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With counterfeits making up perhaps as much as a quarter of manufactured goods sold in Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for the market to become "more civilized" and urged officials, retailers and consumers to uphold copyright laws.
Veniamin Yakovlev Appointed as Research Manager of 2012 Anti-Counterfeiting Forum. At the last meeting of the Taskforce for the organization of the first Anti-Counterfeiting International Forum 2012, it was proposed to provide the Forum with scientific support.
Оn the agenda for the meeting between Medvedev and Zuckerberg was the issue of copyright protection in Russia, a question for which, according to Medvedev, “there is not yet a solution.”
Fake brands remain stable. Up to 40% of garments sold in most Russian stores make counterfeit products with the price three times higher than those in European countries. Those data are based on the fashion retail market survey carried out by the Analysis Agency “Infoline”, says Ivan Fedyakov, Head of the Company.
The members of the Taskforce for Organization of the Аnti-Counterfeiting International Forum took part in the International Seminar on Copyright and Related Rights and Promotion of Better Use of the Madrid System held in Nizhny Novgorod.
In Yekaterinburg, there has been raised one of the most socially and politically relevant question on the distinctive line between terms of private property and copyright.
The Investigation Centre of the recruiting portal has conducted a public opinion poll among economically active Russians drinking spirits. The poll has found out that, at least once for the last year, 27% of Russians were affected by substandard drinks.
In a month, the Russian Federation will become a full-fledged member of the World Trade Organization. President Vladimir Putin has signed Russia's accession to the Organization into law, completing a long-standing campaign to join the trade rules club. From now on, the authorities have to aim at leveling the negative effects of the aggravated competitive struggle with foreign manufacturers.
The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition ("IACC") announced today that it has reached agreements with two of the largest online platforms in China: Taobao Marketplace, and DHgate
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Dmitry Medvedev:
Black and grey import markets must be liquidated from the arena
What is the difference between counterfeit and falsified products?
On a conservative estimate, turnover of counterfeit products within Russia exceeds 100 billion roubles per year.
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