AZERBAIJAN RATIFIED AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION OF CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES OF CIS COUNTRIES
The Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic, guided by paragraph 4 of Part I of Article 95 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, ratified the Agreement "On interaction of customs authorities of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the field of protection of intellectual property rights".
The agreement is a particularly important legal act in the field of protecting the intellectual property rights of entrepreneurs. On the basis of this Agreement, the CIS member states will be able to carry out a more organized fight against the import of counterfeit goods, thereby suppressing the violation of copyrights, rights to trademarks and geographical indications, as well as appellations of origin.
On the basis of Article 3 of the Agreement, the parties exchange information on the revealed facts of movement of goods in mutual trade of the states, parties to this Agreement, in violation of legislation in the field of intellectual property, as well as information on goods in respect of which there is a suspicion that their movement may be carried out in violation of the laws in the field of intellectual property. In addition, the parties share information about the legislation of their states on organization of protection of intellectual property rights, educational, methodological and special materials and experience in the prevention, detection and suppression of infringements in the field of intellectual property; conduct joint research and exchange views in the field of protection of intellectual property rights, including the arrangement of joint conferences, seminars, meetings and other events; assist in professional training, retraining and advanced training of personnel, carried out both on a multilateral and bilateral basis.
It should be noted that this Agreement was signed by the CIS member states in the city of Ashgabat on May 31, 2019.
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