Seminar "Intellectual property for business entities" held in Sarajevo


Sarajevo, July 31, 2023 - The seminar "Intellectual property for business entities" was held on July 31, 2023 in Sarajevo, organized by the Chamber of Commerce of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina, within the project "EU support for intellectual property rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina", which is financed by the European Union. This is the first in a series of seminars that the Institute, in cooperation with the Chambers of Commerce, will hold free of charge in the coming period for business entities, business support organizations, as well as all those who are professionally interested in this issue.

Intellectual property is an "intangible" asset, but very often the most valuable asset of a company that needs to be continuously improved and also legally protected from potential abuses. Considering the importance of intellectual property in today's business environment, as well as the need to raise awareness about the importance of protecting it, at the seminar thematic units related to patents, trademarks and industrial design were presented, and the intellectual property pre-diagnostics service also, recently introduced by the Institute for Intellectual Property as a free service for small and medium enterprises.

"I would like to emphasize that the protection of intellectual property rights is a key factor for encouraging innovation, development and progress in society. Creativity and innovation are drivers of economic development and therefore we need to protect and encourage them. The importance of such seminars is reflected in the fact that they are one of the most important tools when it comes to raising awareness of the importance of intellectual property protection. Also, this is an opportunity for participants and the general public to become more familiar with the aforementioned service, and among other things, the possibilities it provides for looking at future business through understanding the advantages that are gained by protecting intellectual property," concluded Goran Trifković, expert advisor for industrial design at the Institute for Intellectual Property of BiH, who was also one of the lecturers.

The seminar was attended by representatives of companies from the energy sector, ICT, metal industry, trade, business consulting, as well as the non-governmental sector, announced the Chamber of Commerce of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.