Institution: University of national and world economy
Assoc. Prof. Maria Markova is an academic lecturer and an scientific researcher in intellectual property at the University of national and world economy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Assoc. Prof. Maria Markova graduated as a master in Economics and Marketing in 1989 and in Law in 2006. In 1998 she became a PhD as a doctor of Economy.
Since 1996 to today she has been working at the University of national and world economy at responsible academic positions. Now she is Vice Dean in scientific research and Chairman of Attestation commission of the Business faculty of the UNWE.
She is responsible for lectures on the following academic subjects: “Intellectual property”; “Marketing of intellectual products”; “Corporate design and visual culture”, “Publishing business”, “Biotechnological achievements”, ‘Management of performing arts’
Since 2002 to present she is academic coordinator of WIPO university’s initiative for Bulgaria and for 2010- 2012 she is the coordinator of EPO initiative ‘Dissemination of IP knowledge in universities’ for Bulgaria.
She is an active member of many professional organizations in intellectual property, higher education system and research in the field of intellectual property, law and marketing as follows: ‘International association of teaching and research in intellectual property – Geneva, Switzerland’, ‘Association of intellectual property – Bulgaria’ and ‘Association in industrial design and advertising, Bulgaria’
Assoc. Prof. Maria Markova has been working as a researcher in intellectual property, biotechnology and advertising resulting in the following main books: “Protection of industrial design in the country and abroad”, Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria and OHIM, 2008; Design management, Publ. Compex .“Stopanstvo”, 2010; “Biotechnology, intellectual property, bioeconomy”, Publ. complex “Stopanstvo”, 2010 and “Advertising as intellectual property”, Publ. complex. “Stopanstvo”, 2016
Area of Expertise: higher education, intellectual property rights, IP research and management, patent, design and TM, know-how, license agreement in IP