The delegation of the Agency for Intellectual Property "Berin" in composition of: prof. Prof. Dr. Gjorgji Filipov, MA Maria Koseska and B.Sc. Eng. Liljana Filipova (Associate Member) participated in the work of the 83rd Council of the European Patent Institute (EPI) that took place in Warsaw (Poland) on November 17-19th, 2017.
During the work of the Council the new members of the appropriate committees of the EPI were elected for the period 2017-2020. The representatives of the IP Agency Berin were elected in three EPI Committees: Maria Kjoseska in the Committee for Professional Enforcement, Bogoljub Ilievski in the Committee for European Patent Practice and Vanco Damjansky in the Committee for Disciplinary Procedure. The Macedonian European patent attorneys have representatives in three Committees: Litigation, Education and By-Law.
In addition to the Council was held a seminar on "Patent infringement litigation in EU jurisdictions and the UPC Perspective".The two-day work and friendship with the other 160 colleagues, representing 12,500 patent attorneys from the countries that had ratified the European Patent Convention, provided a real opportunity for exchange of experiences and ideas for the further development of the European Patent Institute and the cooperation of the attorneys within their competencies, both with colleagues, and with their business partners.
US tech giant Google said on Sunday it was pulling Huawei's license to use its mobile phone operating system Android, forcing the Chinese company to rely on an open-source version of the software.
New Huawei smartphones will no longer have access to services such as Gmail, maps and YouTube as well as security updates.
However, people already owning Huawei phones will be able to use and update apps already downloaded.
Last week, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by "foreign adversaries" deemed to pose a national security risk.Trump blacklisted Huawei, denying it access to domestic markets and restricting US sales to the company.
"We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications," a Google spokesperson said. .... more
The EPI Council, 86th in a row, was held on May 10 and 11, 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria. About 200 representatives from a total of 12,000 European Patent Attorneys participated, including Prof. Dr. Gjorgji Filipov, founder of Berin and director of Berin International (Vienna, AT) and B.Sc. Eng. Vanco Damjanski, CEO of Berin (Skopje, MK), as two of the four representatives from MK. The seminar, that preceded by the work of the Council, was also attended by the colleague, Ms. Ivona Sekulovska, a lawyer from Berin and Dipl. Eng. and EPA, Liljana Filipova, co-founder. Damjanski participated in the work of this year's meeting of the Disciplinary Committee of EPI as a MK representative. The Disciplinary Committee, as well as the Council, reviewed and adopted the proposal for a fee (EUR 120) for issuing a certificate that no disciplinary procedure is being conducted against a particular European patent attorney. The seminar also examined the theme of the "inventive step" as one of the three main conditions for patenting a particular invention. The Chairman and Vice-Presidents of EPI, the Secretary General, the Internal Auditors, the Finance Committee, the treasury secretary and other committees were submitted and adopted reports. A decision was also made to introduce the position of "Chief Executive Officer" at the European Patent Institute. In the Annual Report of the EPPC was include the report of Berin’s EPA, Dipl. Ing. Bogoljub Ilievski. The debates continued at the participants' dinner, followed by folklore songs and dance performances from Bulgaria, where several Macedonian folk songs and dances were performed and danced. Sofia was a wonderful host, and Berin's representatives did not miss the opportunity to solidify old friendships and business ties and to open up new ones. For the first time we were representatives from North Macedonia, but with MK code.
We are also attaching some photos with our friends from Greece and Cyprus, with whom we have worked well together so far, but from now on, they did not hesitate to publicly manifest it. Thanks to the organizers, represented by President of EPI, Francis Leider and the hosts, the Bulgarian EPI Group.
Within the framework of the educational program of the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Patent Academy, the publication presents the conditions for forced licensing in all legislation that are part of the European Patent Organization.
Our colleague Bogoljub Ilievski, the deputy director and head of the patent department of Berin Doo, as a representative from North Macedonia participated in the chapter for our legislation.
In some cases, national authorities may license companies or individuals other than the patent owner to use the rights of the patent without the consent of the patent owner. “Compulsory licensing in Europe” provides a country-by-country overview of compulsory licensing regimes across the 38 EPC contracting states including possible grounds for grant, procedural framework and jurisprudence.
A special honor and exceptional professional satisfaction was the opportunity to collaborate in the creation of this publication issued within the European Patent Academy which represents the educational part of the European Patent Organization.
More on the following link: https://www.epo.org/learning-events/materials/compulsory-licensing-in-europe.html
Dipl. Eng. Vanco Damjanski, European and Macedonian patent attorney, executive director of the Agency for Intellectual Property "Berin" and dipl. eng. Bogoljub Ilievski, Director of the Patent Department, participated at the European Conference and at the Industrial Property Fair "IP SERVICE WORLD 2018", (26-27. 11, 2018), held for the 9th time in Munich, the headquarters of the European Patent Organization and the German Patent and Trademark Office. Berin's representatives attended 60 lectures, panels and round tables. They had the opportunity to hear and meet Steve Gong (Google), Belinda Gascoyne (IBM), Michael Gollwitzer (Siemens), B.Josuhn-Kadner (General Electric), Markus Bedenbecker (BMW), Benjamin Paul (Osram) and many other service users and eminent experts in the field of industrial property. The conference was attended by 550 patent attorneys who exchanged experiences on industrial property issues and the connection with innovations, industrial trends, software solutions, blockchain, artificial intelligence and intellectual property management. At the Fair for Industrial Property Services, their capacities were presented by 75 exhibitors from 55 countries of the world. "Berin" performed on an independent stand, through presentations and conversations, introducing visitors to the fair and participants at the conference with the services it provides in the field of patents, trademarks and industrial designs. Damjanski and Ilievski held ten meetings with representatives of several companies, as well as with providers of services in the field of industrial property. Berin's special honor was made by Google's director for patents, Steve Gong, who visited the company's stand and held lunch and talked about the challenges that intellectual property anticipates in the near future. The Berin Agency was the sole representative of the fair from the region of Southeastern Europe.
Ms. Maria Kjoseska, MSc, European patent attorney, Ambassador Prof. Dr. Gjorgji Filipov, European patent attorney and Liljana Filipova, dipl. Eng,, European patent attorney participated in the work of the 85th Council of European Patent Attorneys, which was held in Helsinki from 9-11. November 2018. About 200 representatives from the 38 countries signatories to the European Patent Convention took part in the work of the Council. On the first day, a seminar was held on the topic "The latest development in the European Patent Organization", initiated after the start of the mandate of the new EPO president, Antonio Campinos. Unusually, almost all delegates attended the seminar.
The second day was dedicated to the working reports submitted by the Chairman of the Board, the Secretary General, the Treasurer, the Internal Audit Committee, the EPI Finance, the Budget, the EPPS, the OCC, the By-Law, the EPO Finance, Disciplinary and the Committee for Harmonization. Previously, a video speech by the EPO President Dr. Campinos was emitted. After each submitted report questions were asked or the comment was commented on. At the end of the working part, a discussion was held on the topic "The future of our (patent agent’s) profession," where it was debated about the role of artificial intelligence in inventions and in the profession of patent attorneys (Whether the robot could be inventor or holder of a patent right?), but also around the "hot topic" - a small number of patents applications from countries that joined the European Patent Organization later than founder’s countries (with the exception of Slovenia) after 2000. On 11.11.18, an excursion was organized for the delegates in order to get familiar with the cultural, historical and technical and technological achievements of Finland. It is agreed that the next meeting will be held in Sofia in March 2019.
PATENT * is a set of exclusive rights granted by the state to the patent owner (inventor or holder) for a specified period in exchange for regulated disclosure of certain details of the invention that may be a device, process, method or composition which is new, possessing innovative contribution and usable or industrially applicable.
BERIN LTD. offers services in the field of protection of patents in the following segments:
* PATENT The term derives from the Latin word patere which means "to be open" (to be presented to the public) and the term letters patent, which originally marked the posh decree that gives exclusive rights to a certain person or business.
TRADEMARK is a right of industrial property, which refers to a distinctive sign used by a person, organization or legal entities for marking on their products and/or services to consumers, and to distinguish their products from those of other entities.
[Conducting administrative proceedings]
[Judicial protection and enforcement]
* A trademark usually is consisted of a name, word, phrase, graphic logo, symbol, device, picture, or a combination thereof. Sign ® is used to denote characters that are registered with the Trademark Law, it is equivalent to the TM symbol used for the territory of North America.
Copyright is a term that covers the rights relating to creation, use and use of the copyrighted works and specific expressions of ideas/information.
Copyright work is intellectual work of a person or group of persons in the field of literature, science, arts and other areas of work, regardless of the type, manner and form of expression.
BERIN is a copyright agency that offers to the customers the following services:
* © is a sign that is used to denote the copyrights to the name of their holder, as a warning that their use is possible only with the holder’s consent.
© - is an abbreviation derived from the term "copyright" and literally means "right to copy".
BERIN through its network of representatives, authorized to represent before all administrative and judicial authorities, provides reliable and professional representation to its customers at all stages of realization and protection of the rights of intellectual property. By continuously monitoring on all legislative changes and practice in cooperation with our customers we provide the optimum outcome of any initiated proceedings.
Representation before administrative bodies covers:
* The representatives of BERIN have been involved in the hearings before the court of the European Patent Office (EPO), representing and defending patent specifications from different fields and on behalf of important companies from the region and beyond.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN is a right of industrial property, which refers to a specific appearance or shape of a body, picture, drawing, contours, composition of colors, texture or combination of them in a way that meets the requirements of novelty and individual character compared to those ones previously familiar to the public. Industrial design is a right that is intended to give the products that are aimed for a certain visual, aesthetic, ergonomic, practical purpose or quality to distinguish them from the rest of the products on the market.
The BERIN Agency in the area of registration and protection of industrial designs offers the following services:
[Conducting administrative proceedings]
[Judicial protection and enforcement]
Berin® Intellectual Property Agency is an internationally active company founded in 1992. The company started on a modest scale, providing services primarily for the national market, and over time developed into a leading full-service IP Provider in the Republic of Macedonia and one of the bigest in the region of Southeast Europe.
Berin® IP Agency has its own network of representatives and/or partner offices in: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, EUIPO (EU Intellectual Property Office), EPO (European Patent Office), EAPO (Euro-Asian Patent Office), Germany, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Company's growth resulted in opening of its own office in Vienna (Austria) in 2014 operating as an indipendent IP R&D consulting and patent anuity and renewals watching and administrating firm under the name "Berin® International GmbH" Vienna.
Berin® IP Agency Ltd offers full range of IPR protection to clients from all over the world and is specialized in preparing and filing patent, industrial designs and trademarks applications, copyright and neighbouring's rights protection as well as in the field of technology and know-how transfer, franchising and licensing. The longstanding connections with intellectual property law firms around the globe allow Berin to serve clients creatively and cost-effectively. Many of Berin's attorneys are qualified to practice in several areas and before domestic and international IP offices, including the EPO, EUIPO, EAPO, above mentioned national IP Offices and specialized organizations and offices, including World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which is administrating Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) as well as Madrid Agreement and Protocol for Trademarks and Haag Agreement for Industrial designs.
Berin's employees are experts of various profiles, engineers from different fields as well as attorneys and IP agents. All of them are well-respected local and international IP experts supported by a team of experienced and multilingual paralegal and administrative staff as well as subject matter experts (SMEs) from different fields such as: mechanical engineering, electrical & electronical, software and computers, chemical and pharmaceuticals, enviromental and civil and architectural engineering as well as jurists and lawyers. Constantly, Berin's team is praised for consistently providing quick, reliable and easily comprehensible service to its clients.
Berin's team believs that quality is a prerequisite when working with a service provider. Since its foundation Berin Ltd. has invested and established an effective Quality Management System to plan, conduct and constantly monitor service quality and guarantee customer satisfaction. The Quality Management System conforms to the internationally accepted best practices as defined in relevant security standards, procedures and guidelines, following ISO 9001:2015 certified by TÜV Rheinland.
Berin® Ltd. today is a symbol of loyal, sustainable and price-wise very competitive IP Partner, performing high quality services in the interest of our international customers. Berin is well known as a regional firm that serves a diverse mix of clients, from individuals to world's leading corporations, most of which work directly with us. The majority of Berin clients require its services at a regional level, from a few to over 30 countries. In addition to this, Berin Ltd. has built a reputation of a European IP firm that successfully handles patent, trademark and design filings and related issues before the national ofiices as well as before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), European Patent Office (EPO) and Eauroasian Patent Office (EAPO) under very competitive expenditures.
1992 : Founding
Georgi Filipov decided to initiate proceedings to establish a company
1993 : Registration
Decision on establishment of enterprise for marketing, research and development BERIN LTD Skopje
1993 : Patents
Filing of the first application for granting patent rights
1994 : Partnership
Liljana Markovska Filipova joined the company as co-owner
1994 : First Industrial Design and Trademark Applications:
Submission of the first application for recognition Industrial Design and Trademark registration
1995 : First PCT Application
Submission of the first international patent of inventor from Republic of Macedonia under the PCT (Treaty Extending Patents)
1996 : Promotion of Inventions
Participation on the International Fair for Inventions and conquering the Grand Prix Eureka 1999
1997 : International Trademarks
First application filed under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
2001 : International Protection of Industrial Designs
First application before the WIPO under The Hague arrangement for registration of industrial designs
2004 : Representation before the EPO
Start of representation before the European Patent Office
2005 : Representation before the OHIM
Start of representation before the OHIM
2009 : Representation before the EPO
Start of representation before the European Patent Office
2010 : Certification
Implemented and certified system for quality management ISO 9001: 2008
2012 : International Fairs
First solo participation on the International Fair of Intellectual Property in Munich- Visit of deputy director of EPO Mr. Željko Topić at the stand of Berin
2014 : Expansion
Founding of Berin International GmbH in Vienna, Austria
2015 : Software
Introduction of (Paperless) completely electronic administration of procedures
2016 : First Macedonian Patent to EPO
First Macedonian Patent recognised in European Patent Organisation
2017 : 25th Anniversary
11 employees, 2 Offices, 3702 Trademarks, 2954 Patents, 278 Industrial designs and 2500 authors
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