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Friday, April 15, 2022 - 7:15am

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Craft makers in Bosnia and Herzegovina can protect their products from intellectual property theft with a new registry developed by the Institute for Intellectual Property with the aid of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID’s Developing Sustainable Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Turizam) worked with the institute to create the registry, which will allow craft makers to protect their products through one or more forms of intellectual property such as patent, industrial design, trademark, or protection of the indications of geographical origin.

“Intellectual property theft is a global problem that harms creators large and small, commercial and private,” said USAIDBiH Mission Director Courtney Chubb. “The registry is a great innovation for the sectors of the BiH economy driven by intellectual property designs.”

USAID’s Turizam activity initiated the idea of the registry with the Institute and worked to help develop it. The goal is to increase the number of certified products in the market.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 4:00am

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo – Independent media in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been strengthened over the past five years through financial, legal, and training assistance under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Independent Media Empowerment Program (IMEP), which held its closing conference today.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 9:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today celebrated the closing of its highly successful Diaspora Invest project, which saw Bosnia and Herzegovina diaspora make more than $22 million in direct investments in the country over five years.

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Monday, November 8, 2021 - 7:00am

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina – The United States announced $1.8 million in COVID-19 assistance for Bosnia and Herzegovina through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to address vulnerabilities in the country’s response to the global pandemic.

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 9:30am


Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo – Overall judicial effectiveness in Bosnia and Herzegovina – already deemed low by the public and the judiciary – fell last year for the first time in six years, particularly in respect to fighting corruption, according to the results of the 2020 Judicial Effectiveness Index of BiH (JEI-BiH) survey.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:30am

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 20, 2021 — Tourism education in Bosnia and Herzegovina will move toward world-class standards under a prestigious international certification system that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is helping bring to higher education institutions.

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Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:30am

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina – The United States today announced $750,000 in assistance to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve the country’s response to the pandemic, including surveillance, public communication, and diagnostics.

Last updated: September 23, 2021

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