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IPR Saint-Petersburg II


Title Enhancing Intellectual Property Rights Competence and Cooperation in Russia (St. Petersburg), Finland, Denmark and Sweden
Funding Co-financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland.
Implementation period   November 2007 – October 2009
Beneficiary country Russia, Saint Petersburg
Beneficiary institutions 1 Nordic and Russian educational institutions offering IPR education
2 Local and foreign copyright holders
3 Business support organizations in St. Petersburg and the Nordic countries
4 St. Petersburg City Administration
5 Law and patent firms
6 National Patent Offices in the Nordic countries and Russia
7 National Boards of Customs in the Nordic countries, EU border countries and Russia
DKPTO role Project partner
Budget 393.656 €


This project aims at enhancing Nordic-Russian cooperation in protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR), in developing IPR education and in raising public awareness on importance of protecting intellectual property. The project contributes to the overall development of the IPR system in Saint Petersburg by strengthening capacities and knowledge of key IPR actors in Saint Petersburg. It also facilitates exchange and dissemination of information on Russian IPR system in the Nordic countries. The long term objective of the project is to contribute to the development of the regional innovation system in Saint Petersburg by strengthening one of its core elements an effective IPR system. Further a long term objective is to establish versatile and functional contacts and cooperation networks between key IPR experts in the Nordic countries and NorthWest Russia.


The project has four components:
Component 1: Promoting IPR system development in St. Petersburg
Component 2: Enhancing cooperation of Nordic and Russian authorities on IPR protection and enforcement
Component 3: Promoting IPR Education Cooperation
Component 4. Awareness raising

Project Leader:
Baltic Institute of Finland


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