Dear colleagues,

Expocentre ZAO invites you to take part in the Congress on Intellectual Property Expopriority2015 held on April 22, 2014 at Expocentre Fairgrounds.

Expopriority'2014 will run in the frames of the International Forum on Intellectual Property the 21st Century and become the first stage in the consolidation of the two events, which will be finished in 2015. The result of this consolidation will be a large-scale multi-format forum, comprising thematic and exhibition programmes. It will be held on 22-24 April 2015. Intellectual Property in Russia is the largest and breakthrough event in IP sphere in Russia.

Organized by the Council of the Federation and the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, the CIS Executive Committee, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, and Expocentre ZAO.

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Ministry for Economic Development, the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT), the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), the Moscow City Government, the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF), the Union of Russian Science Towns Development, and the Council of Rectors of Russian Institutions of Higher Education.

Official foreign partners: the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Scientific partner: the Russian State Intellectual Property Academy (RGAIS).

The Congress events are united under the key topic devoted to the Best Practices of Intellectual Property Protection in Russia and Worldwide.

The Congress programme will include the Conference on Development of Russias Country Code Domains in the Era of New Top Level Domains. Who knows the Internet tomorrow?, seminars and round table discussions on development prospects of copyright law; new trends concerning protection of IP rights owners on the Internet.

Among the Congress events there will be International Conference on IP Policy at Universities: Russian and International Practices, informative and educational workshop on Best Practices of IP Protection at Exhibitions, master classes and Fair of Domains.

For participation in the Congress, we are pleased to invite

  • representatives of federal and municipal government institutions and authorities
  • international experts and national patent offices, patent libraries
  • Russian and foreign scientists, experts in IP sphere
  • federal and national research universities, technical institutes and small innovative enterprises affiliated to them
  • state corporations: sectoral science
  • research institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • research and technology incubators, venture companies
  • young inventors and scientists
  • patent attorney offices (Russian and foreign)
  • customs services of the EurAsEC, SCO, and EEA countries
  • investment funds, banks and private investors
  • web community representatives
  • specialists in the exhibition and congress businesses and event-industry.

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