Intellectual property rights protection - Important step towards more competitive business environment
16. March 2011. | 17:38
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Mr Ivica Dačić, has met with representatives of the largest foreign and local companies in Serbia, members of American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)
Member companies of American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia have met today with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Mr Ivica Dačić.
The Deputy Prime Minister has talked with representatives of the largest foreign and local companies on intellectual property rights protection, and AmCham member companies have invited the Government to accelerate the process of introducing the Law on Private Security, in order to regulate this area.
It has been concluded that the authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the area of intellectual property right protection is of exceptional importance for member companies of American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia.
“Strengthening and development of the Hi-Tech Crime Unit within the Ministry of Internal Affairs, its further education and capacity expansion are vital for increasing the scope of its work and more efficient fight against the Internet piracy,” said President of American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia, Mr Vladan Živanović.
Mr Živanović has also said that investors believe that efficiency of the border police is directly related to the prevention of smuggling and import of counterfeited goods.
“In that regard, we appreciate the existing cooperation with the police of the countries in the region and recommend its further development,” underlined Mr Živanović.
Other items on the meeting agenda have included the Law on Private Security, with a conclusion that this Law is necessary in order to regulate the market of providing these services.
Representatives of AmCham member companies have welcomed efforts of the Ministry of Interior in regard to their work on the Draft Law and offered comprehensive support in the implementation of international and European standards in this area.