| || ||The Bulgarian Industrial Property Network enlarged - two information and consultation centers (IP-points) at the university level were established in Naval Academy "Nicola Vapzarov" in Varna and in State University of Library Study and Information Technologies, Sofia. The experts from the BPO assisted the staff of Patlib centers and IP-points with consultations and provided patent documentation.
To improve IPR awareness BPO created and promoted more than 200 publications and announcements in the field of IPR in national newspapers, radio stations, magazines, TV programs, popular websites, including Focus- Agency and Radio station.
The BPO presented its information activities and services at the International Fair, Plovdiv
Experts from BPO visited Patent office of China, the Institute of industrial property of Portugal to exchange best practice in the field of working with European Structural Funds, and National Institute for origin and quality of France (INAO), also they took part in SCIT/SDWG/8, March 2007, Geneva, WIPO; Electronic Publications Days - Vienna, EPO; Patent Information Conference - Riga; PATLIB 2007 - Sevilja, Spain.
Promotional activities (seminars, exhibitions, visits, advertising, etc.):
http://www1.bpo.bg/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=434&Itemid=386 - e-learning
http://www1.bpo.bg/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=437&Itemid=387 - courses, seminars and conferences
http://www1.bpo.bg/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=103&Itemid=272 - forthcoming events