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More than 200 people participate in the national workshop "Commercialization of Scientific and Scientific-Technical Activity Results: Legal Regulation and Practical Experience", which is timed to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Belarusian intellectual property system. Alexander Shumilin, the Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technologies of the Republic of Belarus, greeted the guests and participants of the event with a welcoming speech. According to him, the intellectual production is a decisive factor in the economic development of the country, and the intellectual property is its key form. ‘The increase of the importance of the intellectual property is manifested in the increase of the market value of its facilities. Thus, for example, the total cost of the licenses in the world for the use of industrial property and technology has reached more than 50 billion USD per year,’ Alexander Shumilin stressed. He also noted that the number of applications for granting patents for industrial prototypes of Belarus increased by 124% in 2016 compared to 2015, and by 170% from foreign applicants.
At the same time, the total number of the contracts on the transfer of rights to industrial properties increased by almost 120% (751 contracts). In 2016, 14,777,730, 53 Belarusian rubles were transferred to the national budget from the receipt of patent fees.
It should also be noted that annually more than 7,000 appeals are sent to the consultation and methodological points of the National Center. In addition, about 25,000 applications from 50 countries are registered monthly to the official site of the patent body.
The national workshop "Commercialization of Scientific and Scientific-Technical Activity Results: Legal Regulation and Practical Experience" is held in Minsk on May 4-5. The reports will be made by the staff of WIPO, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, as well as Belarusian experts. It is expected to highlight the most urgent issues on the commercialization of intellectual property as a tool for improving the quality and competitiveness of the Belarusian economy and the promotion of domestic products on foreign markets during the workshop.
The event was organized by the National Center for Intellectual Property in cooperation with the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).