Republika Slovenija

Main tasks

SIPO is responsible for the field of industrial property and copyright.

Its main tasks are the following:

  • carrying out of proceedings for the grant of patents and supplementary protection certificates for medicinal and plant protection products, and proceedings for the registration of industrial designs, trademarks, topographies of integrated circuits and geographical indications, with exception of those relating to agricultural products, foodstuffs, wines and other products obtained from grapes or wine

  • keeping of registers of industrial property rights

  • preparation of legal regulations in the field of intellectual property

  • provision of information services relating to industrial property rights

  • issuance of authorisations to collecting societies of authors and holders of related rights for collective management of their rights, and supervision of the operation of such societies

  • representation of the Republic of Slovenia in foreign and international organisations in the field of intellectual property

  • publication of the Official Bulletin on Industrial Property

  • performing administrative-technical tasks for the Conciliation Board for disputes concerning employment related inventions, operating at SIPO premises

  • providing administrative help to the Copyright Board and mediators in disputes involving collecting societies and representative associations of users of protected works.
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