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Slovenian Intellectual Property Office

  • The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office and the Visegrad Patent Institute (VPI) today concluded a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at supporting the innovation ecosystems of Slovenia and the four VPI countries through joint activities.

  • Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), visited the Jožef Stefan Institute, met with representatives of Slovenian collective management organisations and the winners of this year's Innovation Day, as well as with startup companies at the Technology Park in Ljubljana.

  • Slovenia retained its 33rd place among 132 countries in this year's ranking. Switzerland retained the top spot among the world's most innovative countries, a position it has held for more than a decade.


  • The importance of intellectual property for society as a whole discussed at meetings with presidents

    Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), met with the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the President of the National Assembly, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation and the Minister of Economy, Tourism and Sport. They discussed the importance of intellectual property as a catalyst for development for society as a whole.

  • Minister Han on the preparation of the first national strategy with Director General Tang

    Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), is visiting Slovenia. He and Minister Han discussed the preparation of Slovenia's first national intellectual property (IP) strategy. This will help to improve understanding and respect for intellectual property rights and, as a result, improve the environment for innovation and a competitive economy.

  • Signing of an agreement to speed up and cheapen invention protection procedures for Slovenian companies

    The signing of the Working Agreement between the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Organisation on search co-operation will enable applicants to obtain quality information more quickly in patent grant procedures. Applicants for European and international patent applications will be able to obtain additional financial benefits for an invention that has been pre-examined by the European Patent Office.

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.