On Monday, November 15, in the Club of Deputies, on the occasion of marking the 101st anniversary of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia, this institution awarded prizes to the winners of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) competition for 2021 in five categories.
Vladimir Marić, director of the Intellectual Property Office, addressed the audience, emphasizing on this occasion: “The number of applications for industrial property rights, patents, trademarks and designs is growing worldwide. In the world of modern technologies, digitalization and the Internet, the role of intellectual property is no longer the same as before, nor are the needs of IPR holders the same. In such circumstances, national intellectual property offices will also need to adjust their traditional role as bodies registering industrial property rights, and to take greater responsibility in shaping their countries’ intellectual property systems. Our institute already bears the characteristics of the institute of the future “.
Dušan Vučković, Assistant Minister of Economy, Sector for Companies and Business Registers, emphasized in his address: “Employees and the director of the Intellectual Property Office are so professional and expert that it is a real pleasure to work on laws and in all other areas where they touch upon the competencies and scope of the Ministry and the Office. When it comes to European integration and Chapters 6 and 7, which are within the competence and competence of the Ministry of Economy and the Intellectual Property Office, which are intellectual property rights and company rights, the latest report for this year indicates that these chapters are best rated by European Commission ”.
Reward WIPO Medal for Inventors, in the category of inventor or group of inventors for a patent registered abroad and having a specific application, was awarded to Dr. Miloš Stanković, associate professor and head of the Innovation Center at the College of Management and Economics in Kragujevac and research associate at the Institute of Applied Sciences. science in Belgrade, for an invention called Apparatus for destroying weeds. This device is registered in Sweden and is protected by a domestic patent.
Miloš Stanković said about his discovery: “This device destroys weeds at the root and it no longer grows during the season. While I was developing it, the point was ecology and environmental protection. The focus was on ragweed, because I wanted to help people primarily in our country, where a million and a half people suffer from that pollen. I hope we will solve that soon. “
The WIPO IP Enterprise Trophy Award, in the category for domestic legal entities for commercial application of internationally registered industrial design, was received by actor Nikola Kojo, trademark of BAHUS DOO, STRIŽA from Paraćin, who was awarded for industrial design of a new 60 ml bottle solution. for food supplements and other non-alcoholic beverages, which is protected by an internationally registered industrial design for the countries of the European Union, Germany and Russia. Also, the new solution of the bottle is protected by domestic industrial design.
Nikola Kojo said on behalf of the company: “This year is very important for the company because it is celebrating 30 years of existence. Despite the great market competition in the production of non-alcoholic soft drinks, we strive to achieve a high level of product quality and follow global trends by constant investment. We highly respect and appreciate the competition, and it motivates us to be even better, and we are aware of how important it is to create a brand and adequately protect it. “
The WIPO Medal for Creativity Award, in the category of author for a monograph / study exhibition with a catalog in the field of social sciences and humanities, was presented to Dr. Milan Popadić, associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, for the book Discrete Noise of Sandstone-Heritage and its Science Faculty of the University of Belgrade / Center for Museology and Heritology).
Milan Popadić said about the title of the book and its meaning: “The metaphor of sandstone is very old. This constant flow of experience and the relationship of time, the measurement of time, the relationship of heritage and science as two positions that sometimes act in harmony, and sometimes in opposition, seemed to me to be shown through the famous literary and artistic symbolism of the hourglass. When we look at it, it seems like a closed system, but that is not true. Something is still coming out of the sandstone. If we look carefully at the world around us, if we manage to get out of the noise and rage that surrounds us, we will hear a nice and discreet noise. In order to learn that, we have to listen, first of all to each other. “
The WIPO Schoolchildren’s Trophy Award, in the category of students or groups of high school students for the invention, was given to Mari Raičković, 3rd grade students of the Eighth Belgrade Gymnasium and students of the Regional Talent Center Belgrade 2, for the invention entitled: Environmental importance of in vitro propagation of selected mushroom species: The case study of extracellular metabolites. Mara Raičković’s invention belongs to the field of biopackaging for food products.
Mara Raičković stated about the motivation for her invention: “Out of 2.12 billion tons of waste that is disposed of annually, a modest 13 percent is recycled, and as much as 63 percent of that total actually comes from food packaging. It is for this reason that I have decided to focus my interests in this direction and on solving this problem, as well as creating bio-packaging from some natural, non-toxic and biodegradable material. I hope that I will succeed in that and that I will be part of the team that will contribute to solving this problem. “
Maja Badjin Georgijevic, Corporate Communications Manager “MLEKARA SABAC JOINT STOCK COMPANY Sabac”, on behalf of the company received the award for domestic legal entity with the highest intensity of use of the international trademark registration system during 2021 – WIPO Users’ Trophy.
Maja Badjin Georgijevic said on behalf of the company: “This year we are celebrating 90 years of existence, and we export our products to 15 world markets. That is why the protection of our mark and practical recognition is very important to us, so that products cannot be counterfeited, so that we can justify the trust and quality we have thanks primarily to domestic breeders, ie those who supply us with domestic milk. “
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