Bishkek: Youth against Counterfeits. Arts in Defence of Brands

On May 24, 2019, a delegation of the "BelBrand" Association visited Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, several events were held in parallel.

At 11 a.m., the conference hall of the Rixon Hotel hosted a sitting of the "BelBrand" Discussion Club "Youth against counterfeits; attitude to illegal trade and related phenomena". The sitting was attended by Mr Razakov, Zh. P., Kyrgyz Vice-Prime Minister, officials from the Kyrgyz State Customs' Service, Board of Judges of the Republic of Kazakhstan and of the Eurasian Economic Union Court, the State Intellectual Property and Innovation Service under the Kyrgyz Government, the deputy corps of the Bishkek City Kenesh (Assembly), and the "BelBrand" Association for Intellectual Property Protection.

The sitting participants decided to appeal to the relevant bodies of state power and public structures of the member-countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) with proposals to continue working in the following areas:

- Standardization of products and services with drafting technical requirements and putting thereof into practice; i
- informing the population, including by using the capabilities of mass media and social networks; involvement of competent state bodies to monitor people's applications on product quality, sale places of counterfeit products and illegal trade;
- Establishment of educational structures (institutions) for targeted training of future experts in the sphere of detecting and suppressing violations in the area of intellectual property protection;
- Joint activities to promote national brands in EAEU countries based on joint sociological studies aimed to assess the popularity of manufacturers, producers and brands of foodstuffs and consumer products.

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