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International Seminar On Copyright and Related Rights in Nizhny Novgorod

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.

The event was organized and supported by the WIPO (Geneva) in cooperation with the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.

The agenda of the seminar included the issues of national and international regulation of copyright and related rights. The subject is specifically relevant in terms of the Russia’s entry to the WTO.

The participants focused on the importance of the problem of counterfeit products distribution, infringement upon copyright and related rights, and vulnerability of the intellectual property system.

Participants of the seminar: Mr. Sergey Stolyarov, Director of 2012 Anti-Counterfeiting International Forum, Director General of NP “International Coalition “Anti-Counterfeiting”, Mr. Ivan Bliznets, Research Manager of the Conference, Rector of the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property (RGAIS), and Ms. Marina Karelina, Business Programme Director at 2012 Anti-Counterfeiting International Forum.

Direct speech
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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