Serbia and WIPO Sign Cooperation Agreement

Nov 29 2010 - 10:07

On October 26, 2010 in Belgrade, Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković and Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Francis Gurry signed an agreement between Serbia and WIPO identifying areas for future collaboration.

During his two-day visit to Serbia, Gurry met with a number of high government officials with whom he discussed how Serbia’s economic, social and cultural development can be enhanced by an effective IP system and how WIPO can support the country’s efforts to improve its IP system.

The future collaboration between WIPO and Serbia is based on the activities already in progress such as the development of a national IP and innovation strategy, IPO automation and infrastructure projects, capacity building and training programs that will address the needs of all the key players in IP protection in Serbia.

Gurry visited the University of Belgrade, Serbia’s oldest and largest university, and gave a lecture on the role of IP in innovation and scientific institutions. Gurry also visited Serbia’s IPO, which on November 15, 2010 celebrated its 90th anniversary.

For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional office.

Source: Serbian IPO; WIPO

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