Implementing Intellectual Property Policies in a Romanian State University

Mihail Aurel TITU, Constantin OPREAN, Alina Bianca POP, Ștefan ȚÎȚU


The paper presents a series of contributions on the possibility of implementing intellectual property policies in a Romanian State University. Starting with the worldwide, well-known examples of universities with a tradition in this field of intellectual property protection, the paper presents practical solutions for the implementation of some intellectual property policies taking into account the mentality which currently exists in Romania on this subject. The study is based on the important experience gained by authors in a European research project involving 15 partners from 9 countries, where the results were remarkable. The University must represent a pole of excellence in research, but also take into account the modalities for implementing and then applying intellectual property policies recommended by the Word Intellectual Property Organization. The conclusions lead to tangible results that undoubtedly highlight certain proposals to improve the way in which Intellectual property as a concept is viewed, accepted, implemented and used, but also the possibility of implementing an intellectual property management in a Romanian State University. 

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