BOSNIA IPO PROJECT
In 2015, PETOŠEVIĆ was part of a consortium involved in implementing an EU-funded project (EuropeAid/134241/C/SER/BA), whose main objective was to improve the capacity of the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina by establishing and running centers for information and education at the lnstitute’s head office in Mostar and in the branch offices in Sarajevo and Banja Luka.
ALBANIA COPYRIGHT OFFICE PROJECT
In February 2012, PETOŠEVIĆ participated in the completion of a EuropeAid funded project where it provided technical assistance for the strengthening and enforcement of the capacities of the Albania Copyright Office.
The overall objective of this contract has been to improve the enforcement of copyright and neighbouring rights in Albania so as to contribute to the fulfilment of the conditions of the Stability and Association Agreement (SAA).
INTA ROUNDTABLE ALBANIA
The first INTA Roundtable in Albania was organized by PETOŠEVIĆ on February 25, 2011. The topic of the roundtable focused on a very recent and important development in Albania, the Customs Watch.
There were 28 attendees, including small business owners, judges, lawyers, students, professors, patent and trademark agents and representatives from the Albanian PTO and the Albanian Copyright Office.
The speakers included Irma Cami from PETOŠEVIĆ, Genti Cani, director from Albanian Customs and Matthew Lamberti, an Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator for Eastern Europe from the US Embassy in Sofia. The moderator of the roundtable was Mr. Nika, the director of PETOŠEVIĆ Albania.
NATHAN PROJECT — SERBIA
In 2007 and 2008, PETOŠEVIĆ served as a local subcontractor to Nathan Associates, a consulting organization from Arlington, VA, to help implement a project of operational and organizational technical assistance to the Serbian Intellectual Property Office. The project was financed by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
The main goal of the project was to help the Serbian IPO to restructure and develop new operational protocols for processing patents and trademarks in order to become an efficient and financially self-sustaining agency.
PHARE PROJECT — ROMANIA
PETOŠEVIĆ Romania Project was part of European Union’s PHARE program, which was a financial aid program for the EU candidate countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The project’s objective was to upgrade and harmonize intellectual property rights in Romania and to strengthen the implementing authorities responsible for intellectual and industrial property protection.
The ultimate goal of the project was to fulfill all requirements related to intellectual and industrial property development in order for Romania to become an EU member state in 2007. It was deemed that a proper and strong system of intellectual property rights protection would have a decisive impact both on the stability and the growth of the business environment in this country.
CARDS PROJECT — CROATIA
In 2001, PETOŠEVIĆ took part in the CARDS project, which focused on the development of Intellectual Property in Croatia with the goal to ensure effective protection and enforcement of IP rights in Croatia.
The particular objective of the program was to harmonize IP laws and bring them in line with the requirements of the World Trade Organization (WTO).