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Meeting with Slovak Chamber of Patent Attorneys Representatives

Meeting with Slovak Chamber of Patent Attorneys Representatives

The members of the management of the Industrial Property Office of SR represented by the President Ľuboš Knoth have met today with the Slovak Chamber of Patent Attorneys (SCPA) representatives led by the SCPA President Vladimír Neuschl in Banská Bystrica. Traditional working meeting have taken place just after a year and several topics of the common interest have been discussed. 

   The IPO SR presented the current status and expected progress of the implementation of the project Electronic Services of the Industrial Property Office of SR, in which also the nominated SCPA representatives participate from the user´s perspective. They will be informed in good time about launching the pilot operation of the developed information system (May 2015) and they will be able to request the establishment of other on-line test accounts according to needs of SCPA. The SCPA representatives will also have an opportunity to comment the draft of general conditions of the use of the IPO SR electronic services. 
   In the context of industrial property issues, both sides agreed to amend the relevant proceeding methodologies in terms of more accurate and transparent interpretation and application of legal provisions on the concentration of a proceeding.
   The interaction between the IPO SR an SCPA in the fight against so-called misleading invoices sent by various subjects to applicants and rights owners was highly appreciated. In this relation the IPO SR informed about the establishing the cooperation also with the Slovak Trade Inspection (STI) and the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (IPO CR).
   Mutual exchange of opinions on current issues took place at the correct spirit and also some cases of inadequate communication between patent attorneys and staff of the IPO SR were explained.

Both sides agreed on the need to continue the good cooperation to improve constantly conditions of the industrial property protection in Slovakia.

Date: 16.4.2015

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