The Laboratory celebrates victory: our researchers have long and consistently advocated for the abolition of the ban on 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.
Laboratory Chief Alexey Ivanov presented a special report.
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.
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".
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.
How are we to find a balance between the interests of rights-holders and society? Is such a balance even possible, in principle? This was the key issue up for discussion at the international conference 'Intellectual Property and Innovation in the Globalized World. How to Level the Playing Field?', which was held in the Skolkovo Hypercube on April 22.