On April 30, 2013 OHIM and Rospatent jointly held in Barcelona the Seminar “Trade Mark and Design Protection in the Russian Federation and Related Issues”.
The event was aimed at raising awareness of the EU businesses and users of trade mark and design protection systems interested in protecting their IPRs in Russia.
Presentations of the speakers were devoted to the main aspects, approaches and problems of obtaining protection of trademarks and industrial designs in Russia and the role of Rospatent related thereof; as well as to current cooperation activities undertaken by both Offices and the European Commission aiming at the approximation of the IP systems, and the issues concerning the recent accession of Russia to the World Trade Organization and formation of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
On the occasion of the Seminar, Director General of Rospatent, Mr. Boris Simonov, and OHIM President, Antonio Campinos, also met bilaterally in order to discuss the key priorities of future cooperation between the Offices (April 29, 2013).
• Presentations (ZIP - 20 Mb)