EPO President Visits Serbia

Oct 28 2011 - 15:15

On September 21-22, 2011, President of the European Patent Organization (EPO) Benoît Battistelli paid his first official visit to Serbia after the country became the EPO member in October 2010.

Battistelli met with the Serbian Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Bozidar Djelic and Minister of Education and Science Zarko Obradovic to discuss the role of patents in supporting innovation, the harmonization of Serbia’s intellectual property laws with the EU legislation and the EPO’s cooperation with Serbia.

The EPO is currently implementing a EUR 2.2 million (USD 2.9 million) EU-funded project in Serbia aimed at strengthening IP protection in the country. In January 2010, a center for intellectual property information and education was set up at the Serbian IPO as part of this project.

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

Source: Serbian IPO, EPO

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