The Europe + Asia Event Forum 2015 took place in Sankt-Petersburg from 20th to 23th of January. In the frames of this Forum the «Expopriority. Intellectual Property and exhibition industry» Conference was held.
During the Conference, the participants discussed the matters of protecting intellectual property in the exhibitions market, the issues of the “exhibition intellectual potential”, as well as the state governance and legal protection of intellectual property in the exhibitions industry.
At the Conference Alexander Lipkes, ALRUD Associate, made the presentation “Recent changes in Russian intellectual property legislation”. Eugene Soldatov, Managing Partner of the Patent Bureau «Soldatov & Partners», Larisa Glagoleva, Senior Legal Adviser of Intellectual Property Department at the Legal Administration of the ZAO Expocentre, Roman Tarasov, Director of the Deloitte & Touche CIS, Sergey Brutyan, Founder and partner of the Law Office Schulze, Brutyan and Partners LLC, also participated in the Conference. Ekaterina Bednova, Head of the Intellectual Property Department of the Legal Division of the ZAO Expocentre, moderated the session.
The Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation held the event. Leading industry associations and unions, such as the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF), the Russian Association of Communication Directors and Corporate Publishing (AKMR) and the National Association of Event Specialists (NAES) also supported the Forum.