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.
Within the activities of the Diplomatic Club Skopje on the occasion of 25 years since the membership of the Republic of Macedonia in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), prof. Dr. Gjorgji Filipov has written a paper on this topic.
The paper has been published in Diplomatic Chronicle, No. 5, June 2018. In the paper are especially considered the following subjects: the creation of the legal regulation in the Republic of Macedonia as a basis for membership in WIPO, the beginnings of the presence of representatives of the Republic of Macedonia in the headquarters of WIPO in Geneva, the Institute for Protection of Industrial Property of the Republic of Macedonia and its activation of the work of WIPO.
The emphasis in the labor is given to the accession to the agreements administered by WIPO, that is, the continuity of the cooperation of the Republic of Macedonia with the World Intellectual Property Organization since 1993 until today.
The full text of the prof. Dr. Filipov can be read on the following link:
On invitation by the "Europa Institute" from "University of Saarland" in Saarbrücken, Germany, prof. Dr. Gjorgji Filipov held a lecture on "Patents" on July 18, 2018. The lecture was part of the Summer School "European Competition Law & Protection of Intellectual Property Rights" (8-21 July 2018), organized for postgraduates and PhD students from the countries of Southeastern Europe and Germany.
During the lecture within three school hours prof. Dr. Filipov focused on the characteristics and challenges of the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the European Patent System, making comparisons with the patent systems of the United States, Japan, Korea and China. Within the framework of his visit to the University of Saarland, prof. Dr. Filipov was introduced to the work of the faculties and institutes of information science and computer engineering at this university (counterpart of the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”).
Dr. Filipov and the Agency for Intellectual Property BERIN express their gratitude to the European Institute, prof. Dr. Thomas Gegerich (executive director of the institute), prof. Dr. Neda Zdraveva (coordinator of the Macedonian group of participants), to the masters Marijke, Jana, Reg, as well as to the doctoral candidates, Dominique and Janik on the reception and assistance during their stay. A special gratitude to all the attendants of the Summer School for their active participating in the lecture.
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.
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* 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:
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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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