On June 30, within the framework of the business program of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, the session “Russia and Eurasia – a Common Patent Space” was held.
The session participants discussed the formation of a common expert and information space in the region, the development of the intellectual property (IP) protection system and the phenomenon of authorship in the context of copyright and industrial property. The session was moderated by the President of the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) Grigory Ivliev.
The President of the Office noted the importance of coordinating work at all integration platforms and developing the initiative of the President of the Russian Federation to create a Greater Eurasian Partnership.
In order to respond to the challenges of modern conditions, we have a good niche in the field of intellectual property – this is interaction within the Eurasian formats. We see that such cooperation is carried out within the framework of the EAPO, the EAEU and the CIS. However, within the framework of integration, not all IP objects are covered yet, the judicial procedure is also imperfect at the momentEAPO President Grigory Ivliev opened the discussion.
On the Russian side, the head of Rospatent, Yuri Zubov, identified priority areas for cooperation within the framework of Eurasian integration: harmonization of legislation, development of a regional system for the protection and protection of intellectual property, as well as digital transformation and platform integration. Yuriy Zubov noted the achievements in the creation of digital solutions in the field of IP, which provide ample opportunities for applicants.
It is very important to expand the list of IP objects in the Eurasian space, to introduce a single trademark. In all areas of Eurasian integration, we see the need to create a common space – digital, informational, expert, which would allow for complementary work for all participants in the innovation process, national patent officessaid Yury Zubov, head of Rospatent.
Chairman of the Board of the Agency for Intellectual Property of the Republic of Azerbaijan Kamran Imanov spoke about the phenomenon of authorship in the prism of patent and copyright law. Continuing the topic, Mikhail Fedotov, Director of the International Scientific and Educational Center “UNESCO Chair on Copyright, Related, Cultural and Information Rights” of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, called the institution of authorship fundamental to the IP ecosystem and “penetrating the sphere through and through”. Mikhail Fedotov also expressed the need to form a general theory of authorship. Authors should be the main beneficiary of cooperation.
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Dmitry Volvach emphasized the advantages of the regional registration system and the development of integration processes in the field of intellectual property in the EAEU.
The main task is the systematic qualitative improvement of integration in the field of intellectual property, bearing in mind, among other things, the development of the patent space in the Eurasian Economic Union. For this purpose, we propose to develop a strategy for the protection, protection, use of intellectual property in the Eurasian Economic Union and look forward to close interaction with the Eurasian Patent OfficeDmitry Volvach emphasized.
Judge of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union Tatyana Neshatayeva gave her assessment of the prospects for the supranational nature of the protection of rights. At the moment, there is a problem of the lack of a unified system for the protection of patents and trademarks in the Eurasian space. In her opinion, the solution could be the creation of a supranational judicial system for the protection of intellectual property rights in the Eurasian space: a single arbitration and a single court.
High-quality legal protection today is possible only at the international, regional levelsaid Tatyana Neshatayeva.
The head of the patent practice of Gorodissky & Partners Law Firm and Eurasian patent attorney Yuri Kuznetsov came up with the initiative to create a single association of Eurasian patent attorneys. The EAPO President supported the proposal as one of the essential elements of Eurasian integration in the field of intellectual property.
The discussion was completed by Sergey Fabrichny, Director of the Federal Agency for the Legal Protection of the Results of Military, Special and Dual-Use Intellectual Activities, who described the licensing activities for the promotion of inventions in the field of pharmaceuticals.