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NEWS ARCHIVE FOR 2020

THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE ISSUED A BOOK “SHORT SURVEY OF THE WOMEN INVENTORS IN SERBIA IN THE XX CENTURY”

THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE ISSUED A BOOK “SHORT SURVEY OF THE WOMEN INVENTORS IN SERBIA IN THE XX CENTURY”

December 28, 2020

In the honor of 100 years of its existence, the Intellectual Property Office published a book “Short Survey of the Women Inventors in Serbia in the XX century” by Prof. Aleksandar Petrovic, PhD. The book represents a specific homage to the women inventors in Serbia.

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NEW PROGRAM OF SUPPORT FOR  START UPS OF THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PARK BELGRADE

NEW PROGRAM OF SUPPORT FOR START UPS OF THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PARK BELGRADE

December 22, 2020

The Scientific and Technological Park  Belgrade opened an invitation for Raising Starts, new program of support which provides, expert trainings, mentorship and up to 15,000 CHF for the fast development of innovative products and services to start up teams and companies in the early phase of development.

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FILM ABOUT 100 YEARS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

FILM ABOUT 100 YEARS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

December 7, 2020

On the occasion of the 100 years of the Intellectual Property Office, a short film was made in which you can get acquainted with the tradition of intellectual property protection in Serbia, as well as with the history of the Office, which was founded on November 15, 1920. In the film, you will also see the competencies of the Office, as well as the experiences of our clients in the protection of intellectual property rights. You can watch the film HERE.

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WEBINAR EU TRADEMARKS LAW

WEBINAR EU TRADEMARKS LAW

December 3, 2020

The webinar EU Trademarks Law was held on 1 and 2 December. The webinar was organized by the Ministry of European Integration and the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Office.

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MONOGRAPH "ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF IPO"

MONOGRAPH "ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF IPO"

November 23, 2020

On behalf of 100 years of the existence of the IPO, the Office has issued a monograph where the history of the activities of the IPO, since its foundation on November 15, 1920, has been described along with the history of IPR protection that goes further back to the past when the Paris Convention has been signed. 

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CONFERENCE ON 100 YEARS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

CONFERENCE ON 100 YEARS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

November 18, 2020

The Intellectual Property Office celebrated 100 years of its existence and work with the online Conference that took place on 17th November 2020. During the Conference there were addresses of the high representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia as well as the most important institutions from the field of intellectual property along with the domestic experts from the various fields, who participated in the panel discussion.
The recording of whole Conference is available at following link: 100yearsanniversary

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CONFERENCE ON THE OCCASION OF 100 YEARS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

CONFERENCE ON THE OCCASION OF 100 YEARS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

November 17, 2020

Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary and watch the live broadcast of the Conference starting today at 11:00 a.m. 100yearsanniversary

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IMPORTANCE OF DESIGN AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT FOR BUSINESS – STORIES FROM SERBIAN COMPANIES

IMPORTANCE OF DESIGN AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT FOR BUSINESS – STORIES FROM SERBIAN COMPANIES

November 11, 2020

The external image of a product, regardless whether it is a product intended for mass consumption or market niches, is one of the key factors that attracts us to a product.

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CELEBRATION OF THE 100 YEARS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

CELEBRATION OF THE 100 YEARS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

November 5, 2020

With great pleasure, we invite you to join us in the celebration of our jubilee – one hundred years of the Intellectual Property Office on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. On that occasion we organize the conference and along with the Director of the Intellectual Property Office and the representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, you shall be addressed also by the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO, the President of the European Patent Organisation – EPO, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office – EUIPO and the Director of the Swiss Intellectual Property Institute.

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IMPORTANCE OF TRADEMARK AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT FOR BUSINESS – STORIES FROM SERBIAN COMPANIES

IMPORTANCE OF TRADEMARK AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT FOR BUSINESS – STORIES FROM SERBIAN COMPANIES

November 4, 2020

Trademark is sometimes one of the most valuable assets of some business company, although it represents intangible assets, so, for example, the trademarks of companies such as Coca Cola and Apple are some of the most valuable trademarks in the world.

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WEBINAR EU COPYRIGHT LAW – COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN THE DIGITAL ERA

WEBINAR EU COPYRIGHT LAW – COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN THE DIGITAL ERA

October 30, 2020

The webinar EU Copyright Law – Copyright protection in the digital era was held on 28 and 29 October. The webinar was organized by the Ministry of European Integration and the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Office.

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IMPORTANCE OF PATENTS AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS FOR DOING BUSINESS – STORIES FROM SERBIAN COMPANIES

IMPORTANCE OF PATENTS AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS FOR DOING BUSINESS – STORIES FROM SERBIAN COMPANIES

October 28, 2020

This year, we shall celebrate 100 years of existence and work of the Intellectual Property Office. In the framework of the celebration of this jubilee, several short films have been recorded on the use of intellectual property rights in conducting business activities in our companies, holders of patents, trademarks and designs.

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PRINCIPLES OF COMMON PRACTICE EU - CP 5

PRINCIPLES OF COMMON PRACTICE EU - CP 5

October 27, 2020

Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia successfully cooperates with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in harmonizing EU Principles of Common Practice in trademarks field. In cooperation with the EUIPO, Principles of Common Practice (CP5): Relative Grounds – Likelihood of Confusion (impact of non-distinctive/weak components), are translated and included in the Guidelines for the procedures of granting of trademarks and in the procedures of trademarks registration, which can be seen on the IPO’s website.

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WIPO MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION WORKSHOP

WIPO MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION WORKSHOP

October 15, 2020

We have a pleasure to announce that World Intellectual Property Organization, with support of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) is organizing an online WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop from 16 to 18 November 2020.

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THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE (EUIPO) AND THE DELEGATIONS OF WEST BALKANS STATES HELD

THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE (EUIPO) AND THE DELEGATIONS OF WEST BALKANS STATES HELD

September 24, 2020

During the course of the 61st session of the Assembly of the member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), on September 23rd, 2020, virtual meeting has been held at the high level of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) with the delegations of the West Balkans states, that have the observer status in the EUIPO. The meeting, presided by EUIPO Executive Director Christian Archambeau, was organized to exchange information on the activities of institutions during the previous year and to consider important issues of further mutual cooperation.

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THE 61ST SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE WIPO

THE 61ST SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE WIPO

September 23, 2020

In the period 21-25 September 2020, the 61st session of the Assembly of the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO is held in the hybrid format, in compliance with the health situation caused by the pandemics of Covid 19 and the protective measures. During the introductory addresses of the member states of WIPO, the Director of the Intellectual Property Office, Mr. Vladimir Maric, gave a statement in which he emphasized the activities of the IPO in the previous year in the new circumstances, unprecedented in the later world history, from which we underline the following.

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WIPO CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL DIGITAL CONTENT MARKET

WIPO CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL DIGITAL CONTENT MARKET

September 14, 2020

The World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO organizes on-line conference on the global market of digital content from September 16 – 18, 2020  at 13 p.m. to 15.30 p.m.

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SERBIA IN THE GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2020

SERBIA IN THE GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2020

September 9, 2020

Global Innovation Index (GII) is a project established in 2007 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Since then, Global Innovation Index Annual Reports have been prepared every year.

According to the new Global Innovation Index (GII) Report 2020 published on 3 September 2020, Serbia was ranked on 53. place, which is a four places improvement in comparison to 57. place in 2019. Global Innovation Index ranks economies from around 130 countries according to their innovation capacities through 80 very detailed input and output innovation indicators.

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ON-LINE CONFERENCE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INTERNET

ON-LINE CONFERENCE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INTERNET

August 28, 2020

The Conference “Intellectual Property and Internet 2020” shall be held on September 4, 2020 with the beginning at 10 a.m. The Conference is jointly organized for the fifth time by the Faculty of Law of Belgrade University and the Foundation  “Register of the National Internet Domains of Serbia” (RNIDS). Due to the pandemics of Corona virus, the Conference shall be held on-line, and the interested parties shall be able to follow it directly by using the following link.

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BROCHURE "SERBIA – EMERGING TECH DEVELOPMENT HUB"

August 25, 2020

The new brochure: Serbia – Emerging tech development hub is available at: https://innovations.serbiacreates.rs/

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FIGHTING PANDEMICS COVID-19

FIGHTING PANDEMICS COVID-19

August 6, 2020

Involving inventors and researchers in science to fight against the pandemics COVID-19 led to the creation of new inventions, which can be used for the suppression of this corona virus but also other damaging consequences caused by corona  virus in health and economy, in our country as well as in other countries stroke by the pandemics.

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WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO) MASTER “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES” IN POLAND

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO) MASTER “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES” IN POLAND

August 4, 2020

We have a pleasure to announce an invitation of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for two-years Master program “Intellectual Property and New Technologies” jointly organized by the WIPO, the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE VISEGRAD PATENT INSTITUTE CONCERNING INTERNATIONAL PATENT APPLICATIONS WAS SIGNED

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE VISEGRAD PATENT INSTITUTE CONCERNING INTERNATIONAL PATENT APPLICATIONS WAS SIGNED

July 29, 2020

In accordance to the WIPO Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia and the Visegrad Patent Institute signed the Memorandum of Understanding concerning functioning of the Visegrad Patent Institute as the International Preliminary Examination and International Search Authority for international (PCT) applications submited by citizens of the Republic of Serbia or persons having residence or business headquarters in the Republic of Serbia. The Memorandum of Understanding enters into force on 1 September 2020.

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10 JULY – DATE OF BIRTH OF NIKOLA TESLA AND THE DAY OF SCIENCE IN SERBIA

10 JULY – DATE OF BIRTH OF NIKOLA TESLA AND THE DAY OF SCIENCE IN SERBIA

July 10, 2020

At today’s day, on 10 July 1856, in Smiljan, Nikola Tesla was born, and that day was proclaimed as the Day of Science in the Republic of Serbia. Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was without a doubt one of the greatest world inventors having in mind that our everyday life is based on his inventions.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

July 8, 2020

In compliance with the health situation  in the city of Belgrade, we ask all the users of our services to perform communication with the Office by telephone or post as well as to file requests or applications by the e-mail portal or at the address of the Intellectual Property Office, Kneginje Ljubice 5, Belgrade.

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THE AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION FOR ENHANCING OF THE USE OF MEDIATION IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES IS SIGNED BY THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, COMPETENT COURTS AND THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

THE AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION FOR ENHANCING OF THE USE OF MEDIATION IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES IS SIGNED BY THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, COMPETENT COURTS AND THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

June 29, 2020

On 28 May 2020, Ministry of Justice of Republic of Serbia, Commercial Court of Appeal, Commercial Court in Belgrade, Court of Appeal in Belgrade, High Court in Belgrade, and Intellectual Property Office signed the Agreement on Cooperation for enhancing of the use of Mediation in in Intellectual Property Disputes.
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, a special ceremony is postponed and will be subsequently organized with the aim to officially present and promote the Agreement when circumstances allow.

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WEBINAR “MEDIATION UNDER THE WIPO RULES” - WIPO ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION CENTER

WEBINAR “MEDIATION UNDER THE WIPO RULES” - WIPO ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION CENTER

June 8, 2020


We have a pleasure to announce that the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center will host the webinar “Mediation under the WIPO Rules” on Tuesday, 16 June 2020, in two terms, from 10.00 - 11.00 a.m. and from 17.00 – 18.00.

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ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ONLINE DATABASE OF IP JUDGEMENTS - WIPO Lex-Judgments

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ONLINE DATABASE OF IP JUDGEMENTS - WIPO Lex-Judgments

May 14, 2020


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has notified Member States that the current database of IP laws and treaties (WIPO Lex) is expanding to include IP judgments in companion database entitled WIPO Lex-Judgments. WIPO Lex-Judgments is expected to be released to the public by the end of 2020.

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DATA FROM THE TRADEMARKS FROM SERBIA – IN THE WIPO DATA BASE – GLOBAL BRAND DATABASE

DATA FROM THE TRADEMARKS FROM SERBIA – IN THE WIPO DATA BASE – GLOBAL BRAND DATABASE

May 5, 2020

From April 30, 2020, in the data base – Global Brand Database, maintained by the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO – data are available for over 56,000 trademarks and trademark applications that are registered or in the procedure of registration in the Intellectual Property Office for the territory of Serbia.

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WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY – APRIL 26, 2020

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY – APRIL 26, 2020

April 24, 2020

INNOVATE FOR A GREEN FUTURE

Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

April 2, 2020

The Annual Report 2019 about the activities of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia in 2019 has been published.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE RELATED TO COVID-19

IMPORTANT NOTICE RELATED TO COVID-19

March 25, 2020

The Serbian Government has declared the national state of emergency due to the COVID -19 crisis on March 15th 2020, („Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia“, 29/2020) in the Republic of Serbia.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE ON COMMUNICATION RELATED TO COVID-19

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON COMMUNICATION RELATED TO COVID-19

March 18, 2020

For the safety reasons, during the state of emergency that was officially announced by the Serbian Government on March 15th, 2020, the Office continues to communicate and do the business with clients exclusively by phone or electronically contact page.
The receipt of applications and other submissions will be done through the E-application portal or postal shipments.

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ACCESSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA TO THE MARRAKESH TREATY

March 5, 2020

At the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), on February 24, 2020, the instruments on the accession of the Republic of Serbia to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled were deposited.

This international treaty, with regard to the Republic of Serbia, shall enter into force on May 24, 2020.

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IN MEMORIAM – BLAGOTA ŽARKOVIĆ

IN MEMORIAM – BLAGOTA ŽARKOVIĆ

February 27, 2020

On February 25th, 2020, in the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia, a commemoration was held for the recently deceased, long-time Director of the IPO, Mr. Blagota Žarković. The commemoration was attended by the members of the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Žarković. His personality and lifelong-work was spoken about by Mr. Vladimir Marić, Director of the IPO,  Mr. Slobodan Marković, Ph.D, professor at the Faculty of Law of Belgrade University,  Mr. Aleksandar Petrović, professor at the Faculty of Philology of Belgrade University,  Mr. Andjelko Glavašević, President of the Administrative Board of the Association of Inventors of  Vojvodina  and Ms. Branka Totić, Asst.Director of the IPO. At the commemoration, a recording from the archives of the RTS, from the emission Treasury was shown, where Mr. Žarković speaks about the work of Nikola Tesla.

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PAN-EUROPEAN SEAL PROGRAM

PAN-EUROPEAN SEAL PROGRAM

February 24, 2020

As 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), Belgrade University is invited to propose the best young experts for one-year Internship at both international organizations.

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HIGH LEVEL MEETING OF THE COORDINATION BODY

HIGH LEVEL MEETING OF THE COORDINATION BODY

February 20, 2020

On Wednesday, 19 February 2020, in the premises of the Intellectual Property Office, a meeting lasting throughout the day was held at the high level, including members of the Coordination Body for the efficient protection of the intellectual property rights in the Republic of Serbia and the representatives of the Danish Interagency Network for fighting against infringements of the intellectual property rights, with the participation of foreign experts. The meeting was organized with the support of the Twinning Project of the European Union under the title “Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights”.

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THE TRADEMARK LAW AND THE MARRAKESH TREATY TO FACILITATE ACCESS

January 24, 2020

The Parliament of the Republic of Serbia passed today The Trademark Law and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.

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