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Befitted kick-off meeting of the new EU Twinning Project “Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Serbia”

Published: June 13, 2019
Katharina Tegeder, IRZ; Marko Jovanović, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Finance; Lidija Stojanovic, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications; Yngve Engström, EU Delegation; H.E. Anders Christian Hougård, Embassy of Denmark; Leonie Reimers, Embassy of Germany; Michael Poulsen, MS Twinning Project leader (from left to right)
Katharina Tegeder, IRZ; Marko Jovanović, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Finance; Lidija Stojanovic, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications; Yngve Engström, EU Delegation; H.E. Anders Christian Hougård, Embassy of Denmark; Leonie Reimers, Embassy of Germany; Michael Poulsen, MS Twinning Project leader (from left to right)
Serbia

Under the leadership of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO), the IRZ is the junior partner responsible for this EU twinning project. The project was officially launched on 29th May 2019 at the premises of the Club of Members of Parliament in Belgrade.

The high-level speakers at this event included:

Their participation underlined the importance of the mission.

The magnitude and effects of counterfeiting and piracy are of such significance that they compel strong and sustained action from governments, business and consumers. More efficient protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights is critical in this regard, as is the need to build public support to fight against counterfeiting and piracy.

EU twinning, as a tool of integration and pre-accession assistance, should help to meet these challenges at an early stage, thus being a cornerstone for effectively and successfully conducting the accession negotiations with the European Union.

The project will run for a total of 24 months, with a budget of EUR 1.5 million.

The project partner in Serbia is the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications. The implementation of this project specifications takes place within the framework of regular seminars, workshops and study visits in close cooperation with the respective Serbian project partners.

The project: Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Serbia

Funded by the European Union