Professor Vladimir N. Lopatin, the director of National research institute of intellectual property (NSRIIP), made a short visit to Sofia on 11-15th of June 2010.
The goal of the journey of the NSRIIP head was to contribute to implementation of multiple projects made by the Institute in common with Bulgarian organizations in the framework of development of Russian-Bulgarian innovative cooperation.
To achieve this goal, on the base of both Russian cultural and informational center (RCIC) in Sofia and Central-European branch of NSRIIP the Russian center for intellectual property and innovations was recently established. Konstantin Budev was appointed as its director.
    During his stay Vladimir N. Lopatin held several meetings and business negotiations:
- with the director of RCIC V.P. Ivanov were examined the issues of promoting joint tasks as well as the problems appeared in the process of the work and the ways to solve them;
 - with the Chairman of the Foundation ‘For sustainable development of Bulgaria” Mme Stanka Shopova were made analysis and evaluation of the work on joint projects;
 - with the director of “Industrial park – Gabrovo” Mr Stefan Deevsky were discussed joint projects and the organization of training at the Industrial park in Gabrovo city for 20 students – laureates of the contest “Young innovator of Russia”;  
 - with the Chairman of Association of Bulgarian banks Mme Violina Marinova were discussed the possibilities for development of intellectual property market to finance innovative projects by banking institutions.
 - with the Chairman of scientific and technical union in Bulgaria, academician Vasil Sgurev were examined the possibilities for development of  intellectual property market and further work on the technologies of companies “7+11” – “Warm floor”;
 - with the head of research group in the field of nanodiamants - professor Stavri Stavrev were examined possible ways of cooperation with “ROSNANO”;
 - with the executive director of the International center of innovations and technology transfer (ICITT) Mr Sergey Grigorov were evaluated possible ways at this stage to successful promoting of joint tasks;  
During the visit Vladimir N. Lopatin has met professor Borislav Borisov - rector of the University of national and world economy (UNWE). The sides signed the treaty on the edition of joint magazine “Economy and legislation in the field of intellectual property”. The issue of establishment the International Association of intellectual property institutes was studied too. In addition the sides undertook to elaborate jointly an international standard for intellectual property.
In the framework of the journey to Sofia Vladimir N. Lopatin held a press-conference at the Union of Bulgarian journalists where he acquainted the audience with principal directions of work, goals and objectives of NSRIIP, with the problems emergent in the intellectual property market and with the issues of evaluation and protection of intellectual production as well.

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