Dipl. Eng. Vanco Damjanski, European and Macedonian patent attorney, executive director of the Agency for Intellectual Property "Berin" and dipl. eng. Bogoljub Ilievski, Director of the Patent Department, participated at the European Conference and at the Industrial Property Fair "IP SERVICE WORLD 2018", (26-27. 11, 2018), held for the 9th time in Munich, the headquarters of the European Patent Organization and the German Patent and Trademark Office. Berin's representatives attended 60 lectures, panels and round tables. They had the opportunity to hear and meet Steve Gong (Google), Belinda Gascoyne (IBM), Michael Gollwitzer (Siemens), B.Josuhn-Kadner (General Electric), Markus Bedenbecker (BMW), Benjamin Paul (Osram) and many other service users and eminent experts in the field of industrial property. The conference was attended by 550 patent attorneys who exchanged experiences on industrial property issues and the connection with innovations, industrial trends, software solutions, blockchain, artificial intelligence and intellectual property management. At the Fair for Industrial Property Services, their capacities were presented by 75 exhibitors from 55 countries of the world. "Berin" performed on an independent stand, through presentations and conversations, introducing visitors to the fair and participants at the conference with the services it provides in the field of patents, trademarks and industrial designs. Damjanski and Ilievski held ten meetings with representatives of several companies, as well as with providers of services in the field of industrial property. Berin's special honor was made by Google's director for patents, Steve Gong, who visited the company's stand and held lunch and talked about the challenges that intellectual property anticipates in the near future. The Berin Agency was the sole representative of the fair from the region of Southeastern Europe.
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.
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 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!
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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