The Chairman of the Board of the Agency for Intellectual Property "Berin", prof. Dr. Gjorgji Filipov, member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, participated in the work of the 8th Conference of the Danube Academy of Sciences and Arts, which was held on 21-22 September 2017 in Belgrade (Serbia), organized by the Serbian and European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
The program included topics in the field of environmental dangerous in the countries of the Danubian region and the neighborhood and searching for answer, what to do about the protection, but also what is the role of the universities in this action in the development of technologies and innovations which would contribute in that direction. The speakers at the event were the presidents of the Serbian Academy of Sciences (SANU), academician. Vladimir Kostic and of the European (EANU), acad. Felix Unger. Greetings words were given by the president of Alma Mater Européa as well as by the representative of the Slovenian academy, Andrej Kranjc and the representative of the EC, prof. Dr. Miroslav Veskovic. Participants at the event also were addressed by the the EC, Dr. Johannes Khan. Under the moderation of the academics Vladimir Stevanovic and Dejan Popovic have spoken the next participants: prof. Dr Thomas Hein, Wolfram Graf, Andrea Funk, Gertrud Haidvogl, Florian Pletterbauer, Rafaela Schinegger, Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber, Daniel Trauner, Gabriele Weigelhofer, Prof. Dr Jasmina Šinžar-Sekulić, Dr Aljoša Tanasković, Dr Momir Paunović, Prof. Dr Bela Csányi, Prof. Dr Rumen Kalchev, Prof. Dr. Jovan Despotović, Prof. Dr Marko V. Ivetić, Mr Mihajlo Gavrić, Dr Aleksantar Šotić, Acad. Nicolae Panin, Acad. Cristian Hera, Acad. Boris Bourkinsky, Prof. Dr. Sc. Oleg Rubel, Dr Sc. Pavol Shajgalík, Prof. Dr. Sybille Reichert, Prof. Dr Ivanka Popović, Prof. Dr. Alojz Kralj, Dr Marijana Vidas-Bubanja, Prof. Prof. Dr. Georgi M. Dimirovski, Prof. Dr Vojislav V. Mitic, Ph.D. Dr Marcel H. B. Van de Voorde, Prof. Dr H.J. Fecht, Prof. Dr Ljubiša M. Kocić and Acad. Dejan B. Popović.
Prof. Filipov referred to the significance of the applied researches, making a quantitative comparison of the investigations from the countries of the Danube region that resulted in patent protection. He particularly emphasized the example of Slovenia, Austria and Germany, countries that have the largest number of applied patents-protected researches. Filipov also proposed measures that would promote the activity on this plan to other countries in the region.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a new rule requiring all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings to be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States.
The requirement applies to all trademark applicants, registrants, and parties whose permanent legal residence or principal place of business is outside the United States.
These applicants, registrants, and parties are required to have a US-licensed attorney represent them at the USPTO in all trademark matters.
Additionally, US-licensed attorneys representing anyone before the USPTO in trademark matters are required to confirm that they are an active member, in good standing of their bar, and to provide their bar membership information.
This new trademark rule will be effective as of 3-Aug-2019.
The complete information is avalible at following link....
US tech giant Google said on Sunday it was pulling Huawei's license to use its mobile phone operating system Android, forcing the Chinese company to rely on an open-source version of the software.
New Huawei smartphones will no longer have access to services such as Gmail, maps and YouTube as well as security updates.
However, people already owning Huawei phones will be able to use and update apps already downloaded.
Last week, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by "foreign adversaries" deemed to pose a national security risk.Trump blacklisted Huawei, denying it access to domestic markets and restricting US sales to the company.
"We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications," a Google spokesperson said. .... more
The EPI Council, 86th in a row, was held on May 10 and 11, 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria. About 200 representatives from a total of 12,000 European Patent Attorneys participated, including Prof. Dr. Gjorgji Filipov, founder of Berin and director of Berin International (Vienna, AT) and B.Sc. Eng. Vanco Damjanski, CEO of Berin (Skopje, MK), as two of the four representatives from MK. The seminar, that preceded by the work of the Council, was also attended by the colleague, Ms. Ivona Sekulovska, a lawyer from Berin and Dipl. Eng. and EPA, Liljana Filipova, co-founder. Damjanski participated in the work of this year's meeting of the Disciplinary Committee of EPI as a MK representative. The Disciplinary Committee, as well as the Council, reviewed and adopted the proposal for a fee (EUR 120) for issuing a certificate that no disciplinary procedure is being conducted against a particular European patent attorney. The seminar also examined the theme of the "inventive step" as one of the three main conditions for patenting a particular invention. 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. A decision was also made to introduce the position of "Chief Executive Officer" at the European Patent Institute. In the Annual Report of the EPPC was include the report of Berin’s EPA, Dipl. Ing. Bogoljub Ilievski. The debates continued at the participants' dinner, followed by folklore songs and dance performances from Bulgaria, where several Macedonian folk songs and dances were performed and danced. Sofia was a wonderful host, and Berin's representatives did not miss the opportunity to solidify old friendships and business ties and to open up new ones. For the first time we were representatives from North Macedonia, but with MK code.
We are also attaching some photos with our friends from Greece and Cyprus, with whom we have worked well together so far, but from now on, they did not hesitate to publicly manifest it. Thanks to the organizers, represented by President of EPI, Francis Leider and the hosts, the Bulgarian EPI Group.
PATENT * is a set of exclusive rights granted by the state to the patent owner (inventor or holder) for a specified period in exchange for regulated disclosure of certain details of the invention that may be a device, process, method or composition which is new, possessing innovative contribution and usable or industrially applicable.
BERIN LTD. offers services in the field of protection of patents in the following segments:
* PATENT The term derives from the Latin word patere which means "to be open" (to be presented to the public) and the term letters patent, which originally marked the posh decree that gives exclusive rights to a certain person or business.
TRADEMARK is a right of industrial property, which refers to a distinctive sign used by a person, organization or legal entities for marking on their products and/or services to consumers, and to distinguish their products from those of other entities.
[Conducting administrative proceedings]
[Judicial protection and enforcement]
* A trademark usually is consisted of a name, word, phrase, graphic logo, symbol, device, picture, or a combination thereof. Sign ® is used to denote characters that are registered with the Trademark Law, it is equivalent to the TM symbol used for the territory of North America.
Copyright is a term that covers the rights relating to creation, use and use of the copyrighted works and specific expressions of ideas/information.
Copyright work is intellectual work of a person or group of persons in the field of literature, science, arts and other areas of work, regardless of the type, manner and form of expression.
BERIN is a copyright agency that offers to the customers the following services:
* © is a sign that is used to denote the copyrights to the name of their holder, as a warning that their use is possible only with the holder’s consent.
© - is an abbreviation derived from the term "copyright" and literally means "right to copy".
BERIN through its network of representatives, authorized to represent before all administrative and judicial authorities, provides reliable and professional representation to its customers at all stages of realization and protection of the rights of intellectual property. By continuously monitoring on all legislative changes and practice in cooperation with our customers we provide the optimum outcome of any initiated proceedings.
Representation before administrative bodies covers:
* The representatives of BERIN have been involved in the hearings before the court of the European Patent Office (EPO), representing and defending patent specifications from different fields and on behalf of important companies from the region and beyond.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN is a right of industrial property, which refers to a specific appearance or shape of a body, picture, drawing, contours, composition of colors, texture or combination of them in a way that meets the requirements of novelty and individual character compared to those ones previously familiar to the public. Industrial design is a right that is intended to give the products that are aimed for a certain visual, aesthetic, ergonomic, practical purpose or quality to distinguish them from the rest of the products on the market.
The BERIN Agency in the area of registration and protection of industrial designs offers the following services:
[Conducting administrative proceedings]
[Judicial protection and enforcement]
Berin® Intellectual Property Agency is an internationally active company founded in 1992. The company started on a modest scale, providing services primarily for the national market, and over time developed into a leading full-service IP Provider in the Republic of Macedonia and one of the bigest in the region of Southeast Europe.
Berin® IP Agency has its own network of representatives and/or partner offices in: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, EUIPO (EU Intellectual Property Office), EPO (European Patent Office), EAPO (Euro-Asian Patent Office), Germany, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Company's growth resulted in opening of its own office in Vienna (Austria) in 2014 operating as an indipendent IP R&D consulting and patent anuity and renewals watching and administrating firm under the name "Berin® International GmbH" Vienna.
Berin® IP Agency Ltd offers full range of IPR protection to clients from all over the world and is specialized in preparing and filing patent, industrial designs and trademarks applications, copyright and neighbouring's rights protection as well as in the field of technology and know-how transfer, franchising and licensing. The longstanding connections with intellectual property law firms around the globe allow Berin to serve clients creatively and cost-effectively. Many of Berin's attorneys are qualified to practice in several areas and before domestic and international IP offices, including the EPO, EUIPO, EAPO, above mentioned national IP Offices and specialized organizations and offices, including World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which is administrating Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) as well as Madrid Agreement and Protocol for Trademarks and Haag Agreement for Industrial designs.
Berin's employees are experts of various profiles, engineers from different fields as well as attorneys and IP agents. All of them are well-respected local and international IP experts supported by a team of experienced and multilingual paralegal and administrative staff as well as subject matter experts (SMEs) from different fields such as: mechanical engineering, electrical & electronical, software and computers, chemical and pharmaceuticals, enviromental and civil and architectural engineering as well as jurists and lawyers. Constantly, Berin's team is praised for consistently providing quick, reliable and easily comprehensible service to its clients.
Berin's team believs that quality is a prerequisite when working with a service provider. Since its foundation Berin Ltd. has invested and established an effective Quality Management System to plan, conduct and constantly monitor service quality and guarantee customer satisfaction. The Quality Management System conforms to the internationally accepted best practices as defined in relevant security standards, procedures and guidelines, following ISO 9001:2015 certified by TÜV Rheinland.
Berin® Ltd. today is a symbol of loyal, sustainable and price-wise very competitive IP Partner, performing high quality services in the interest of our international customers. Berin is well known as a regional firm that serves a diverse mix of clients, from individuals to world's leading corporations, most of which work directly with us. The majority of Berin clients require its services at a regional level, from a few to over 30 countries. In addition to this, Berin Ltd. has built a reputation of a European IP firm that successfully handles patent, trademark and design filings and related issues before the national ofiices as well as before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), European Patent Office (EPO) and Eauroasian Patent Office (EAPO) under very competitive expenditures.
1992 : Founding
Georgi Filipov decided to initiate proceedings to establish a company
1993 : Registration
Decision on establishment of enterprise for marketing, research and development BERIN LTD Skopje
1993 : Patents
Filing of the first application for granting patent rights
1994 : Partnership
Liljana Markovska Filipova joined the company as co-owner
1994 : First Industrial Design and Trademark Applications:
Submission of the first application for recognition Industrial Design and Trademark registration
1995 : First PCT Application
Submission of the first international patent of inventor from Republic of Macedonia under the PCT (Treaty Extending Patents)
1996 : Promotion of Inventions
Participation on the International Fair for Inventions and conquering the Grand Prix Eureka 1999
1997 : International Trademarks
First application filed under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
2001 : International Protection of Industrial Designs
First application before the WIPO under The Hague arrangement for registration of industrial designs
2004 : Representation before the EPO
Start of representation before the European Patent Office
2005 : Representation before the OHIM
Start of representation before the OHIM
2009 : Representation before the EPO
Start of representation before the European Patent Office
2010 : Certification
Implemented and certified system for quality management ISO 9001: 2008
2012 : International Fairs
First solo participation on the International Fair of Intellectual Property in Munich- Visit of deputy director of EPO Mr. Željko Topić at the stand of Berin
2014 : Expansion
Founding of Berin International GmbH in Vienna, Austria
2015 : Software
Introduction of (Paperless) completely electronic administration of procedures
2016 : First Macedonian Patent to EPO
First Macedonian Patent recognised in European Patent Organisation
2017 : 25th Anniversary
11 employees, 2 Offices, 3702 Trademarks, 2954 Patents, 278 Industrial designs and 2500 authors
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