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Int’l forum “EXPOPRIORITY 2012” to take place in Moscow Nov 28-30

November 21, 2012, 22:10 UTC+3

Expopriority’2011 was a great success with 107 speakers from 14 countries, 200 companies and 2500 specialists from 28 countries attending it

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MOSCOW, November 21 (Itar-Tass) —— The 4th International Forum on Intellectual Property “EXPOPRIORITY 2012” will take place in Moscow from November 28 to November 30, Expocentre Director-General Sergei Bednov, who is the forum organiser, said on Wednesdaym, November 21.

According to Bednov, the forum is called upon to help solve one of the most important problems in conditions of rapid development of science and technology: creating a model for accelerated implementation of inventions in production.

It will also seek to consolidate the efforts of the authorities, business, patent experts, specialists in the field of developing, protecting, advancing and commercialising the results of intellectual activities in the fight against distribution of counterfeit products and fakes.

“Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation makes this year’s forum special. After all, this event opened up the new horizons for our entrepreneurs. Knowing that their inventions are effectively protected, they can offer them in the international market freely,” Bednov noted, adding that the main topic of the forum would be “The Intellectual Potential of Russia: Protection and Realisation”.

The forum will start with the international congress “Russia's Intellectual Potential amid New Challenges” and IP Issues in the Context of the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus. It will also highlight the issues of cooperation with BRICS countries, and offer discussion sessions, seminars and round-table discussions.

The principal topics of the IP Congress’2012 are a Russia's accession to WTO and IP issues, Liability for IP Infringement, Investment in Intangible Assets, Trademarks on the Internet: Law Enforcement Issues and others, reflecting current trends in the IP sector and global challenges facing it.

Reports will be made by Alexander Torshin, Federation Council First Deputy Chairman; Sergei Katyrin, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Boris Simonov, Head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, and others.

The keynote part of the Forum is the Exhibition for Innovative Products and Technologies attended by manufacturers and know-how developers, such as companies, research and development institutes, universities, research centres and higher educational institutions. The infrastructure for support and promotion of innovative solutions will be represented by investment and venture funds, startups and science parks. A special role at the event belongs to science cities. For the first time, exhibition organisers will present their projects aimed at creating communication links between innovation developers and the supporting infrastructure.

The participants in the plenary session will discuss central issues for the Russian nation including:

Russia and WTO: Focus on Intellectual Rights

Intellectual Potential of the Country: Its Legacy and Future

Intellectual Property and Russia’s National Innovative System

Intellectual Property Development Strategy: International Best Practices

Russian Science Cities: Intellectual Resources and Competitive Environment for Knowledge-Based Development.

The plenary session will be moderated by Ivan Bliznets, Head of the Steering Committee, Rector of the Russian State Intellectual Property Academy, an academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; and Sergei Bednov, Director General of Expocentre Fairgrounds.

The session will feature reports by foremost scholars, politicians and public activists including Sergei Glazyev, a presidential aide, an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Boris Simonov, Head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property; Igor Drosdov, Vice-President of the Skolkovo Fund; Mikhail Kusnetsov, an academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Director of the Union for the Development of Russian Science Cities; and David Koris, Head of the ICC Commission on Intellectual Property.

The forum, organised by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Expocentre, has gained the official support from the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), the International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA) and is held under the auspices of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property.

Expopriority’2011 was a great success with 107 speakers from 14 countries, 200 companies and 2500 specialists from 28 countries attending it. The exhibition space made up 3100 m2 and it was the first time that the show ran under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.

Several new projects will be presented at the forum. One of them is “Expocentre for Exhibitions without Counterfeit Products”.

EXPOPRIORITY has been held since 2009 by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Expotcentre with the support of the Federation Council and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property. The first forum brought together 600 experts. More than 2,500 applications were filed this year. The organisers are convinced that the forum can become one of the largest innovative events in Eastern Europe in the years to come.


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