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International Projects


 

The Centre’s specialists collaborate in a number of international projects on approximation of national IPR and innovation legislation to international and EU standards, improvement of enforcement of intellectual property and IPR training, particularly (further Centres' participation is reflected):

European Commissions' EuroAid, Tacis, Framework R&D programs

WTO

World Bank

USAID

European Commission

EuroAid project "Enhance Innovation Strategies, Policies and Regulation in Ukraine" EuropeAid/127694/C/SER/UA (01/09/09 – 30/10/2011)

Organisation of complex comparative analysis of innovation activity support legislation in the EU, EU member states and Ukraine and working out of the suggestions and drafts of laws on developing of the national legislation for the sector of innovation and intellectual property based on best practice of the EU and EU member-states. Organisation and taking part in preparation of in-depth analysis of innovation activity support legislation of the EU and EU member states. Organisation of training of government officials in innovation policy development and realisation as well as judges, government officers, lawyers dealing with Intellectual Property. 

Tacis project "Support for the Development of the Policy Dialogue and Advice Programme (PDAP) of the Republic of Kazakhstan" EuropeAid/125646/C/SER/KZ (04/06/09-28/07/09)

Participation in a workshop for Kazakhstan ministries representatives and in recommendations preparations to support of formation of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus custom union in conformity with WTO rules and commitments, utilising as examples of creation of EU Customs Union by EU Member States with presentation of the following issues:

Implementation of measures to protect intellectual property rights by customs authorities in EU member-states.

Application of EU ex-officio rules to protect intellectual property rights by customs authorities.

Defining characteristics and methods for identification of violations of the intellectualproperty rights when transporting goods across the customs border.

Main provisions of the EU legislation in the field of "parallel import"

Tacis Project project "Support to the National Coordination Unit (NCU) and the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) Implementation in Azerbaijan" EuropeAid 124289 C/SER/AZ  (11/08 – 03/10)

The project aim was to strengthen relationships between the EU and Azerbaijan in support of sustainable economic development and political and social cohesion. Main tasks included:

Assessment and policy advice of the situation in Azerbaijan in the sector of the intellectual property, identification the precise and urgent regulatory needs, prepare a sectoral regulatory needs analysis report.

Working out recommendation on providing enforcement of the intellectual property rights, implementation of effective means of enforcing such rights according to PCA and EU and NIS acts (co-ordination of the fight against piracy on a central and regional levels; adoption of the regulatory acts on holographic labels control; on licensing of CD manufacturing, import and export of CDs; on copyright production sale etc).

Organisation of training of NCU personal on approximation of Azerbaijan IPR laws to that of the EU.

Working out suggestions to improve the legislation of Azerbaijan on the activity of collective management organisation based on EU and NIS countries experience.

Tacis European Commission project Support for the Implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA) in the Republic of Kazakhstan-Phase II EUROPEAID/121721/C/SV/KZ (09-10/07)

Main tasks:

Working out for the Committee on Intellectual Property Rights under the Ministry of Justice Centre, for the Trade Policy Development of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Health suggestions on bringing into conformity Kazakh legislation with the WTO TRIPs Agreement’s provisions on protections of trademarks, geographical indications, and well-known marks, confidential information.

Development of a regulatory scheme, including licensing of materials and criminal penalties, for the production and distribution of optical disc material and equipment according to the EU and NIS countries experience.

Providing training to the government officers on IPR issues, including border regulation of IPR.

Tacis project: "Support for the Implementation of the PCA between the EU and the Kyrgyz Republic-Phase2" EUROPEAID/116195/C/SV/KG (07-08/05)

The work included:

Development of recommendations regarding effective implementation of measures for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Assessment of the degree to which Kyrgyzstan complies with international requirements regarding geographic name indications. 

EU DG XII B2 project: Support of the Participation of Ukrainian Scientists in the Fifth Framework Program for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Contract № ICA2-CT-2000-5003 (10/00-10/02)

The work envisaged:

Organization of complex information, legal and intellectual property  services for the participation of Ukrainian scientists and scientific institutions in the European Union research programs.

Organization of training of researches on participation in EU research programs.

Tacis European Commission project Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (UEPLAC) (1998-2001) (1998-2001) (Contracted by GTZ)

Main tasks included:

Drafting government decrees in the sphere of approximation, working out the program of approximation of Ukrainian legislation to EU standards, including IPR protection and enforcement

Conducting comparative analyses of the experience of Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Bulgaria and other East –European countries in organisation of approximation of legislation.

Drafting guides on approximation.

Working out legal providing for free high tech economic zones and innovation parks.

Organisation training of officials.

World Trade Organisation

Word Trade Organisation "Trade Policy and Law Course" for government officials from the Ministries of Trade and Foreign Affairs from Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucuses region (4/10/10 – 29/10/10)

Main tasks: to assist Government officials in obtaining a practical understanding of the TRIPS agreement and its implementation, building capacity for effective negotiations for effectively formulating IPR protection policies by co-lecturing on TRIPS agreement, analysing national peculiarities of TRIPS implementation and intellectual property enforcement in the CEECAC countries (12-13/10/10)

Word Trade Organisation Regional Workshop for Academics from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Caucasus (05/07/2010 – 7/07/2010)

Participation at WTO 2010 Workshop to discuss intellectual property trade issues of relevance to the region and to the multilateral trading system, status of the Doha Round of Negotiations and on issues of countries – WTO interaction.

Word Trade Organisation and International Development Law Organisation "Trade Policy and Law Course” for government officials from the Ministries of Trade and Foreign Affairs from Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucuses region (28/09/09 – 23/10/09)

Main Tasks: To assist Government officials in obtaining a practical understanding of the TRIPS agreement and its implementation, building capacity for effective negotiations for effectively formulating IPR protection policies by co-lecturing on TRIPS agreement, analysing national peculiarities of TRIPS implementation and intellectual property enforcement in the CEECAC countries (15-16/10/09); to expound the enforcement provisions of the TRIPS agreement and mechanisms of its implementation into national practice. 

World Bank

World Bank Project: Europe and Central Asia-Private Sector Group (ECSPF) project  "World Bank Investment Climate Assessment   Ukraine" (09/2008-11/2009)

Providing an analysis of the framework for Intellectual Property Rights protection in Ukraine and preparation a background paper for the “World Bank Investment Climate Assessment Ukraine”.

USAID

USAID Regional Trade Liberalization and Customs Project for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, Component I, Kaz 2.3: Full Compliance with TRIPS Agreement (28/10/10 – 11/15/10)

Analyses of the differences in IPR protection of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus in connection with creation of Single Economic Space by these countries have been made. The report was prepared on main obstacles in creation the Single Economic Space and on EU experience on approximation of legislation, including:

Comparative analysis of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Belarus and Russian Federation with the legislation of the EU on copyright and related rights, inventions, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks and geographical indications,

Review of the principle of exhaustion of rights for trademarks, inventions in the context of regional economic entity such as Single Economic Space and the EU, review of the principle of mutual recognition of trademarks,

Analysis of differences existed in the regulation of the EU member-countries and purposes of harmonization of the EU legislation,

Preparation of Recommendations to Kazakhstan on the process of harmonization of IPR legislation in the context of Single Economic Space.