Friday, April 5, 2013

WIPO Opens Office in Moscow

On 23 March, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree establishing a World Intellectual Property Organization office in Moscow. The draft agreement for the establishment of the Moscow office was prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other federal executive authorities of the Russian Federation. The Moscow office is expected to start operating after the agreement is signed and ratified by the Russian Federation. Upon the commencement of operations, the Moscow office will become the fifth WIPO external office, joining branches in the United States, Japan, Brazil and Singapore.

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