Serbian IPO Posts Procedures for Patent Searches and Examination
On August 4, 2009, the Serbian Intellectual Property Office posted on its website the procedures for patent searches and examination.
The procedures were written by Patrick Vermeesch, a registered European Patent Office (EPO) consultant, as part of an EU-funded CARDS program, aiming to harmonize the practices of the Serbian IPO with European and international practices.
The procedures are not legally binding and merely present useful guidelines for patent examiners and professionals, research institutes, universities and inventor associations.
The document outlines requirements for patent applications in Serbia, scope of protection, international precedence, and cases exempt from protection.
For more information, please contact Jovana Miocinovic in our Balkan Regional Office.
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