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Source: Russia – Council of the Federation

The Senator held a “round table” on “Legal mechanisms for quality control of regional brands and their protection from the spread of counterfeit products”.

The theme of intellectual property, support of regional brands is in the spotlight of the Federation Council, it was discussed at the Council for intellectual property issues. This was stated by the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee for science, education and culture Liliya Gumerova. Homerville Salavatneftemash from Executive body of state power of the Republic of Bashkortostanstat held a meeting “round table” on “Legal mechanisms for quality control of regional brands and their protection from the spread of counterfeit products”. The event was held in the framework of the VIII International legal forum “Legal protection of intellectual property: theory and practice” at the Moscow state law University. After O. E. Kutafin.

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In his speech Liliya Gumerova recalled that in December 2017, the Chairman of the Federation Council instructed each Senator to register at least two regional brands. “In 2019 compared to the 2017 year almost 65 per cent increase in the number of applications filed for state registration of brands. From December 2017 there were 74 of the brand,” said the Senator.The head of the Federation Council Committee drew the attention that the producers from Kalmykia, Chuvashia, the Krasnoyarsk territory, the Leningrad, Pskov, Rostov areas was first applied for registration.Liliya Gumerova noted the importance of the adoption of amendments to the Civil code, which introduced a new object of intellectual property, “geographical indication”, and determines the peculiarities of its legal protection. The relevant law comes into effect in July 2020 According to her, the registration of “geographical indications” will help bring to market a variety of products, protect consumers from substandard products.

The law on “geographical indications” will create the necessary conditions to prevent unfair competition

In this regard, she cited data that more than 40 percent. mineral water is realized without the necessary documents. “The adopted law on “geographical indications” will create the necessary conditions to prevent unfair competition, including in the turnover of mineral water,” — said the MP.The head of the Federation Council Committee also focused on the protection and promotion of domestic products abroad. “This will contribute to our country’s accession to the Geneva act of the Lisbon agreement on appellations of origin and geographical indications”, — said the Senator.Liliya Gumerova noted that the widespread use of “geographical indications” will contribute, in particular, increasing the knowledge of the region, investment in its development, the emergence of new jobs, tourism development. This opinion was shared by representatives of more than 20 regions of Russia, participating in the round table.

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The discussion was attended by the President of the Court for intellectual property rights Lyudmila Novoselova, Deputy head of the Federal service for intellectual property Love Kyrie, Vice-President of Russian public organization of small and average business “Support of Russia” Natalia Zolotykh, Deputy head of Roskoshestvo for legal issues Andrei Belousov, the Chairman of the Board of the Studio Soyuzmultfilm, the General Director of Central studios for children and youth films named. Gorky Yuliana Slascheva, etc. Summarizing the discussion, Liliya Gumerova noted that all proposals will be summarized and included in the outcome document of the “round table”.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.

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