ICC Russia Commission on Intellectual Property

As the transition to the knowledge economy proceeds, information exchange accelerates and market conditions get more complex, the role of intellectual capital as the key asset of any company is becoming increasingly important.

In the context of the current science-oriented economic paradigm, education, culture, connections and innovation, various types of company’s intangible assets often become more important and valuable than its tangible assets. Businesses, especially successful ones, are considering the effective use of intellectual property as a real opportunity to achieve and maintain high levels of competitiveness on the market.

In addition, a developed area of intellectual property enhances international trade, stimulates investment in creativity and innovation, provides favourable climate for foreign direct investment and technology transfer, and creates favourable conditions for stable economic growth in general.

ICC Russia Commission on Intellectual Property was established in May 2014 upon the initiative of its members. Its purpose is to raise awareness and provide expertise for Russian companies on their way towards the development of an efficient IP management system and its application as one of the essential competitive advantages on both domestic and international markets.

The Commission includes top-quality professionals from among lawyers from leading international firms, judicial officers, representatives of governmental authorities and business associations.

The Commission experts become part of the ICC international Commission on Intellectual Property and obtain the right to participate in the development and harmonization of international standards and mechanisms of business self-regulation on the same footing with international partners. Moreover, they gain access to all international documents developed with input from ICC experts.