12.09.18

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EPO Vice-President Željko Topić in New Article About Corruption in Croatia

Posted in Europe, Patents at 9:30 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Kuterovac Topić WIPO 2010

Summary: The Croatian newspaper 7Dnevno has an outline of what Željko Topić has done in Croatia and in the EPO in Munich; it argues that this seriously erodes Croatia’s national brand/identity

An article about Željko Topić, a Vice-President at the European Patent Office, recently appeared in the Croatian newspaper 7Dnevno. We mentioned it at the time.

Below we’re including an English translation of the part of the article which pertains to Željko Topić.

CORRUPTION AND PEDOPHILIA AS A CROATIAN BRAND

Published by Tomislav KOVAČ – November 30, 2018

The Republic of Croatia has a recognizable tourist and sport brand, but it should be creating its own strong and positive national brand because it offers a key competitive advantage over other countries. Regarding the emphasis of the importance of creating an image and branding, Croatia as a country has not built up a sufficiently recognizable image to strengthen its position either vis-à-vis other states nor within international relations in its entirety. In addition, Croatia does not have a clear and quality system to build and manage a national brand. And, in our country, there is not enough developed awareness of the importance of branding as a tool for strengthening the competitiveness of the Croatian economy within the world context. The words are those recently addressed to the public by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar – Kitarović on the round table under the title “Identity and the Trademark of the Republic of Croatia”.

FIRST SHE BRANDED ONLY HERSELF

What is a brand? The brand is a set of associations that a product or service has in the consumer consciousness, and the branding process makes any product, service or individual recognizable based on its visual identity, the way of communication, and the entire content that is attached to that brand. In the branding process it is most important to define the visual identity (logo, name and typography) and the entire content that will be linked to that brand. When we talk about content, we mean everything that will be published with respect to that brand, from texts, photos, visuals, or video content. However, the visual identity is like a person’s personal identity card of a brand, and the communication message as well as the tone of the communication, are very important and indispensable parts of the brand. Starting from herself, it could be concluded that KGK (Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović), when she arrived in Pantovcak (e.g. the residence of the the Croatian President), began her personal branding, which was observed by the domestic and international media (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30765822) but she did not do much, or almost anything, for the branding of the state of which she is the leader. After all, and judging by her behavior so far, and especially by making a home for a stay dog (Kike), she is purely opportunistic with the intention of gaining sympathy from the general public.

As noted above, the result of today’s recognizability of the Republic of Croatia in the world lies in the individual endeavors and activities of individuals in entrepreneurship or science, i.e. collectively in tourism or sport. In the latter, it is necessary to distinguish the activities and expenditures of state funds available to the parasitic promoter from the HGK (Croatian Chamber of Economy) and safari hunter such as Nadan Vidošević (e.g. former chief of the Croatian Chamber of Economy) in the so-called campaign “Let’s Buy Croatian” or the self-effacing and modest Janica Kostelić (e.g. a famous Croatian skier with several Olympic medals). Based upon these facts, the president has been running around in the wrong wardrobe, in that she doesn’t know, or is unfamiliar with all of the features and charms hidden within the patent community in the Republic of Croatia and beyond, which are in a direct or causal relationship with the person (e.g. Former President Ivo Josipović) whom she defeated in the 2014 presidential election.

THE STATE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE AND THE SYNERGY OF CORRUPTION

Unfortunately as a consequence, the subpar results, in the case of the present-day branding of the Republic of Croatia, can be read in the work of a national patent institution which has a rather nebulous name – the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), and particularly regarding the people in charge of that institution.

The State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia is a state administrative body that carries out activities in the area of ​​the protection of intellectual property rights. The activity of SIPO in the legislative and professional domain includes the area of ​​copyright and related rights. Apart from the legislative work, an important part of the SIPO’s work is information and service activity, as well as cooperation with other institutions for the enforcement of intellectual property rights and support for innovation activity, as well as cooperation with economic and scientific research entities!? So, any person, like our president or a legal entity, who wants to brand and protect something is directed (whether or not they want to be) to SIPO. Administratively, there’s no dispute that this domestic institution of the last few decades has been handled by suspicious people just based upon their character and professional qualities. This deals with Mr. Željko Topić and his successor (and mistress by the way), Ljiljana Kuterovac, are labeled as highly corrupt people with a judicial dictionary. Mr. Topić is a former director, and Mrs. Kuterovac is the current Director of SIPO, or at least she appears to be, although sources from the Government of Croatia explicitly state that she has never been confirmed by them. So, Mrs. Kuterovac is issuing patents (or branding) on the “black market”. Contrary to her, Mr. Topić, although in the majority of the scientific community, was prominently known for his fake master’s degree, has advanced as the vice-president of the EPO in Munich because of his corruptive services. The duo have an unbridgeable synergy in the corruption of the Republic of Croatia at least in the question of the state foundation of branding which KGK advocates. Randomly or not, both as well as most of the SIPO staff were recruited from ZAMP, which is a phantom company with parafiscal charges, whose former leader was the loser of the election with KGK, the gentleman with the white collar, Dr. Ivo Josipović. According to the declared revenues of ZAMP, it seems that crime in Croatia is profitable. In such circumstances, the long-standing failure and obstruction by the SDP’s (e.g. Social Democratic Party) hawk, Željko Jovanović, former, but also present president of the National Monitoring Council for the Implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy (NVPPSSK) of the Croatian Parliament, is of particular significance. Namely, regarding the journalist’s inquiries as to whether the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, as the supervisory body of SIPO for the Republic of Croatia, informed EPO or OLAF regarding criminal charges against Topić, were met with silence from the Ministry of Science for many years. However, former Minister Željko Jovanović and Chairman of the NVPPSSK (http://www.sabor.hr/nacionalno-vijece-za-pracenje-provedbe-strateg-9) used to say that Željko Topić has the protection of former President Ivo Josipović. The EPO, which is based in Munich, is one of the institutions of special importance in the EU, which has offices in The Hague, Berlin and Vienna (e.g. and Brussels) and employs about seven thousand people. The fundamental role of the EPO is to regulate and strengthen cooperation among European member states in the protection of patents. In comparison, the WIPO organization, which has headquarters in Geneva, deals with the protection of brands on the world level.

PATENTED BALKANS GANGSTER

By coming to EPO, Mr. Topić stated in his CV that he worked on establishing a national system of intellectual property, i.e. the Croatian legislation, which is untrue, because it was done by the lawyers of the SIPO, and not by him. He stated that he was the initiator, coordinator and chief contributor to the National Strategy for the Development of the Intellectual Property System in the Republic of Croatia, but this was a document he never respected, which was proved by his ignorance about public lending rights, a new right of importance to writers, which is why they were financially irreparably damaged. He further stated that he was the national coordinator for intellectual property in the EU accession process, but that was Professor Siniša Petrović from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. He also lied and stated that he was a Croatian patent and trademark agent, but he had no such role in SIPO. The question is whether KGK was informed within the institutions of the Republic of Croatia about the actions of Josipović’s intimates, which resulted in the inaction of the competent institutions in the Republic of Croatia, where Željko Topić has no immunity, and has resulted in 5 suicides of employees within the European Patent Organization (EPO). Željko Topić currently works there (e.g. in EPO) as one of the vice presidents and as a vice president he has immunity, resulting in, among other things, the action before the European Council for the removal of immunity in international organizations such as the EPO, which was extensively written about by Petra Sorge, the award-winning Berlin-based journalist. We also don’t know whether the President of the Republic of Croatia has been informed that Zeljko Topić, Romana Matanovac Vučković and Ljiljana Kuterovac have been charged with jointly committing criminal offenses regarding unlawful changes in the structure of the state administration and the abuse of office and authority. At the same time, the current director of SIPO, which the Government of A. Plenković hasn’t yet confirmed, is currently under the investigation of USKOK (e.g. Office for the Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime) due to her damages to the state budget. In such circumstances, of particular concern, according to unofficial sources from SIPO, is the possible return of the Balkan criminal from Munich to the position of Director of SIPO in Zagreb.

Croatia’s accession to the EU poses an open question: is there a relationship of corruption between the structures of Croatian state institutions, politics and the domestic public prosecutors’ lobbies? These questions have so far avoided the credible verification from the Ministry of Justice, MUP (e.g. Ministry of Interior Affairs), DORH (e.g. Public Prosecutor of Croatia) and USKOK, the bodies responsible for protection of the legal framework and legal security of the Republic of Croatia which have been provided for within the constitution of the Republic of Croatia. Therefore, it is no surprise that our country is at the top spot for corruption in the world, according to the latest international research, and as one of the major Croatian export-oriented brands we are offering unacceptable and deviant social behavior in the form of intellectual corruption. So, with the proposal of the new rebranding of the Republic of Croatia by the recommendation and on the initiative of KGK, it is ultimately the responsibility of the state, which is not acting responsibly, and because of that we have been brought to where we are now.

Because the rest of this article isn’t relevant to the subject of Željko Topić, whom we focus on, we will discontinue the translation here.

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