International Conference on Intellectual Property and Competition in the Pharmaceutical Industry
On the 19 and 20th of March, Rome hosted an international conference on intellectual property and competition in the pharmaceutical industry, organised by the Italian Competition Authority and the World Intellectual Property Organisation. The Lab was represented by Alexey Ivanov.
Change in Legislation on the Regulation of Parallel Imports
The government is in the advanced stages of giving permission to allow parallel imports for certain categories of goods. In February, Head of the Laboratory Alexey Ivanov attended a meeting with First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov on this topic and a subsequent discussion with participant parties at the Federal Antimonopoly Service.
'Parallel Importing' a Theory & Practice Seminar at the Statute School of Law
Laboratory Chief Alexey Ivanov presented a special report.
First Results of the Lab’s Research for the Eurasian Economic Commission Presented
On December 15 Alexey Ivanov made a report at the Working Group of the Eurasian Economic Commission that was set up to study and analyze the economic factors affecting the selection of a specific regime for the exhaustion of exclusive rights and, accordingly, turnover from foreign products - parallel import.
Discussion in Almaty on How Best to Protect Competition in the Common Economic Space
Laboratory Head Alexey Ivanov gave a presentation analysing the concept of the exhaustion of proprietary rights in contemporary Russia, at the international conference "Protection of Competition and Exclusive Rights. Creating Environment for Free Sale of Products in the Territory of the Common Economic Space".
The Laboratory is to Conduct Research for the Eurasian Economic Commission
At a meeting between senior figures at the Laboratory and the EEC Minister of Economics and Financial Policy, Timur Suleimenov, held on October 6, it was decided that an expert report should be drawn up on the selection of systems for the exhaustion of intellectual property rights.
New Book of Ioannis Lianos "Competition and the State" Released
This book, the third in the Global Competition Law and Economics series, provides a number of viewpoints of what competition law and policy mean both in theory and practice in a development context.