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Protection of Intellectual Property in Armenia

16 July 2010

The EU Advisory Group held its first workshop on intellectual property rights awareness in Armenia on April 15-16. Experts and researchers presented their observations on falsification and piracy trends in Armenia: the falsification index is particularly high in the fields of technology and software programmes where it reaches 92%, as well as in audiovisual products where it reaches 50%. The underlying reasons are likely related to financial profits and the high consumer demand for such products. Studies show that intellectual property owners often do not engage actively in attempts to protect their copyrights. “Today, the major challenge related to IPR protection in Armenia lies in a problematic implementation and weak enforcement of legislation,” said Raul de Luzenberger, Head of the EU Delegation. Better implementation is expected to lead to economic growth and competitiveness on the world market. The two-day workshop was organised by the EU Advisory Group in Armenia, the Ministry of Economy, AEPLAC and the Armenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Protection of Intellectual Property in Armenia

The EU Advisory Group held its first workshop on intellectual property rights awareness in Armenia on April 15-16. Experts and researchers presented their observations on falsification and piracy trends in Armenia: the falsification index is particularly high in the fields of technology and software programmes where it reaches 92%, as well as in audiovisual products where it reaches 50%. The underlying reasons are likely related to financial profits and the high consumer demand for such products. Studies show that intellectual property owners often do not engage actively in attempts to protect their copyrights. “Today, the major challenge related to IPR protection in Armenia lies in a problematic implementation and weak enforcement of legislation,” said Raul de Luzenberger, Head of the EU Delegation. Better implementation is expected to lead to economic growth and competitiveness on the world market. The two-day workshop was organised by the EU Advisory Group in Armenia, the Ministry of Economy, AEPLAC and the Armenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.