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The Baltic Institute of Finland

Promoting intellectual property protection
in St. Petersburg


During 2004-2006, the Baltic Institute of Finland coordinated a project Promoting Intellectual Property Protection and Related Awareness Raising in St. Petersburg - Joint Cooperation Project Between Finland, Denmark and the City of St. Petersburg in Russia.


The project facilitated exchange and dissemination of information and best practices between experts and authorities responsible for developing local intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement systems. The leading partners of the project were The National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland, The City of St. Petersburg,
The Danish Patent and Trademark Office.


The key project activities included analysis of the current IPR protection system in St. Petersburg and Russia, introduction of a network model for IPR protection and enforcement, joint training seminars, and desining of awareness raising campaing. The results of the project are utilized in the IPR Saint-Petersburg II project 2007-2009.


The project was co-financed by the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Danish Ministry for Economic and Business Affairs and the City of St. Petersburg.


State of the art report:
Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in Today's Russia - Case: City of St. Petersburg

During the project an in-depth analysis of the present IPR protection systems in St. Petersburg and Russia was conducted. Based on the analysis, development needs and opportunities for partner collaboration were identified. An important part of the analysis are interviews of the main IPR actors in St. Petersburg. The report is available below in English and in Russian.

(pdf, 520 kB)


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Ms. Julia Lihhatsjova
Project Coordinator  
The Baltic Insitute of Finland

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