Round table: Protection of intellectual property rights, February 28, 2012

On February 28th, 2012 AmCham held the round table on topic “Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)” with the participation of State Agency on Intellectual Property under the Government “Kyrgyzpatent” and corporation Microsoft, the world leader in software production and innovation and with support of Hyatt Regency Bishkek Hotel.
The round table was held on February 28th, 2012 in the hotel «HyattRegencyBishkek».

The subject area of the roundtable was interesting for political and public figures, representatives of business community, law firms and IT associations, as well as for managers and lawyers of companies in software development and delivery of hardware solutions in the field of information technology.

Round Table “Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)” was held as an open dialogue and served as a good base for raising of awareness in the sphere of intellectual property rights protection and law enforcement, searching for ways of improving the current situation, discussion on how government and business could work together to improve the level of protection from illegal products.

During the event participants have learned about possible methods and tools that are available today in Kyrgyzstan to counter software piracy and protect consumers from the risks of using counterfeit products. Microsoft representatives shared their experiences of interaction with government agencies in implementing projects for reducing software piracy in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.