A word from our Editor-in-Chief
REGARDING THE THE UNIQUE MARKET REALIZATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE FIELD OF NONCONVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES
In the alignment process with the international and European provisions, the south-eastern Europe countries have aligned their IP national laws respecting the promoted principles by international bodies. As it is known, in April 2004, the European Parliament issues the Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights, the document published in the Official Journal of the EU being presented as a "text with SEE relevance".
When drafting the Directive, the European Parliament took note that "the completion of the internal market implies the restrictions removal on free movement and competition distortions, while creating a favorable environment for innovation and investment." In this context, the protection of intellectual property is an essential element for the internal market success. Intellectual property protection is important not only for promoting innovation and creativity but also for employment developing and competitiveness improving.