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The Patent Office celebrates its 60th anniversary Print
On 04 June, 2008, the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria marked its 60th anniversary with an official ceremony which took place at Boyana Residence.
The event was attended by both the present and ex-employees of the Office as well as by international delegations from twenty countries among which were the heads of the patent offices of Germany, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Greece, Serbia and Rumania, the Vice-President of the European Patent Office, prof. Manuel Desantes and employees of the EPO and the Director General affairs and External Relations Department of OHIM Joao Miranda de Sousa. In the festivities participated representatives of partner organizations, e.g. the Bulgarian Industrial Association, Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and their regional branches, universities, industrial property representatives.The audience was warmly welcomed by the president of the Patent Office Kostadin Manev who emphasized the position of the Patent Office as a unique institution within the state administration and its importance for the economic growth and the competitiveness of the county.Congratulatory addresses from the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Chairman of the Parliament as well as from the Prime Minister were read before the participants.Congratulatory addresses were also given on behalf of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and by the jurist Mr Mihail Kodjabashev, the oldest ex-employee of the Office.On the occasion of its 60th anniversary the Patent Office was also complimented by the Vice-President of the EPO Manuel Desantes. Congratulatory address was received from the World Intellectual Property Organization as well.The ceremony rounded off with an artistic show.
 
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