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EEC and WIPO to strengthen cooperation on intellectual property

EEC and WIPO to strengthen cooperation on intellectual property

5/7/2019
On May 7, Timur Zhaksylykov, the Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Economy and Financial Policy of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the EEC and the WIPO at the meeting held in Geneva (Switzerland).
The purpose of the Memorandum is to strengthen the organizations’ interaction in the sphere of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. In addition, the cooperation between the EEC and the WIPO will be enhanced through the exchange of information and joint efforts within the development of recommendations and dispute resolution on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
“During the cooperation between the WIPO and the EEC, the activities of the Eurasian Economic Union in the sphere of intellectual property have achieved considerable success, including with the expert support of the WIPO in this space”, - Timur Zhaksylykov highlighted. – I’m convinced that sharing experiences and information in the sphere of legal regulation of intellectual property as well as mutual participation in the activities of the WIPO and the EEC will contribute to a comprehensive, mutually beneficial and equal cooperation of our organizations”.
“The signing of the Memorandum will not only provide a strong basis for further strengthening the bilateral relations between the WIPO and the EEC, but will also expand the possibilities of such cooperation for the development of intellectual property rights in the Eurasian space”, - Francis Gurry said.
For reference
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization which serves as a specialized UN Agency in the sphere of creative activities and intellectual property.
The WIPO membership is given to 192 States, with about 250 intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations having an observer status at this organization, including the Eurasian Economic Commission, which received it in 2014.
WIPO’s mission is to promote the protection of intellectual property worldwide through the cooperation of States and international organizations as well as to ensure administrative cooperation under specific international treaties in the sphere of intellectual property.