The event was held under the auspices of the State Committee for Science and Technologies of the Republic of Belarus, the National Centre of Intellectual Property, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Belarusian State University within the framework of the High Priority Action Plan for 2014-2015 worked out to implement the Strategy of the Republic of Belarus in Intellectual Property Sphere for 2012-2020.
The seminar sessions were attended by the representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian ministries, offices and departments concerned, the faculty of higher education institutions, employees of the research institutions, and also the representatives of the National Centre of Intellectual Property of Georgia (SAKPATENTI).
Mr. P.I Baltrukovich, Vice-Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technologies of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. V. G. Safonov, Head of Science and Innovative Activity Department, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Ilya Gribkov, Program Officer, Section for Caucasian, Central Asian and Eastern European Countries, Department for Transition and Developed Countries (TDC), World Intellectual Property Organization and other speakers addressed the participants with welcome speech.
The speakers from the World Intellectual Property Organization, the US patent attorney company, the Belarusian State University and research institutions of the Republic of Belarus took floor to address participants of the Republican Seminar.
The leading international experts and specialists of Belarus viewed most actual issues pertaining to intellectual property management, studied prerequisites for effective knowledge transfer and IP commercialization, and did practical training focused on the topics in IP sphere.
The awards ceremony of presenting the WIPO IP Enterprise Trophy to the Research Institute of Physical and Chemical Problems of the Belarus State University for the contribution to effective creation and use of intellectual property objects and assistance to creation of the environment promoting sustainable growth in feedback regarding the respect of intellectual property rights, became a significant event during the Republican Seminar.