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Russian patent service does not want to have competitor in its field of activity

Russian ministry of communication has drafted new presidential decree on establishment of new public state organisation – Russian intellectual property center. The organisation is to be established with aim to improve state policy in the field of intellectual property, consolidation of state and civil society efforts for development of IP market and increasing of export potential in the terms of shifting to digital economy.

According to draft project the Russian intellectual property center is to be found with participation of organisations and unions. Its member would be the Russian government. Some of the main purposes are to secure development and safe functioning of info-telecommunication infrastructure for the management of rights in IP objects and means of individualization, streamlining provision of services in the field of IP and interaction between stakeholders, market players and state authorities in IP market.

Russian patent service did not like such idea. Its chief believes his office is ready to challenges of modern realities. “We welcome new bodies dealing with intellectual property. We welcome business platforms. I saw the draft decree on establishment of new state public organisation with parallel functions. Such approach goes beyond framework of usual activity. We have sent our remarks. The draft should be improved.” – said Rospatent chief. Chief claims Rospantent deals with intellectual property issues satisfactorily and is ready is the volume of work would increase.

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