IPO SR and SIEA Cooperation
The President of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic (IPO SR) Mr Ľuboš Knoth has met the Director-General of the Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA) Ms Svetlana Gavorová in Banská Bystrica today. The development of their mutual cooperation focused on activities in the field of IPR protection and increasing overall awareness of industrial property and possibilities of its effective protection were the subjects of their discussion. Both sides agreed that more attention shall be given to small and medium-sized enterprises as well as to young people already at primary and secondary schools.
IPO SR and SIEA expressed their interest to cooperate particularly in providing consultation, expert advice and training for entrepreneurs and the general public in the field of IPR protection. To create unified interactive portal is also their intention . Information and media campaign aiming to raise community awareness of the importance of IPR protection effectively will also be an important part of joint activities.
In order to achieve these ambitious goals the IPO SR and the SIEA as partners will implement a national project Increase the Use of Intellectual Property Rights Protection as a system measure within the Operational Programme Research and Innovation.
On the occasion of the first ever meeting of the Heads of the IPO SR and the SIEA a Framework Agreement on Cooperation till 2020 was concluded.
Svetlana Gavorová - Director-General of the Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency
Ľuboš Knoth - President of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic