Azerbaijan’s rep appointed as vice president of Eurasian Patent Office (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 29
A representative of Azerbaijan has been appointed as vice president of the Eurasian Patent Office, the Baku Intellectual Property Agency said in a message Oct. 29.
Such a decision was made at a regular meeting of the Administrative Council of the Eurasian Patent Organization held October 22-23 in Dushanbe.
During the meeting, a protocol on the protection of industrial designs on the territory of the Eurasian Patent Organization member countries was also discussed. Following the discussion, considering the proposals of Azerbaijan, an initial text of the protocol was adopted.
The appointment of Azerbaijan’s representative to a high position in such an authoritative regional organization is another proof of targeted reforms carried out by the Azerbaijani president, as well as the country’s transformation into a leader in the region.
The Eurasian Patent Organization was established in 1994. Azerbaijan signed the Eurasian Patent Convention on September 9, 1994, and became its full member in 1995. The organization was established to carry out administrative tasks for the activity of the Eurasian patent system and the granting of Eurasian patents.
Presently, the organization consists of 8 countries: Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Armenia. The governing bodies of the organization are the Administrative Council and the Eurasian Patent Office.