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Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Intellectual Property Court

On November 27, an online meeting of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Intellectual Property Court was held as part of the Kutafin Readings Moscow Legal Forum, organized by the Kutafin Moscow State Law University.

The meeting participants discussed the issues arising from the application of the norms of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation concerning the legal protection of computer software and databases. The meeting also included an overview of the Intellectual Property Court’s practice; the overview is available on the website of the Intellectual Property Court’s journal.

The Intellectual Property Court received comments and suggestions on the issues raised at the meeting. The meeting involved leading experts in civil law, including in intellectual rights protection, as well as representatives of the regional arbitration courts and arbitration courts of appeals, as the meeting was held online.

Sergei Kopylov, Deputy Director for Legal Affairs of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ, spoke at the meeting. He talked about legal responsibility when using counterfeit software and its distribution, as well as the need to delineate the responsibilities of employees and employers.

“Each meeting of the Scientific Advisory Council is not just an exchange of best practices and opinions on the issues discussed, but it is a real opportunity to develop common approaches and form a uniform judicial practice,” said Sergei Kopylov.

The Scientific Advisory Council of the Intellectual Property Court is an advisory body whose main task is to develop scientifically substantiated explanations and opinions on the application of international treaties, laws and other regulatory legal acts to form a uniform judicial practice, as well as to develop proposals to improve legislation in the field of intellectual property rights protection. For many years, the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ has been paying great attention to cooperation with the Intellectual Property Court, first of all, on issues related to domain disputes. Thus, in 2013, the Presidium of the Intellectual Property Court adopted a resolution approving a certificate on certain issues related to the procedure for applying interim measures in a domain dispute. Experts from the legal department of the Coordination Center took part in drafting the resolution. In 2014, the Intellectual Property Court approved a certificate on issues arising during domain dispute reviews.

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