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Network of centers of support of technologies and innovations going to be created in Belarus

Network of centers of support of technologies and innovations going to be created in Belarus

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Network of centers of support of technologies and innovations going to be created in Belarus

The State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus and the World Intellectual Property Organization will work out the possibility of establishing a network of centers for the support of technologies and innovations in Belarus. This was discussed during the meeting of Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the SCST, with John Sandage, Deputy Director General of WIPO. In addition, the parties will also discuss the issue of establishing a coordination center on the basis of the National Center for Intellectual Property.

Belarus is a party of the basic agreements facilitating the foreign patenting of inventions, such as the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Patent Cooperation Treaty as well as the Patent Law Treaty, the administrative functions of which are implemented by WIPO. ‘Last year, with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization, a center for the support of technologies and innovations was created. It enabled to obtain on-line information on new inventions and developments, as well as offering domestic patents for commercialization abroad,’ Alexander Shumilin said. He also said that the organization provides a financial and technical assistance to Belarus in the development of the national intellectual property system.

For example, WIPO assists the NIPC in developing draft amendments to the existing legislation in the field of intellectual property, providing its comments taking into account the international prospective. At present, Belarus is a party of 17 multilateral international treaties in the field of intellectual property, functioning under the auspices of this organization. It should also be noted that annually, with the assistance of WIPO, as well as with the participation of international experts, the National Center for Intellectual Property holds national and regional workshops on topical issues in the field of intellectual property.

 Reference: the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization designed to encourage the use and protection of works of the human mind, that is, an intellectual property. The main activities within the cooperation with WIPO are based on the implementation of cooperation agreements, namely, on the indefinite Cooperation Program between the Government of Belarus and WIPO, the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Belarus and WIPO, the Protocol on Cooperation between WIPO and the National Center for Intellectual Property the field of intellectual property protection, as well as the Joint Declaration on the activities to strengthen the intellectual property system and innovation in Belarus.