Zavod za intelektualnu svojinu | News News zavoda za intelektualnu svojinu. Zavod za intelektualnu svojinu <![CDATA[NEW BIG BANG DATE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ST. 26 STANDARD FOR THE DISPLAY OF THE LIST OF NUCLEOTIDE AND AMINO-ACID SEQUENCES IN THE PATENT APPLICATION]]>, 15.10.2021. Fri, 15 Oct 2021 00:00:00 e At the General Assembly of the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), held on October 4-8, 2021 in Geneva, it has been decided that the entry into force of the new WIPO Standard ST.26 should be postponed for July 1, 2022, instead of the previously planned date of the beginning of the implementation of this standard on January 1, 2022.

This postponing was necessary so that the offices could finish preparations for the transfer from WIPO ST. 25 standard to WIPO ST. 26 standard for the sake of simultaneous and coordinated transfer (so called “big-bang” date for implementation ) both on the national and on the regional and international level. In compliance with that, new standard for the preparation of list of the nucleotide and amino-acid sequences WIPO ST. 26 shall start to be implemented for the applications filed starting from July 1, 2022.

<![CDATA[BILATERAL MEETING WITH THE WIPO DIRECTOR GENERAL]]>, 13.10.2021. Wed, 13 Oct 2021 00:00:00 e In the course of the General Assembly of the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO, on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the seat of the WIPO in Geneva, a meeting was held between the delegation of the Republic of Serbia and the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Mr. Daren Tang.

The Serbian delegation included the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Geneva, Mr. Dejan Zlatanović, Director of the Intellectual Property Office, Mr. Vladimir Marić, Assistant Director of the Intellectual Property Office, Ms. Aleksandra Mihajlovic and attaché of the Mission of the Republic of Serbia in Geneva, Mr. Andrej Stefanović. In addition to the Director General, the meeting was attended also by Mr. Hasan Kleib, Deputy Director General of the WIPO on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Mr. Daren Tang greeted warmly the Serbian delegation and expressed pleasure for exceptional and fruitful cooperation that our country has developed with the WIPO. The Ambassador Zlatanović thanked the Director General on his hospitality and underlined the importance that the World Intellectual Property Organization has for our country. The Director of the Intellectual Property Office informed the Director General about the latest facts regarding the protection of intellectual property in our country, as well as about the current projects of cooperation that our country has realized with the WIPO. On that occasion, Director Marić, on behalf of the Republic of Serbia, presented to the Director General Mr. Tang a book “UNESCO in Serbia”, as well as a package of the traditional Serbian products “Original Serbia”, protected by geographical indications. The Director General Mr. Tang expressed great pleasure for the opportunity to be acquainted with the cultural heritage and traditional products of Serbia. Expressing gratitude for the visit and the gift, Director General Mr. Tang also underlined his wish to visit our country someday, when the situation implying the epidemiological pandemics caused by Covid-19 stabilizes. Ambassador Zlatanović said that the open invitation remains for the Director General Mr. Tang.

<![CDATA[THE 35TH TESLA FEST IS OPENED]]>, 13.10.2021. Wed, 13 Oct 2021 00:00:00 e Yesterday, the 35th Tesla Fest was festively opened as the international festival of innovations and creativity which is traditionally held on October 12-15 every year in Novi Sad in Spens.

Also this year, the Festival gathers innovators, inventors, young talents, researchers from the universities, affirming knowledge and creativity. The Intellectual Property Office participates also this year at Tesla Fest providing consultations regarding the protection of intellectual property rights as well as participating at the Conference which took place on the second day of the Festival.

As part of the program, an exhibition was opened dedicated to Milan T. Jovanović, coppersmith from Novi Sad, which was the holder of the first registered patent, cauldron for baking brandy, in the Administration for the Protection of Industrial Property of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes – today, the Intellectual Property Office. Tesla Fest is held in the organization of Association of Inventors of Vojvodina.

<![CDATA[62 SERIES OF THE WIPO GENERAL ASSEMBLY]]>, 07.10.2021. Thu, 07 Oct 2021 00:00:00 e The delegation of the Republic of Serbia has participated at the 62 series of meetings of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assembly of the member states. It was organized, in hybrid format, from October 4-8, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland, at the seat of the WIPO.

On the second day of the Assembly, in the course of the introductory speeches of the representatives of the WIPO member states, the Director of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia gave a statement on behalf of the Serbian delegation.

In his address, Mr. Vladimir Marić stated that the Republic of Serbia, on this occasion, particularly wishes to express support to the WIPO Middle Term Strategic Plan for the period 2022-2026. It expresses the role played by the IP in the modern world in a clear and complete way. This concise, direct and well- grounded strategic plan expresses the picture of the modern world - torn by controversies and deep inequalities. The IP system has the potential if not to completely remove them, then certainly to mitigate them. This year, with the assistance of the WIPO, Serbia shall start a project to help have deeper understanding of our own innovation system, its good and bad characteristics, with the final goal to improve it - in the interest of all creative entrepreneurs.

At the end of his speech, Mr. Vladimir Maric mentioned this year Symposium devoted to geographical indications, organized by the WIPO last month. „Our country was successfully represented there. WIPO virtual exhibition is, to our mind, a really nice way to promote and make visible in the whole world the national treasure of a certain country. Serbia was part of this exhibition with its traditional products”, Mr. Marić concluded his speech.

<![CDATA[COMPETITION FOR THE AWARDS OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION – APPLICATIONS TILL OCTOBER 25, 2021]]>, 01.09.2021. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:00:00 e It gives us great pleasure to inform you that competition has been announced for the awards of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for 2021 in the four categories of competition.

This competition is organized with the aim to promote importance of the intellectual property protection for the development of modern economy and society, as well as on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia. The competition is organized by the Intellectual Property Office under 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 participate in the competition for the WIPO awards in the following categories:
1. Inventor or group of inventors for patent (WIPO Medal for Inventors)
2. Legal persons for registered industrial design (WIPO IP Enterprise Trophy)
3. Author of monograph/study exhibition in the field of social humanistic sciences (WIPO Medal for Creativity)
4. Pupil or group of pupils of the secondary school for invention (WIPO Schoolchildren`s Trophy)
These prestigious awards shall be handed in on the celebration of the day of our Office on November 15, 2021.

Information about conditions for the winning of awards and manner of applying:
- Here download information about conditions for the winning of awards and manner of applying

Forms of the application for the competition:
- Here take the form of the application for the competition in the first two categories of competition
- Here take the form of application for the competition for the third category of competition
- Here take the form of application for the competition for the fourth category of competition

Applications with the indication “For the award of the World Intellectual Property Organization” can be filed in printed or electronic form directly or by post at the following address AT THE LATEST till October 25, 2021.
Intellectual Property Office
5, Kneginje Ljubice Street
11000 Belgrade
For: Mirjana Jelić or

Additional information about the conditions of the public competition can be obtained by phone: 011/20-25-924.

<![CDATA[WORLD SYMPOSIUM ABOUT INDICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN AND VIRTUAL EXHIBITION PRESENTING THE PRODUCTS FROM SERBIA]]>, 27.08.2021. Fri, 27 Aug 2021 00:00:00 e World Symposium about Indications of Geographical Origin is held on-line from 6-8 September, 2021 with the participation of 27 experts from the whole world. The Symposium represents a forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions about issues concerning utilization and protection of the products and services with the protected indications of geographical origin. More about importance of the indications of geographical origin protection you can read in the text of Mr. Vladimir Maric, Director of the Intellectual Property Office - HERE.

The participants shall have the opportunity, through discussions of experts, to find out more information about the latest events in this field. In the course of the Symposium, virtual exhibition shall be held dealing with the indications of geographical origin from the WIPO member states, representing also three indications of geographical origin from Serbia: “Home made paprika specialty from the town of Leskovac”, “Fresh and pickled cabbage from the village of Futog”, “Lime honey from the mountain of Fruska Gora”. The events are organized under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO.

This Symposium takes place biannually and gathers the representatives of the national offices, manufacturers of products with the protected GI and experts form the field of GI protection. In order to follow up the on-line Symposium this year, you can register by application on the WIPO internet page, where also Symposium Agenda can be found.

<![CDATA[CHONGQING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - INNVITATION FOR ONLINE SEMINAR]]>, 23.08.2021. Mon, 23 Aug 2021 00:00:00 e We are pleased to inform you that “One Belt One Road” Online Seminar on Innovation & Intellectual Property Protection in joint organization of the Chongqing University of Technology and State Intellectual Property Training Center, for intermediate and senior managers from Government, universities, companies, collective copyright management organizations, other IP engaged organizations, and IP representatives will be held from 18 October until 19 November.

Seminar will be organized in English. Besides direct streaming participation, recorded materials will also be available.

Admission Guide for registration and participation can be read here.

<![CDATA[WIPO CONFERENCE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY]]>, 11.08.2021. Wed, 11 Aug 2021 00:00:00 e Program is attached.

The Conference will provide an opportunity to continue discussion on IP and videogames in Central European, Baltic and Mediterranean Countries, and also to present new tools which can enhance strategic use of IP by videogame developers, producers and consumers.

Conference will be organized in English and Romanian. Registration link is here.

<![CDATA[MASTER PROGRAM 2020/2021 “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES”]]>, 04.08.2021. Wed, 04 Aug 2021 00:00:00 e

Further information are available at the following links:
Master’s Degree Programme (
Intellectual Property and New Technologies - IRK (

The deadline for admission for 2021/2022 is August 23, 2021.

In addition, in the academic year 2021/2022 of the Program, four full scholarships (travel, tuition, registration, accommodation, food allowance, health insurance) are provided to candidates working for the Government, University or Research and Development Institute. An application for these scholarships should be made through the WIPO website (

For any additional information, please contact:
Martha Chikowore, Programme Coordinator, WIPO Academy
Justyna Ożegalska-Trybalska, Programme Coordinator, Jagiellonian University

<![CDATA[PRINCIPLES OF COMMON PRACTICE EU – CP8]]>, 10.06.2021. Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:00:00 e 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, EU Principles of Common Practice CP8 - Use of a trade mark in a form differing from the one registered 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.

This way, the IPO continues successful cooperation with the EUIPO in implementation of the EU Principles of Common Practice in trademarks field. The IPO’s Guidelines with the CP8 principles included can be seen on the following link: /prava-is/zigovi/прописи.11.html


“Over her lifetime, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic has made a major contribution to tissue engineering, one of the most promising ways to prolong the human lifespan and improve quality of life,” said EPO president António Campinos, announcing the 2021 EPO Award finalists. “Her scientific innovation, entrepreneurial mindset and patented inventions offer the prospect of safer rehabilitative medicine in musculoskeletal, heart and lung conditions, welcoming a new era in regenerative medicine.”

In 2016, she was granted a European patent for the bone regeneration method she developed. She says patents have been crucial to the commercial translation of her research. “If we see we have a technology that is patentable – meaning something non-obvious which could make a major difference in some area of science, engineering or medicine,” she says, “then we would always file a provisional patent application before we talk about the finding at scientific meetings or publish a paper about it.”

With more than 53 400 citations and more than 420 journal articles, Vunjak-Novakovic is today among the most highly cited engineers in the world and has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her career. In 2007, she became the first woman engineer to give a Director’s Lecture at the National Institutes of Health, and the following year she was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame.

Along with EpiBone, which currently has 20 employees and has attracted more than EUR 9.9 million in funding, Vunjak-Novakovic has co-founded three other companies. These include TARA Biosystems, which engineers heart-like tissue for use in drug screening; Xylyx Bio, which manufactures tissue-specific substrates to support cell growth; and Immplacate Health, which is using mesenchymal stem cells to suppress various autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. She is currently investigating whether their technology could repair lungs damaged by COVID-19 and testing a new treatment based on inhalation therapy, where the active component of the medicine is a molecule secreted by the stem cells.

Along with her entrepreneurship and scientific excellence, Vunjak-Novakovic has also shown an impressive commitment to support colleagues and nurture a new generation of researchers, having trained over 150 junior faculty, clinical fellows, post-doctoral students, and medical and graduate students, many of whom are now either at the faculties across the world or executives in the biotech industry. She considers her role as a mentor as among the most satisfying contributions of her career: “Mentoring is the best and most important component of what we do in academia. The future of engineering and medicine rests on young talent engaged in scientific research,” she says.

Vunjak-Novakovic is named in many patents, including EP2408401 and EP1112348, granted in 2016 and 2005 respectively, which form the basis for her nomination as a finalist of the European Inventor Award 2021.

View the video and photo material for Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

About the inventor

Serbian-American biomedical engineer Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where she earned her PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Belgrade and learned to perform research activities. Currently, residing in New York, USA, she is University Professor, the highest academic rank at Columbia University, and the first engineer to ever receive this distinction. She is also the Mikati Foundation’s Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences, Professor of Dental Medicine and Director of the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering at Columbia University, New York. In 2008 Vunjak-Novakovic was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and has received numerous awards, including the Pritzker Award of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and Shu Chien Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In 2020, she was decorated with the Order of the Star of Karađorđe, Serbia’s highest honour. In 2021, she received the Pierre Galletti Award, the highest honour that the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering bestows on an individual. She has been elected to the Academia Europaea, Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Inventors, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

More about finalists in other categories and about the event follow the link of European Patent Office .

<![CDATA[ANNUAL REPORT OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA]]>, 31.03.2021. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 e The Annual Report 2020 about the activities of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia in 2020 has been published.

The Annual Report 2020 on the IPO activities in 2020 can be downloaded at this link.
<![CDATA[MASTER PROGRAM ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW IN CHINA]]>, 11.03.2021. Thu, 11 Mar 2021 00:00:00 e China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) invited the Intellectual Property Office again this year to propose candidates for the two-year Master Program on Intellectual Property Law sponsored by the Chinese Government as an important element of implementation of the Joint Statement of Pragmatic Cooperation in the Field of Intellectual Property among Countries along the “Belt and Road”.

Accordingly, Intellectual Property Office invites suitable candidates who have more than two years working experience in intellectual property, university degree resulting from at least four-year program, who are fluent in English and not older than 40 years to apply for the Master Program.

During the first year of the Program, chosen candidates will study at the prestigious faculties in China. After that, they will return to their home countries to complete studies.

Interested candidates should apply to the Intellectual Property Office and send all the necessary documentation not later than 10 April 2021.

Instructions and explanations about the Master Program you may read in Annex 1 and Annex 2. For additional questions and clarifications as well as for needed application forms, be free to contact Tatjana Stevanović on or 2025 951.

<![CDATA[PAN-EUROPEAN SEAL PROGRAM]]>, 04.03.2021. Thu, 04 Mar 2021 00:00:00 e 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 this year as well invited to propose the best young experts for one-year Internship at both international organizations.

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


We have a pleasure to announce that the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center will host the webinar “Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Information Technologies (ICT) Disputes” on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 according to the attached program.

Registration link is the following:

<![CDATA[APPLICATION FOR THE SUPPORT PROGRAM “RAISING STARTS”]]>, 18.01.2021. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 00:00:00 e Apply before January 25, 2021 and secure support  for the fast development of the innovative idea. Support program “Raising Starts” of the Scientific and Technological Park Belgrade offers also expert and financial support for the development of the innovative  products and services, without intruding into the ownership. The teams will work with the top local and international mentors and for the best teams, financial support of 15,000CHF per team has been secured.
The program will enable the start ups in the early phases of development to validate their idea and expand business through the intensive training for the business development, mentorship, as well as covering expenses intended for the creation of prototype, development of business model, market examination, testing of first buyers, protection of intellectual property and other expenses connected with the development of new products or services. The application form and more information are available at

The start up teams can apply for the program (if they have at least two members) along with the companies providing they are not older than two years before the opening of the invitation, if they develop innovative products and services to overcome the obstacles on the way from the innovative idea to readiness for the investment to enter the global market. The program of the Scientific and Technological Park Belgrade is enforced with the support of the government of the Swiss Confederation.