At the EPI 87 Council, approximately 150 of the 12,500 European patent agents participated, including Maria Joseska Ilievska and Bogoljub Ilievski of the BERIN Agency, as two of the four representatives from Macedonia
From 8th to 12th, October 2019, in Vienna, largest annual conference of FICPI (Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle) International Federation of Intellectual Property Agents was held.
KJOSESKA AND ILIEVSKI FROM
BERIN ON THE 87TH COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT INSTITUTE
The EPI Council, 87th in a row, was held on November 22 and 23, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. About 150 representatives from a total of 12,500 European Patent Attorneys participated, including Marija Kjoseska Ilievska, Head of TM and ID department in BERIN LTD and Bogoljub Ilievski, Head of patent department in BERIN LTD as one of the four delegates from MK.
The seminar under the name “Forum shopping and European patent infringement litigation in a UPC environment, preceded by the work of the Council. The Chairman and Vice-Presidents of EPI, the Secretary General, the Internal Auditors, the Finance Committee, the treasury secretary and other committees were submitted and adopted reports. Furthermore, lively discussion about new proposed budget plan for 2020 as well about new proposed IP Commercialization committee within epi followed.
The said new committee will look into the issues considering IP Valuation and Monetarization, Portfolio optimization, Assignment of IP rights as well Licensing matters. Still, the main event in this Council was presentation given by the EPO president Mr Antonio Campinos concerning EPO strategic plan 2023.
Mr. Campinos additionally was open to discuss and answer the questions from epi delegates mostly dedicated to status of the new measures concerning improving of the quality management system in the EPO.
The debates continued at the participants' dinner, followed by folklore songs and dance performances from Portugal, Berin's representatives did not miss the opportunity to solidify old friendships and business ties and to open up new ones.
SKOPJE, DECEMBER 03, 2019: "PATENT INFORMATION AND DATABASES" - SEMINAR IN THE ORGANIZATION OF THE PATENT OFFICE OF NORTH MACEDONIA
Representatives of the Berin Agency, Mr. Bogoljub Ilievski and Ms. Kristina Cachoska participated in the seminar on "Patent Information and Databases" organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the State Office of Industrial Property Hotel - Stone Bridge in Skopje on December 3rd 2019
Presentations were made by Ms. Silvia Trpkovska from WIPO Transition and Developed Countries Sector, Mr. Vipin Saroha from WIPO Global Infrastructure Sector as well as a Hungarian expert and patent advisor, Mr. Farkas Szabol.
The seminar, in addition to representatives from the national offices of Albania, Serbia, Montenegro and Bulgaria, was attended by a large number of industrial property rights advocates, inventors as well as state administration representatives who are part of the overall system for protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. property.
The seminar participants exchanged experiences as well as best practices in the use of patent information and databases.
The Berin Agency has awarded the Makinova and Ekonova innovations
The 40th edition of Makinova, International Exhibition of Inventions, Innovations, New Technologies and Products, Technological Improvements, Industrial Design, Trademarks, Youth Researches and creative work and the 17th edition of Ekonova, International Exhibition of Innovations, Inventions and Ideas for promoting green innovation for improving the environment took place at the Museum of the City of Skopje last weekend, November 8th - 10th, 2019
BERIN LTD is a long-time supporter of this event, and encourages the young innovators to contribute to the development of science and industry. B.Eng.Kristina Chachovska from BERIN’s patent department participated in a work of the grand jury for selection of the best innovations from both exhibitions.
In addition, Berin awarded the following traditional awards:
-The most successful young participant of Makinova 2019 in the category of high school students - Orhan Bagashov from Tetovo, under the mentorship of Sabrie Alkin with the innovation "Bionic Hand", a robot hand made by assembling individual parts which are made with 3D printing that can function as a human hand, and whose application could be found in the field of medicine as well as in the world of computer games.
The most successful young participant of Ekonova 2019 in the category of high school students - Milanco Poposki from Prilep, under the mentorship of Professor Goran Mikulek, with the innovation "Bicycle safety vest", which gives a signal if the direction of movement is changed, actually it has the function of the turn signal in cars. This innovation can be applied in daily life, facilitate cycling and contribute to the safety of all traffic participants.
A particularly difficult task was to make a choice and decide who would be rewarded for their work. We are really positively surprised by the enthusiasm, creativity and hard work shown by the young participants, and we are especially pleased with the fact that they are finding a ways to materialize by themselves their brilliant ideas, proving the great potential we have in our country, which lies in youthful creativity.
We wish all Makinova and Ekonova participants much further successes, advancements, many more new ideas, realizations and to continue the journey they are already taking!