On 18 June 2013, Almaty hosted the international conference on the theme: «Actual issues of protection of the rights of trademark owners, the subjects of the customs Union»
On 18 June 2013, Almaty hosted the international conference on the theme: «Actual issues of protection of the rights of trademark owners, the subjects of the customs Union», organized by the Kazakhstan Association of trademark owners (Kazbrend), with the support of the Eurasian economic Commission.
The conference was targeted at heads and top managers of companies, the owners of the trademarks, experts and specialists in the field of intellectual property.
The Republic of Kazakhstan is a participant of the customs Union within the Eurasian economic community, which establishes a single customs territory within, a mutual trade in goods is not a subject to customs duties and economic restrictions, where the countries-participants of the customs Union apply the common customs tariff and other common measures for regulating trade in goods with third countries. This raises issues of trademark protection, competitiveness and perspectives of promotion of brands on the market.
In this regard, the main objective of the Conference was to discuss topical questions of protection of the rights of domestic and foreign manufacturers and their representatives on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the framework of the Customs Union, the ways and challenges of the resolving those problems.
The conference was attended by representatives of state authorities, customs authorities, law enforcement agencies, judges, right holders, and business representatives of the countries of the Customs Union, Kyrgyzstan, China, international experts and representatives of international organizations. The Eurasian economic Commission was represented by Kishkembayev A.B., head of the Secretariat of Board Member (Minister) for economy and financial policy, Aliyev D.B., Deputy Director of Department of development of business activity.
On behalf of RSE «National Institute of intellectual property» took part Director S. Bekenov, Director of the branch of RSE «NIIP», Almaty К.О. Batayeva.
In the framework of this conference there were two panel sessions: «Actual problems of law enforcement practice and legislation of the member States of the Customs Union in the sphere of intellectual property» and «About parallel imports». Bekenov, took part in the first panel session, where he gave a presentation on current issues in the process of working on a draft Treaty on trademarks, service marks and appellations of origin of goods on the territory of States of the Single economic space.
In the end of the conference the organizers thanked the participants for their interest to the topic, noted the actuality and timeliness of the questions discussed at the conference.
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