Slovenian Intellectual Property Office
Visit to the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and participation in the International Trademark Association meeting
The annual meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) is held in Singapore and attended by the delegation of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office. The delegation also attended an event organised by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, where the Directors of the Slovenian and Singaporean IP Offices exchanged good practices in the field of intellectual property.
Presentation of the practice of the Boards of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office
At yesterday's event, experts from the Boards of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) presented to the Slovenian public novelties and practical examples of how to deal with trade mark and design appeals.
On 26 April, the member countries of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), including Slovenia, mark World Intellectual Property Day. On this day, a campaign is launched to raise public awareness about intellectual property and its role in fostering innovation and creativity.
Draft amendment to the Industrial Property Act for faster and cheaper procedures
Today the Government adopted a draft amendment to the Industrial Property Act and will send it to the National Assembly for consideration under the ordinary procedure. The amendment aims to simplify and cheapen some existing procedures and further align Slovenian regulation with European and international rules.
Naming a meeting room after the great Slovenian inventor Peter Florjančič
A ceremony was held today at the Intellectual Property Office to name a large meeting room after the outstanding Slovenian inventor and cosmopolitan Peter Florjančič. The event was attended by his daughter and grandson, and addressed by State Secretary Dejan Židan and the Director of the Office Karin Žvokelj.
The long-awaited launch of the unitary patent system will mark the beginning of a new era for intellectual property in Europe
How will the unitary patent system simplify and improve the European patent system for the benefit of its users? This was the focus of today's event organised by the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office, the European Patent Office and the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for companies and interested professionals. The system is due to enter into force in April next year.
The main tasks of the Office include the following: carrying out proceedings for granting patents and supplementary protection certificates for medicinal and plant-protection products and proceedings for the registration of trademarks, designs, topographies of integrated circuits and geographical indications, with the exception of those relating to agricultural products, foodstuffs, wines and other products obtained from grapes or wine; keeping registers of industrial property rights; drafting of proposals for amendments of legislation in the field of intellectual property; information services relating to industrial property rights; issuance of authorisations for collective management of copyright and related rights and supervision of their operations; representation of the Republic of Slovenia in foreign and international organisations in the field of intellectual property on the basis of the authorisation issued by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia; and publication of the Official Bulletin on Industrial Property. The Office performs administrative and technical tasks for the Conciliation Board, which operates pursuant to the Employment Related Inventions Act and which is responsible for the settlement of disputes between employers and employees concerning employment-related inventions. The Office provides administrative assistance to the Copyright Board. It also provides administrative assistance to mediators in settling disputes between collective management organisations and representative associations of users of protected works, users and rigthholders, and in case of alternative dispute resolution regarding multi-territorial licensing between collective management organisation and online service providers or between one or more rightholders or other collective management organization.