Marija Kjoseska MA, IP Attorney from the Intellectual Property Agency BERIN LTD Skopje, held two lectures within the International Fair of Contemporary Art Paratisima Skopje 2017 in the Youth Cultural Center (YCC) on June 17, 2017.
The first lecture was on the topic "The Intellectual Property for the artists and professionals in the field of art and creative industries: Protect your advantage before the competitors", while the second theme was "Design in different light: protection of industrial design as award of the creativity and impetus for economic development ".
The attendees, artists, designers and creative individuals through these lectures had the opportunity to get acquainted with the basics and various types of intellectual property, the possibilities offered in this area, the possibilities for protection of industrial design as an industrial property and part of intellectual property, as well as the goals and benefits of protection of their own creative work.
The lectures caused great interest among the participants at the international fair Paratisima Skopje 2017, as a result of which discussions were developed after the talks.
Paratisima Skopje is an international fair of contemporary art that is open to all forms of art and creativity and this year was held for the fourth time. The participation of BERIN on this event is a result of the joint cooperation with Paratissima Skopje.
BERIN participated on INTA 2017
The 139th Annual Meeting of the International trademark association INTA 2017 took place In Barcelona (Spain), from 20-24th May 2017 and was attended by almost 11.000 participans (patents and trademarks attorneys) worldwide. The Agency for Intellectual Property BERIN participated on the meeting with four members and one associate: Prof. Dr. Gjorgji Filipov, founder, Dipl. Eng. Liliana Filipova, co-founder, Dipl. Eng. Vanco Damjanski, CEO and Marija Koseska LLM & Dipl. Eng., head of Trademarks department. The organization included also Maja Damjanski, Dipl. Psychologist, counselor for publishing and communications from Skopje and Mr. Ivan Ivanov, associate, from Sofia. BERIN performed Seminar-Workshop for the partners from China and other countries of Far East on 22th May 2017.
On the opening ceremony of the Assembly spoke CEO of INTA, Etienne Sanz de Anedo, President of INTA, Josef Ferretti from Pepsi Co., and members of the Project team to this year's meeting: Jomari B. Fredericks, from Rotary International Inc. (USA) and Slobodan Petoshevic, Luxembourg. Keynote speaker was the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport and the Speaker of the Spanish Government, Dr. Inigo Mendez de Vigo. All speakers gave their views on the further development of The Association and discussed the INTA influence on industry-related to intellectual property rights (only the value of all patents worldwide is estimated at 2.3 threellion USD). Minister de Vigo addressed the importance of IP industry aimed at the protection, dissemination and promotion of the historical heritage of Spain and cooperation in culture, maintenance of state museums, art works, public libraries and books, other literary creations, as well as film and other types of audiovisual activities.
After the speech of minister De Vigo, he met Prof. Filipov. Filipov thanked to the minister for the organization of the event and spanish engagement in protection and promotion of IP. On Berin’s Seminar, besides Filipov, Damjanski & Koseska were featured the lectures also by MA Mladen Vukmir of "Vukmir and Partners" (Croatia) and MA Aglika Ivanova from "IP Consulting" (Bulgaria). Berin IP Agency thanks to all lecturers and participants on the Workshop.
ATTOPRNEY ILIEVSKI ATTENDED THE 84th SESSION OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE FOR TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN EPI
BERIN’s patent attorney Bogoljub Ilievski attended the 84th meeting of the Standing Committee for technical and operational activities in the European Patent Organization (EPO) that was held on May 10th, 2017, in Munich (Germany). This Committee has more than 100 members (two members from each member states of the EPO as well as associate members countries of this organisation). The European Patent Office was represented by 26 member delegations headed by three vice-presidents: Dr. Raimund Lutz, MA Gila Minos and Mr. Alberto Casado. The composition of this committee is complemented by a representative of Intellectual Property Office of the EU (EUIPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and European Patent Institute (EPI).
Dipl. Eng. Bogoljub Ilievski, Macedonian and European patent attorney, head of Department for Patent in BERIN intellectual property Agency has been elected as a delegate of the European Patent Institute (EPI) in the permanent advisory body for quality at the European Patent Office. It is a body of the European Patent Organization whose primary focus is the quality of the patent process.
Ilievski is responsible for implementing the system for managing quality within the ISO 9001: 2008 in BERIN intellectual property Agency. With his appointment as a delegate of the European Patent Institute (EPI) he will convey the experiences and expectations of the system of quality companies dealing with professional representation before the European Patent Office (EPO) and that are end-users of the products and services that organization.
The Committee adopted the reports of the groups for cooperation between the Member States in the field of electronic submission of applications, patent classification, quality and information technology. The committee has scheduled the nex session in May next year, which will be held also in Munich.
82nd GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT INSTITUTE
From 23 to 25 April 2017 in Munich (Germany) was held the 82nd General Assembly of the Council of the European Patent Institute, an organization of European patent agents, which has 11,500 members from 38 European countries. The Assembly was attended by 136 delegates, among them four from Macedonia. During this Assemble was elected the new president, Francis Leidern from Belgium, whose vice presidents will be Dr. Barbara Kunic, Slovenia and Dr Haik Fogelsang, Germany. New General Secretay is Roazh Pereira from Portugal.
Prof. Dr. Georgi Filipov and Bogoljub Ilievski, Macedonian and European patent agents had the chance to meet lots of their colleagues from Europe and members of the newly elected leadership, i.e. the President of the European Patent Office, Dr. Benoît Battistelli and Vice Presidents Dr. Raymond Lutz and Mr. Zeljko Topic. The Assembly also elected a new Disciplinary Committee. The executive director of BERIN and European patent attorney and Macedonian, Vancho Damjanski, is elected as a new member of this Disciplinary Committee.
The Assembly was adressed by the EPO president, Battistelli, who emphasized the growing number of patents granted by the EPO (40%), making this organization took first place in the organization and productivity in the world. Europe is an exporter of patents and technology in the remaining four global "competitors": US, South Korea, China and Japan.
Most Innovative European company is Philips, and most innovative nation according filed patent applications per capita is Switzerland, followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Austria, and the new EU member states, Slovenia is above all, that the 20 seats in Europe. According to the absolute number of applications Germany is ranked third in the world, after the USA and Japan. According to the "strength" of patents, it is in second place, after the United States.
The Assembly adopted the reports of the reporting groups and discussed the issue of restructuring in accordance with technological, social and political changes in the world. The Assembly has scheduled the next session in November to be held in Warsaw (Poland).
INTA PRE-ANNUAL MEETING RECEPTION IN ZAGREB
On March 17th, 2017 in Zagreb was held an introductory event within the regular preparations for the upcoming Аnnual Conference of the International Association of Trademark Owners ( INTA) attended by the BERIN's representative, Mr. Vancho Damjanski.
The Law Firm Vukmir and associates as organizer of this event, that took place at the Hotel Esplanade in Zagreb, was the hosts of one the series of preparatory events that precede the regular annual INTA conference.
At this event beside the opening speech of Mr. Mladen Vukmir, there were also speeches of the deputy director of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia, Ms. Rachki Marinkovich, and the head of the department for trade marks and designs at the Office, Mrs. Visnja Kuzmanovich, who referred to the new trademark law and its compliance with Directive 2015/2436 of the European Union.
The event was attended by the representatives of many IP Agencies from the region and as well by some of the heads of departments of Intellectual Property of many Croatian companies.
The presentations were followed by a short reception for the attendants to meet each other and share contacts.
Symposium on nanotechnology and The Official Meeting of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
The founders of BERIN Intellectual Property Agency, Liljana Filipova and Ambassodr, prof. d-r Gjorgji Filipov, both Macedonian and European patent agents, during their visit to Austria attended two events in Salzburg: "Symposium on nanotechnology" held on March 3rd, 2017 and "The Official Meeting of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts" on March 4th, 2017.
The events wer organized by the Academy under the auspices of the Austrian Government, Salzburg University, Mozarteum University and the "Schaeffler" Company. The Symposium featured the latest advances in the field of nanotechnology by professors Hans Zunk, Marcel van de Voorde, Stefan Lobby, Ivan Shtich ("Atom by Atom"), Martin Shlot ("Magnetic Data Storage"), Hans Joerg Fecht ("Advanced manufacturing through the convergence from micro to nanotechnology - top dawn versus buttom up"), Herbert Glietcher ("Nano Glasses: a door to a new world of technology"), Ernest Wagner ("Nanomedicine- Strategies to targeted therapy"), Birgit Shpenkun ("Development and application of nanoparticles as a system for taking medicines to treat the cancer"). The discussion was moderated by professor Briggite Tag. Besides the speeches of the President of the Parlament of the Federal State of Salzburg, Brigitta Palauf, and the President of the Academy, professor Felix Uncker among the Plenum a particular attention and interest caused the impressive lecture "From Dido, the Queen of Carthage, to the theory of black holes") held by the youngest professor at the Vienna University, Dr. Michael Eichmar (30).
The representatives of BERIN had conversations with the President prof. Unker, the Vice/president of the Academy, prof. Tag, prof. Glietcher, and the star of the events - the youngest professor Eichmar, as well as with the other colleagues with whom were highlighted the challenges of patent protection and copyright , particulary the inventions in the field of nanotechnology.