Programme

06.09.2017
10:30–14:15

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 14

Seminar

‘Intellectual Property: A Regional Development Tool’ International Forum

Developing an Infrastructure for Commercializing Intellectual Property. Regional Registration Systems

06.09.2017
15:15–19:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 14

‘Intellectual Property: A Regional Development Tool’ International Forum

Meeting of the Eurasian Patent Organization Administrative Council

07.09.2017
09:00–13:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 14

Seminar

‘Intellectual Property: A Regional Development Tool’ International Forum

World Intellectual Property Organization Global Services. International Registration Systems


The developing global economy is determining a new trend in the submission of applications to register objects of intellectual property, and confronting rights holders with the issue of expanding the geographical scope of their legal protection. The need to protect intellectual property rights simultaneously in several countries is creating a requirement for convenient and economical mechanisms for registering intellectual property objects and managing them throughout the world. Is it possible to protect objects of intellectual property in a large number of countries by submitting just one international application? Is it possible to pay a single set of fees in order to receive immediate protection in many countries? The seminar will present international systems for registering inventions, trademarks, and industrial designs: the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the Madrid Agreement, and the Hague Agreement. Who can benefit from the PCT and the Madrid and Hague systems? What are the advantages of using these frameworks? Does a single, centralized system for trademarks exist? The seminar will also present global intellectual property databases and tools for a knowledge-based economy, as well as alternative options for settling intellectual property disputes. How well developed is the global intellectual property infrastructure? Aside from legal proceedings, what options are available for settling disputes over intellectual rights?