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Director of the Center for Mediation and Arbitration of the WIPO visited Kazpatent

On September 25, 2019, Eric Wilbers, Director of the Center for Mediation and Arbitration of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), visited the National Institute of Intellectual Property.

Director of RSE “NIIP” Yerbol Ospanov opened the meeting with a welcoming speech.

The visit of the WIPO representative took place within the framework of the expert mission on practical issues of effective resolution of disputes in the field of intellectual property through mediation and arbitration in Kazakhstan. Mr. Eric Wilbers visited the expert units of RSE "NIIS" and got acquainted with the organization of work of experts of the Department.

During the meeting, First Deputy Director Kaliya Batayeva spoke about the experience of resolving disputes in the field of protection and protection of intellectual property in the Republic of Kazakhstan, in particular about disputes related to the registration of trademarks, noted the current changes in the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of IP and provided statistics. Daniyar Kakimov, an employee of the Department for Development and International Cooperation, presented the guest with information about the main activities of the department.

Within the framework of the working visit, issues related to the use of mediation on disputes in the field of protection of intellectual property rights were discussed. Mr. Wilbers was interested in questions regarding the number of court cases in the field of violation of intellectual property rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the subject and nature of these proceedings: in particular, on what IP objects and whether these disputes stem from contractual relations.

Particular attention was paid to the formation and development of the Kazakhstan Institute of mediation in the field of intellectual property and the creation of the best practices of foreign experience in this area.

At the end of the visit, Eric Wilbers expressed his admiration for the volume and quality of work performed by the staff of the Kazakhstan patent office and thanked the management of RSE “NIIP” for the meeting.

        
Eric Wilbers, Director, Mediation and Arbitration Center, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

 

 
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