The plan comes after the two institutions signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of industrial property in 2003, BTA reports.
Under the working plan, the two institutions will cooperate in the field of automated systems ensuring the work of the offices under various international projects. They will exchange information on industrial property legislation and on the status of bilateral projects and activities between them. The information will be publicly accessible via the offices' websites.
The two offices will exchange annual visits and will hold annual meetings of representatives of regional centers for industrial property.
Manev spoke about the creation of a Balkan industrial property information network which will be an inalienable part of the European patent network.
Varga underscored the importance of personal contacts in building a network of centers for information services for industrial property, and said that very soon the results of this cooperation will become visible for the broader public in the two countries.