The International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting2018 was held for the 140th time from May 18-25 in Seattle (USA), the city of Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, Jimi Hendriks, Nirvana and many other glorious companies and individuals who have contributed or marked the development of world industry and culture.
This Assembly was attended by 11000 patent and trademark attorneys from all around the world. The Agency for Intellectual Property BERIN was represented by Vancho Damjanski (Executive Menager) and prof. Dr. Gjorgji Filipov (Founder and Menager of Berin International from Vienna). Prof. Dr. Filipov was also representer of the Faculty of Information Science and Computer Engineering (FINKI) through the work of the committees for professors, academics and workers in the field of intellectual property.
During the INT 2018 the BERIN's representatives attended sixty meetings and took part in the opening of more events as well as the Grand Finale. They also visited the head offices of Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, as well as the first and so far the only Amazon Go shop in America, which operates without vendors and cashiers (Amazon Go). They also did not miss to visit the sightings of other landmarks of Seattle and talk to Ms .Tish Berard (the INTTA President) and Axel Nooderman (the Co-President). The crown of these evenets and meeting was the meeting of Vancho Damjanski with the Starbucks executive chairman, Mr. Huard Schulz.
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.
Within the framework of the educational program of the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Patent Academy, the publication presents the conditions for forced licensing in all legislation that are part of the European Patent Organization.
Our colleague Bogoljub Ilievski, the deputy director and head of the patent department of Berin Doo, as a representative from North Macedonia participated in the chapter for our legislation.
In some cases, national authorities may license companies or individuals other than the patent owner to use the rights of the patent without the consent of the patent owner. “Compulsory licensing in Europe” provides a country-by-country overview of compulsory licensing regimes across the 38 EPC contracting states including possible grounds for grant, procedural framework and jurisprudence.
A special honor and exceptional professional satisfaction was the opportunity to collaborate in the creation of this publication issued within the European Patent Academy which represents the educational part of the European Patent Organization.
More on the following link: https://www.epo.org/learning-events/materials/compulsory-licensing-in-europe.html
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.
Ms. Maria Kjoseska, MSc, European patent attorney, Ambassador Prof. Dr. Gjorgji Filipov, European patent attorney and Liljana Filipova, dipl. Eng,, European patent attorney participated in the work of the 85th Council of European Patent Attorneys, which was held in Helsinki from 9-11. November 2018. About 200 representatives from the 38 countries signatories to the European Patent Convention took part in the work of the Council. On the first day, a seminar was held on the topic "The latest development in the European Patent Organization", initiated after the start of the mandate of the new EPO president, Antonio Campinos. Unusually, almost all delegates attended the seminar.
The second day was dedicated to the working reports submitted by the Chairman of the Board, the Secretary General, the Treasurer, the Internal Audit Committee, the EPI Finance, the Budget, the EPPS, the OCC, the By-Law, the EPO Finance, Disciplinary and the Committee for Harmonization. Previously, a video speech by the EPO President Dr. Campinos was emitted. After each submitted report questions were asked or the comment was commented on. At the end of the working part, a discussion was held on the topic "The future of our (patent agent’s) profession," where it was debated about the role of artificial intelligence in inventions and in the profession of patent attorneys (Whether the robot could be inventor or holder of a patent right?), but also around the "hot topic" - a small number of patents applications from countries that joined the European Patent Organization later than founder’s countries (with the exception of Slovenia) after 2000. On 11.11.18, an excursion was organized for the delegates in order to get familiar with the cultural, historical and technical and technological achievements of Finland. It is agreed that the next meeting will be held in Sofia in March 2019.
Evgenia Divitarova from SOTU "Gorgi Naumov" from Bitola for the invention "CNC Laser Engraving Machine" (MAKINOVA) and Nada Bakalovska from OSO "Aco Ruskovski" from Berovo for the invention "Cream against burned skin" (ECONOVA) are winners of the traditional money -awards with diplomas (Gold Medals for Youth Creativity), awarded by the Agency for Intellectual Property "Berin". The awards were presented to the young inventors by the Deputy Director of "Berin", dipl. Eng. Bogoljub Ilievski, European and Macedonian Patent Attorney, Delegate to the Council of the European Patent Institute in Munich. Berin congratulated the awarded and expects them with their new projects, which eventually are going to be candidates for Macedonian and European patents.... This year BERIN actively participated in all events related to inventors and inventions, the protection of industrial design and patentable inventions, which took place during MAKINOVA and ECONOVA 2018, (23-28.10.2018), organized by Narodna tehnika (National Techique) of Macedonia and the Union of Inventors and Authors of Technical Improovements of Macedonia (SPATUM-UIATIM). Thus, a member of the Commission for Evaluating the Inventions was a Dipl. Eng., Vanco Damjanski, CEO of the company, a Macedonian and European patent attorney, a delegate and a member of the Disciplinary Commission at the European Patent Institute in Munich... The founder of the company "Berin", the ambassador prof. Dr. Gjorgji Filipov, President of the Association of Inventors of Macedonia (SPATUM- UIATIM), from 2000 to 2005 held a lecture on the topic "Goals of the Inventing Activities and Current Conditions with Patents in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)". The lecture was dedicated to the jubilees "70 Years of National Technique" and "60 years of the Union of Inventors and Authors of Technical Advancement of Macedonia (UIATIM)". Dr. Gjorgji Filipov kept several hours in reviewing the exhibited inventions, in association with the inventors and the members of the Evaluation Committee, as well as with some members of the Management Team of the National Technique of Macedonia, the President, Mr. Zoran Todorov and Mr. Pere Mitrev.
Exhibition of inventions and new technologies ”Taiwan INNOCECH EXPO” (Formerly known as TAIPEI INT'L INVENTION SHOW & TECHNOMART / TAIPEI INST)which is a part of the activities of the Taiwan bureau of Foreign Trade and organized by Taiwanese Organization for Foreign Trade Promotion ( TAITRA) this year from 27thto 29thof September have held the exhibition on 17.500 m2 ground with 565 participants and together with the parallel global event, e-Commerce Expo Asia, that was visited by more than 70.000 visitors.
For the official innovation contest 480 inventions were registered from 24 countries as well as one invention from Macedonia represented by our IP Agency Berin.
Invention of Viktor Nastev “Smart Bumps” have been prized with silver medal in the official rank, which is great success for this invention since it fully comply with the slogan of the exhibition slogan “ Sustainability, Innovative Inventions and Future technologies.
Apart from the official ranking two inventions by Macedonian inventots were presented at the show “ Shirt stay “ from Mr. Kristijan Popovski and Mr. Nenad Pantović and ”The water purification plants which uses bio filters” by Mr. Joti Popovski.
*“专利”一词来自拉丁语 “patere”，意指“摊开”（即供公众查阅），而 “letters patent” 原指皇家颁布给个人或企业的某种特权的证明。
*© 就是英文词语 – “copyright” 的简称；这个词字面意义即 “复制权利”的意思。
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