Serbian IPO Opens Center for IP Information and Education
On January 29, 2010, the Serbian Intellectual Property Office opened a center for intellectual property information and education, supported by the EU’s Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) funds and the European Patent Office (EPO).
According to the Serbian IPO, the aim of the center will be to assist in the overall development of the national IP system and in raising public awareness and understanding of IP and its significance. The center’s training programs will address the needs of all the key players in IP protection in Serbia: companies (including small and medium enterprises), research institutes, courts, police, inspectorates, customs, media, legal entities, as well as the general public. All educational programs will be developed with the help of foreign experts and customized to the needs of each specific group of users.
The IPO is currently conducting training of those who will be employed at the center. The work is also being done on furnishing and equipping the center’s premises and on developing the database for its users.
The center is located on the premises of the Serbian IPO. The three-year project’s value amounts to EUR 2.2 million (USD 3 million).
For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic in our Balkan Regional Office.
Source: Serbian IPO
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