Draft EAPO budget for 2023 prepared
The twenty-eighth session of the Budget Working Group of the Administrative Council of the Eurasian Patent Organization was held at the headquarters of the Eurasian Patent Organization.
The session was attended by representatives of the patent offices of the Contracting States of the Eurasian Patent Convention (EAPC): the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO). Mr. Nurali Nazarov, a representative of the Republic of Tajikistan, was unanimously elected as the chairman of the session.
The session considered changes to the budget of the Eurasian Patent Organization for the current year 2022, made in connection with changes in the fees that came into force on July 1. Another issue on the agenda was the organization's draft budget for the next year.
EAPO President Grigory Ivliev presented the current situation regarding the trends in filing of patent applications in the Eurasian region, spoke about the measures taken and plans drawn to improve the process of examination of Eurasian applications in the EAPO and to increase the financial efficiency of the Eurasian patent system in general.
Grigory Ivliev noted that in the draft budget documents submitted for consideration by the session participants, it was proposed to increase funding of events for the EAPO member countries. This applies to programs for retraining and advanced training of examiners, regional seminars, information technology equipment of the EAPO and, accordingly, the patent offices of the EAPO member states.
The EAPO President outlined the tasks reflected in the Organization’s draft budget for 2023 for conducting research work, preparing comments on the Eurasian patent legislation, and measures to develop capacity in the field of intellectual property in technology parks of the Eurasian region. The EAPO Vice-President Emil Mammadov also addressed the session participants with greetings.
Following the consideration of the agenda items, the Budget Working Group recommended changes to the EAPO budget for 2022 and the draft EAPO budget for 2023 for adoption by the EAPO Administrative Council.