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“Intellectual Property Rights: recent trends, court practices, problems and solutions"


On 26 June 2014, the AEB Intellectual Property Committee held its Annual Conference “Intellectual Property Rights: recent trends, court practices, problems and solutions" at the premises of the Delegation of the European Union to Russia. IP Annual Conference serves as a valuable platform for experts in Intellectual Property issues, creating opportunities to learn about most important issues on IPR protection through face-to-face interactions with representatives of state bodies, courts and leading legal companies and providing a valuable discussion platform. The event was moderated by Eugene Arievich, AEB Intellectual Property Committee Chairman, Partner of Baker&McKenzie. Vygaudas Ušackas, Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation in the Russian Federation, welcomed the participants. Speakers from Russian state bodies (Federal Antimonopoly Service, Federal Customs Service, Rospatent, Court for Intellectual Property Rights), international organizations (Eurasian Economic Commission, European Commission) addressed a variety of topics ranging from the new IP-related changes in the Russian legislation, case law overview, IPR protection within the Customs Union and Single Economic Space, EU IPR strategy in third countries. Also this year, special focus was paid to the case of “Soviet” brands, changes to the Civil Code, IPR infringement in the Internet, the practices of online contracts, protection of exclusive rights and trademarks and other issues. The AEB thanks Goltsblat BLP (Silver sponsor) for supporting the event.

L-R: Natalia Lozhkina, Head of Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Federal Service for intellectual property of the Russian Federation; Lauma Buka, Policy Officer, Intellectual Property and Public Procurement, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission; Andrey Kashevarov,  Deputy Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation; Eugene Arievich, Chairman of the AEB Intellectual Property Committee, Principal, Baker&McKenzie; Pjotr Baklakov, Chief of the Department of trade barriers, currency and export control of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation; Dmitry Bulgakov, Judge of the Court for Intellectual Property Rights; Alibek Zhibitaev, Consultant of IP Department of the Entrepreneurship Department, Eurasian Economic Commission.