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Russian Federation : Rospatent has done a great job in promoting regional brands.

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Rospatent hosted a thematic meeting dedicated to the current issues of legal protection of appellations of origin. The event was attended by representatives of federal authorities, lawyers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers from 27 regions of the country - more than 200 people.

The participants were greeted by the head of Rospatent, Grigory Ivliev , who emphasized the importance and necessity of development and promotion of Russian regional brands, and the improvement of legislation in this matter. " In his annual message , Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the need to create effective tools for economic growth, updating the legal framework to modern challenges. I'm sure one of these tools will be the development of regional brands, the opportunity for unique goods manufacturers to protect the rights at the place of origin of the product and increase production, to expand the market, create jobs and generate positive export potential ", - said the head of service.

First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture Lilia Gumerova recalled that after the speaker of the upper chamber of the parliament Valentina Matvienko addressed the meeting of the council on intellectual property under the Federation Council to the heads of regions, the subjects began actively applying for registration of the NRMW. " Rospatent has done a lot of work on this issue lately, " Gumerova said .

"The place of origin of goods, being registered, accompanies the goods on the market ," said Lyubov Kiriy, deputy head of Rospatent . " It contributes to the promotion of the region itself, the development of infrastructure, the creation of new jobs, attracts investors and tourists ."

She recalled that at the moment amendments are being prepared to the Civil Code to include the notion of "geographical indication", which will allow registering a much wider range of unique goods.

In addition, Lyubov Kiriyi told about the launch of a special section on the official site of Rospatent "NMTP and regional brands" , which contains all relevant information on how to register the names of places of origin of goods.

Representatives of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation , the Ministry of Industry and Trade , the Ministry of Agriculture and the Rosalkogregulirovaniye told the meeting participants about the procedure for issuing the conclusion necessary for registration of the NRMT.

The thematic meeting was also made by representatives of law firms, regional public organizations, and enterprises.

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