Please be informed that the integration of the State patent Bureau of Lithuania into the EU harmonized database of goods and services has been successfully completed.
President of the Office for Harmonization in Internal Market (OHIM) António Campinos attended a meeting with the representatives of Lithuanian Republic State Patent Bureau (SPB) during his visit to Vilnius on the 8th of October. Among main topics covered - technical cooperation and Lithuania’s participation in projects of Cooperation Fund including a discussion on Lithuania’s more active role in the activities of the Observatory at the OHIM as well on the participation in other enforcement of IPRs related projects. OHIM positively views performance of experts from national offices that have been deployed in OHIM – one of which is R. Barakauskiene, a senior expert of Trade marks Division of SPB.
Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office (EPO), met P. Austrevicius, Lithuanian Deputy Speaker, on the 9th of October. Discussions held during the meeting covered actualities of intellectual property protection and patent politics in fields of innovation and development. The European Unitary Patent system was another important issue discussed.
An agreement between Lithuania and European Patent Office has been signed on the 9th of October in Vilnius – Lithuania has been provided with simplified conditions for using EPO sources for checking the patentability of inventions claimed in national patent applications. It is expected that the quality of inventions should increase due to improved and financially more attractive patentability checking. Intellectual property protection is an important issue in the European economy today: recent study indicates that approximately 35 percent of workplaces in EU are generated by Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) intensive industries.
Benoît Battistelli, President of European Patent Office is coming to Lithuania this October. He will participate in the international conference, by the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Following an invitation to tender published on 31/08/2011, the services of the European Commission contracted the law firm Baker & McKenzie to carry out a study on the role of trade secrets and confidential business information as possible drivers for innovation, competitiveness and economic growth in the EU.
Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Francis Gurry will come on an official visit to Lithuania for the first time. On the 8th of October he will participate in the international conference on intellectual property issues which will be organized in Vilnius by the State Patent Bureau (SPB) of the Republic of Lithuania. This event is part of Lithuanian Presidency of the European Union Council. During his visit F. Gurry is planning to meet President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, members of the Cabinet.
Launched in 2006, the European Inventor Award is presented annually by the European Patent Office. The Award is presented in five categories: Industry, Research, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), Non-European Countries, and Lifetime Achievement. Entry forms for the European Inventor Award 2014 should be submitted until 30 September 2013.
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The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania, together with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), had organized the elections of Young Inventor’s Award of the World Intellectual Property Organization for the third time.