The aim of the conference was to underline the critical importance of IP in promoting trade and developing competitive commercial advantage.
Participants at the conference concluded with agreement that IP is an essential element in boosting economic, social and cultural development and wealth creation. They expressed a high opinion of current activities in Belarus aimed to upgrade national IP legislation, develop territorial IP infrastructure, promote better understanding of the role and impact of IP.
In the framework of the conference the Belarusian National Technical University was awarded with the WIPO Trophy for Innovative Enterprises for its significant contribution to research and scientific development through an intensive use of IP, and V.Ya. Prushak, technical director of the Soligorsk Institute of Resource-Saving Problems, - with the WIPO Medal for Outstanding Inventor for his outstanding achievement in the field of mechanical engineering for mining.