side. Apart from the theoretical issues, the attendees had practical training where they participated themselves. On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the lecture was held at the topic “Protection Procedure of Products Protected by the Geographical Indications of Origin”, and on Friday, September 21st, 2018 the lecture was held with a title “The Importance of Protecting Products by the Indication of Geographical Origin” and “The Difference between Indication of Geographical Origin and Trademark” by the experts of the Intellectual Property Office. On the last day, the director of the Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Chambers of Commerce of Jablanica and Pčinj district distributed the certificates to the attendees.

One day later, in the town of Kovin, on September 22, 2018 in the premises of the Municipality of Kovin , the lecture was held “Protection Procedure of the Products with the Indications of Geographical Origin” with the reference to the protection of honey in the Republic of Serbia. The response of the producers of bee honey was great and five associations sent their representatives – from Pancevo, Kovin, Bela Crkva , Alibunar and Banatski Karlovac.

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<![CDATA[INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE AT THE BUSINESS FARE IN ZRENJANIN]]>, 24.09.2018. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 e The Intellectual Property Office, from September 20-22, 2018 participated among more than 100 domestic and foreign examiners at the international business manifestation organized for the second time under the title “ZrBizNes” in the town of Zrenjanin under the auspices of the members of the Union of the Business of Serbia – Businessmen of Zrenjanin, Regional Chamber of Commerce, General Association of Entrepreneurs and the Town of Zrenjanin.


In the framework of the following program of the manifestation, the representative of the IPO held a lecture “Protection of visibility of trademark and other rights of intellectual property”. Among the examiners were the representatives of the businessmen from Hungary, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia and Hercegovina. During the fair, various consultations were given to both examiners and visitors of the fair with regard to IP protection.

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<![CDATA[SEMINAR ON THE FILING OF INTERNATIONAL PATENT APPLICATIONS – PCT SEMINAR]]>, 21.09.2018. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 e The Intellectual Property Office hosted a seminar on September 19 and 20, 2018 on the filing of international patent applications.

The Seminar was intended for applicants that filed international applications: individual inventors, representatives of the institutes and universities and representatives of companies and patent agents.

The attendees at the seminar had the opportunity to understand the procedure of filing of the international patent application as well as the procedure before the international bodies following the patent application as well as the procedure before the Intellectual Property Office as the Receiving office. The attendees at the seminar were presented electronic filing of the international patent application by e - PCT Portal, through the IPO. The lectures were held by the experts of the Intellectual Property Office and the representative of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Also, the guest of the Seminar was the inventor who successfully realized his patent at the international level and passed to the attendees his experiences concerning the international protection of inventions.
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<![CDATA[EUIPN - USS system implemented in Serbia and Peru]]>, 17.09.2018. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 e The broadening of the utilization of the EUPIN system for the surveys in offices and agencies for the protection of intellectual property outside of the European Union represents one of the strategic goals within the Line of activities no 4 and in the framework of the strategic plan of development till 2020.

As the result of this plan , seven offices for IP protection outside EU have already implemented USS survey tools.

The implementation of the USS survey tool enables and inspires the common approach when surveying users in the offices and agencies for the intellectual property protection, as well as stimulates their mutual cooperation.

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<![CDATA[VISIT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF THE REPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO]]>, 17.09.2018. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 e At Friday, September 14, 2018, the delegation of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Montenegro paid a visit to the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia, lasting for one day.


The delegation consisting of four members was headed by Valentina Radulovic Scepanovic , the Director of the IPO of Montenegro, was received by Mr. Vladimir Maric, Director of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia with his expert collaborators to discuss various topics.

The visit was agreed in advance to transfer experiences with regard to the certain issues of interest to the colleagues of Montenegro. The purpose of the visit was the exchange of the best practices in the domain of the elaboration of the draft of the new strategy of intellectual property , which is the important task waiting in the following period to be resolved by the experts of the IPO of Montenegro. In the other part of the visit, various issues were discussed related to the supervision of the collective organizations for the management of copyright and related rights, as well as the activities of the Education and Information Center related to the implementation of the service Intellectual Property Diagnosis.


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<![CDATA[COMPETITION OF THE AWARDS OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION]]>, 14.09.2018. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 e We wish to inform you with pleasure that the competition has been opened for the presentation of awards of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in the four categories of competition.


This competition is organized with the aim to promote the protection of the intellectual property for the development of the modern economy and society and on the occasion of the celebration of the 98th anniversary of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia. The competition is organized by the Intellectual Property Officeunder the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

On the occasion of the celebration of the jubilee of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia we invite you to take part in the competition for the presentation of the WIPO Awards in the following categories:

1. WIPO Medal for Inventors
2. WIPO IP Enterprise Trophy
3. WIPO Medal for Creativity
4. WIPO Schoolchildren Trophy

These prestigious rewards shall be awarded on the celebration of the jubilee on November 15, 2018

- Take here entire invitation for the competition (In PDF format)

- Take here the form of the application for the competition in the first two categories in the competition (in DOS format)

Applications with the designation “For the award of the World Intellectual Property Organization”, can be sent to the bellow mentioned address at the latest on the October 19, 2018.

Intellectual Property Office
Kneginje Ljubice 5
11000 Belgrade
Attn.: Snezana Lazic
Or e-mail slazic@zis.gov.rs



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<![CDATA[VISIT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE AGENCY FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN]]>, 03.09.2018. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 00:00:00 e Delegation of the Agency for Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan has been visiting, since September 3, 2018, the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia for three days. The delegation, consisting of three members, experts from the domain of informatics, patents and trademarks, was received on the first day of the visit by the Director of the Intellectual Property Office, Mr. Vladimir Maric.


The aim of the visit is for the members of the delegation to get acquainted with the successful use of the administrative system IPAS by the IPO, which is used for the administration of the applications for the protection of intellectual property rights. During this visit, the experts from the IPO shall be presented the information system of the Agency for Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The visit to the IPO of the Republic of Serbia has been proposed to the delegation of Uzbekistan by the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO, as the IPO of Serbia is one of the offices that apply this administrative system very successfully.

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<![CDATA[VISIT OF THE HGH DELEGATON OF THE NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA]]>, 26.06.2018. Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 e
In the course of the introductory address Mr. Liao emphasized that the great reform of the National Intellectual Property Office of China is under way, implying that the administrative capacity of the SIPO shall include, apart from the industrial property rights, also trademarks and indications of geographical origin, and SIPO shall have then almost 16,000 employees.

In the continuation of the visit, the members of SIPO delegation got acquainted with jobs and activities performed in the patent sector and distinctive signs sector, scope of activities of the IPO in the field of copyright and related rights, Education and Information Center as well as the Information System Department. At the end, Mrs. Vu Hui, Deputy Director General for General Affairs and long lasting editor of the journal “China Intellectual Property Newspaper” had the presentation about the results of the SIPO in the promotion and education in the field of intellectual property with impressive data. The importance given to the strengthening of the IP protection in China is demonstrated by the fact that it is one of the four measures for the increase of openness and competitiveness of Peoples Republic of China stated in the recent address of the President of China Si Djinping at the annual conference of the countries of Asia. In the afternoon part, the visit to the Scientific and Technological Park Zvezdara was organized in the course of which the guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of the park as the place where the Business Incubator of the technical faculties is positioned along with the Fund for Innovation Activities as well as to see other aspects of infrastructure support to scientific, technological and innovative start ups and other business companies.

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<![CDATA[SEMINAR “MEETING WITH THE JUDGES”]]>, 04.06.2018. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 e At the meeting, the opening address was given by the President of MARQUES Mr. Georg Versondert, and the IPO Director Mr. Vladimir Maric, and afterwards in the several sessions the presentations were given by judges Dragica Popesku, PhD from the Apellation Court in Belgrade, Vesna Dabetic Trogrlic PhD from the Economic Appellation Court, Slobodan Markovic, PhD, prof. from the Faculty of Law of Belgrade University in Belgrade and Marija Bozic, Assistant Director in the IPO. Some of the topics elaborated at the seminar were: conditions for filing the legal suits against the trademark infringement, passing temporary measures, role of expert witness, manners of calculating remuneration for the trademark infringement, infringement of trademark in the commercialization of goods – transit and parallel import, and the establishment of the trademark infringement primarily dealing with the establishment of similarity and the eligibility of confusion against the relevant part of the public. Every session was followed by the active discussion and exchange of opinions between the speakers and the participants at the seminar including also other judges and representatives.]]> http://www.zis.gov.rs/news.258.html?newsId=2065 <![CDATA[FINALIZED SEMINAR ABOUT PATENTS IN THE FIELD OF PHARMACY]]>, 17.05.2018. Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 e Yesterday, in the premises of the Intellectual Property Office a seminar lasting for two days about patents in the field of pharmacy has been completed, organized jointly by the European Patent Office and Intellectual Property Office, in the framework of the realization of the program of bilateral cooperation. The first day of the Seminar was dedicated to the exchange of experiences of experts from the EPO and experts of the IPO in the field of patent protection in pharmacy, and the second day of the seminar, in the form of the round table, was intended for the representatives of economy, science, technology transfer centers and patent representatives.


The Seminar, intended for the public, was opened by the Director of IPO, Vladimir Maric, who emphasized that the complexity of patenting in the domain of pharmaceutics results from the nature of the invention, which concerns public health of people and animals and therefore such patents have priority from the point of view of social importance. Vladimir Maric, in the framework of the introductory address, thanked for the all encompassing support of the European Patent Office on the realization of the seminar and emphasized the importance of continual expert education of the employees at the Intellectual Property Office.

Pia Bjork, the representative of the European Patent Office, expressed the pleasure for the cooperation with the IPO of the highest quality which is also reflected in the realization of the fourth seminar of the similar kindand she emphasized the high level of expert competence of patent examiners in the Intellectual Property Officein the field of pharmacy, which is highly complex and demands continual improvement of expert skills and the follow up of decisions referring to patent litigation in this field.

There were around sixty participants gathered at the round table. The procedure of patent grant in the EPO and IPO, the practice of research and examination of patent applications in the field of pharmacy with the special emphasize on the first, second, and other utilizations of the medicament, was the subject matter of presentations of patent examiners from the EPO, Astrid Langer and Gabriela Greif along with Jelena Tesic and Ivana Krdzic, patent examiners at the Chemistry Department and Chemical Technology of the IPO. Special attention was dedicated to the most relevant decisions of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office in the field of pharmacy, as presented by Astrid Langer and Gabriela Greif.

Pia Biork, the representative of the European Patent Office thanked for the open and constructive discussion with the domestic examiners and the pleasant atmosphere in the course of the working visit lasting for two days in Belgrade. She supported the efforts of the Serbian examiners and the IPO as a whole, to follow the dynamic changes in the field of patenting in pharmacy.

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<![CDATA[CELEBRATION OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY]]>, 27.04.2018. Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 e The assembly was opened by the IPO of the Republic of Serbia Director Mr. Vladimir Maric. In his speech, the IPO Director emphasized the importance of intellectual property protection of all kinds of creations of human mind, and in particular, in fast growing industries like the creative industries and businesses related to them. This branch of industry employs almost six percent of mostly younger population with university degree in this country. Intellectual property is of essential importance for the successful policy of innovations, for the securing of economic growth and stability and patents play a key role there, as the instrument for the strengthening of competitiveness. Mr. Maric emphasized that the issue of key importance for the Republic of Serbia is the fulfilling of recommendations of the European Commission for the closing of Chapter 7, that was opened last year, and that is the passing of new legislation in the field of intellectual property.

The Minister for Innovations and Technological Development , Mr. Nenad Popovic, while addressing the assembly, emphasized that the system of IP protection is the constituent part of the innovation eco-system of the Republic of Serbia and that the state shall do everything possible to improve the condition in this field. It is not enough to finance innovations, but it is also necessary to implement the protection procedures and the task of the state is to work systematically on the motivation of the young researchers, entrepreneurs and companies to contemplate the protection of their ideas. Apart from the supreme knowledge created in science , Serbia must develop the creative and innovative engineering which shall be measured not only by engineering achievements but also innovations protected by a patent. Knowledge as such is not sufficient, but it must be transformed into the product that has market value.

The Asst. Minister from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development , Mr. Sasa Lazovic , in his speech, stated that it is important to speak often about the issues of IP protection in public in order to raise awareness and culture of use of this instrument for protection of innovations. The World Intellectual Property Day that the IPO celebrates is one of such occasions as well as the recently held presentation of WIPO awards in different categories of IPR also organized by the IPO.

In the address of the representative of the Customs Administration, Sonja Lazarevic, Asst. Director for the control of the implementation of the Customs regulations emphasized that the Customs Service of the Republic of Serbia in the previous period contributed greatly with its results to the enforcement of measures for the protection of IP in the commerce of goods and at the border. She stated that, in the course of 2017, almost 1.5 million pieces of different products were seized at the border infringing IP right, and only from the beginning of this year more than 250,000 forged sweets intended for the youngest generation were destroyed. Mrs. Lazarevic announced that today electronic data base is made operational which will be publically available with data on the procedures conducted in accordance with the requests of the holders of rights for the protection of intellectual property.

The assembly was also addressed by Snezana Djordjevic, founder and owner of the business company “Agrounik”, and in her presentation she stated the importance of the implementation of science in economy, in particular through the example of her company doing business. IPR in the ownership of this company, in particular registered patents and trademarks, were the indispensable means for the protection of investments in knowledge, research and visibility of Agrounik at the market.

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<![CDATA[April 26, 2018 – WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY]]>, 26.04.2018. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 e The Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia organizes today the celebration of the World Intellectual Property Day.

April 26 is the international Intellectual Property Day. On that day, on the basis of a decision of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), human creativity is celebrated along with the contribution that the authors and inventors give to the development of human society all over our planet. The Republic of Serbia, which has tradition of IP protection for longer than one century shall join the WIPO and numerous other countries in the celebration of that international holyday and is on the map of countries that celebrate it. This year, the World Intellectual Property Day celebrates brilliance, talent, curiosity and bravery of women that initiate changes in our world and gives meaning to our future together.


At the gathering at the Intellectual Property Office, the presentations shall have Mr. Vladimir Maric, Director of the IPO, Mr. Nenad Popovic, Minister for Innovations and Technological Development, Mr. Sasa Lazovic , Asst. Minister for Technological Development, Technology Transfer and Innovations, Ms. Sonja Lazarevic, Asst. Director of the Customs Administration, Sector for the Control of Customs Legislation. Finally Mrs. Snezana Djordjevic, recognized by her scientific work and awarded several times in the category of entrepreneurs, owner and founder of the business company Agrounic Ltd. shall present and give examples from practice about the implementation of scientific research in economy and the implementation of IPR in doing business.

The beginning of our celebration in the Hall of the IPO is planned for 14.00 p.m.

Read more about the topic of the World Intellectual Property Day here.


Promotional film:

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<![CDATA[VISIT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC]]>, 24.04.2018. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 e 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[EUROPEAN PATENT ACADEMY SEMINAR “IP PRE-DIAGNOSIS – CONSOLIDATION SEMINAR”]]>, 20.04.2018. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 e European Patent Academy two-day seminar “IP pre-diagnosis – consolidation seminar” was organized at the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia. The event was chaired by Antoine Rety, Program Area Manager, European Patent Academy, European Patent Organization while welcome remarks and introduction were given by Mr Vladimir Marić, Director of the Intellectual Property Office and Ms Katarina Kubicek, Country Coordinator, European Patent Organization.
Nine lecturers among which three from Serbia held presentations and moderated workshops for over forty participants from the EPO member states.

The Seminar was successfully concluded by awarding certificates to participants.

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<![CDATA[PAN-EUROPEAN SEAL PROGRAM]]>, 10.04.2018. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 e Belgrade University became a member of Pan-European Seal Program network that consists of European universities where intellectual property is studied and two international organizations, European Patent Organization (EPO) and Intellectual Property Office of the European Union (EUIPO).


More about it you may see on the Belgrade University’s webpage.

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<![CDATA[INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MEDIATION]]>, 04.04.2018. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 e On Intellectual Property Office’s webpage new page “Mediation” is opened. On the new page the following headlines are published:

information about alternative dispute resolution for intellectual property disputes you may see here and

public invitation for mediators you may see here.

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<![CDATA[CELEBRATION OF THE 135TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE PARIS CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDUSTRIAL]]>, 21.03.2018. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 e   ]]> http://www.zis.gov.rs/news.258.html?newsId=2020