Progress of IP Reforms in Armenia Main Topic of EU-Armenia Seminar

Jun 21 2011 - 12:36

The progress of intellectual property rights protection in Armenia was the main topic of discussion at the seminar organized by the EU Advisory Group and the Armenian Interagency Commission coordinating Armenia-EU Cooperation on May 20, 2011.

The participants at the seminar established that Armenia made progress in terms of its intellectual property legislation, increased activity of the specialized police unit in charge of IPR protection and enforcement and the remuneration to the owners of copyright and related rights. However, shortcomings were detected with regards to counterfeiting and piracy and the external border enforcement.

It was also noted that an EU-funded technical cooperation project worth EUR 1.2 million (USD 1.7 million) would be implemented in the IPR field in Armenia in the period 2012-2013.

Since 2008, the EU Advisory Group has been supporting the Armenian government in the implementation of its reforms and international commitments.

For more information, please contact Aleksandra Pavlovic at our Macedonia office.

Source: Public Radio of Armenia website

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