20 Years of the IPO SR
Today, the foreign delegations are being coming to Banská Bystrica on the invitation to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the IPO SR.
The Mayor of Banská Bystrica Peter Gogola receives the delegations of the most important international institutions from the intellectual property area – the European Patent Office (EPO) with the President Benoît Battistelli, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) led by the President António Campinos, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) represented by Michal Švantner, Director of the Division for Certain Countries in Europe and Asia, together with the IPO SR President Ľuboš Knoth in the historical City Hall. The press conference shall take place subsequently.
The Vice-President of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) Judit Hajdú will award the Millenium Prize to the representatives of the IPO SR. The HIPO has been awarding this Prize to institutions involved in protection of intellectual property and in increasing the awareness on it significantly since 2000.
The Official Programme of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the IPO SR will continue tomorrow. The guests will visit the Museum of the Slovak National Uprising in the morning. The Prime Minister of SR Robert Fico and the Minister of Economy of SR Tomáš Malatinský subsequently will receive the representatives of the EPO and the OHIM in Bratislava in the afternoon.