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AGREEMENT

of May 26, 2017

About cooperation in the field of counteraction to production and distribution of counterfeit products

The governments of the State Parties of this agreement which further are referred to as with the Parties

for the purpose of creating favorable conditions for expansion of economic, scientific and technical and cultural state cooperation - participants of this agreement,

wishing to provide conditions for decrease in threat of economic safety of the State Parties of this agreement, and also risk for life and health of consumers,

understanding need of coordination of efforts of the State Parties of this agreement and acceptance of effective measures for counteraction of unfair competition in the field of intellectual property, to production and distribution of counterfeit products,

considering importance of increase in efficiency of protection of intellectual property rights, including copyright and related rights on the Internet,

being guided by the international obligations and the legislation of the State Parties of this agreement,

based on provisions of the Agreement on measures for the prevention and suppression of use of false trademarks and geographical instructions of June 4, 1999, and also the Agreement on cooperation in the field of legal protection and protection of intellectual property and creation of Interstate council on questions of legal protection and protection of intellectual property of November 19, 2010,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The parties perform cooperation in the field of counteraction to production and distribution (acquisition, storage, movement) of the counterfeit products (made and distributed with violation of intellectual property rights), including in the digital circle, provide measures of legislative procedure for effective suppression of turnover of counterfeit goods, promote expansion of interaction of authorized (competent) bodies of the Parties on the basis of the principles of equality according to international treaties which participants they are, and the legislation of the states.

Article 2

The parties enable development and implementation of measures, directed to enhancement of regulatory framework in the field of protection and protection of intellectual property rights, creation of mechanisms of counteraction to production and distribution of counterfeit products, to violation of the rights to intellectual property items, including on the Internet.

The parties perform exchange of information in the field of counteraction to production and distribution of counterfeit products between authorized (competent) bodies of the Parties according to the legislation of the states.

Article 3

For the purpose of implementation of this agreement of the Party taking into account the national legal system:

harmonizations of regulatory framework in the field of protection of intellectual property rights on counteraction to production and distribution of counterfeit products, including regulations of the civil, administrative, customs, antitrust, penal and procedural legislation of the State Parties of this agreement promote;

provide strengthening of mechanisms of law-enforcement practice of the specified regulations, including increase in efficiency of attraction to administrative and criminal liability for production and distribution of counterfeit products;

take measures for introduction in the national legal system of the regulation providing criminal liability for production and the address of counterfeit, counterfeited medicines if such regulation is not stipulated by the legislation the State Parties of this agreement;

perform different actions, including operational and preventive, according to the prevention, identification, counteraction and suppression of the offenses and crimes connected with turnover of counterfeit products;

develop techniques of identification, suppression and disclosure of this category of offenses and crimes;

promote increase in skill level of staff of law-enforcement bodies, customs, tax, antimonopoly, judicial authorities, and also other authorities of the State Parties of this agreement within which competence questions of counteraction to production and distribution of counterfeit products, in the field of protection of intellectual property rights are;

promote deepening of cooperation of authorized (competent) bodies of the State Parties of this agreement with owners;

exchange experiment on the prevention, identification, counteraction and suppression of the offenses and crimes connected with turnover of counterfeit products;

communicate, the counterfeit products concerning identification of production sites and channels of its distribution;

exchange educational, methodical and special literature;

hold seminars, scientific and practical conferences, forums, and also scientific research, including joint, on this subject.

Article 4

The parties perform cooperation on implementation of provisions of this agreement through the authorized (competent) bodies according to the legislation and the international obligations of the State Parties of this agreement.

Article 5

The parties determine the list of the authorized (competent) bodies and report about it to depositary in case of delivery of the notification on accomplishment of the interstate procedures necessary for entry into force of this agreement. Each of the Parties within one month in writing through diplomatic channels notifies depositary on changes of the list of authorized (competent) bodies.

Article 6

For the purpose of implementation of this agreement authorized (competent) bodies of the Parties can sign interservice agreements about cooperation according to the prevention, identification, counteraction and suppression of the offenses and crimes connected with turnover of counterfeit products.

Article 7

Coordination of interaction of the Parties on implementation of provisions of this agreement is assigned to body of industry cooperation of the Commonwealth of Independent States - Interstate council on questions of legal protection and protection of intellectual property.

Article 8

Financing of the events for implementation of this agreement held by the Parties is performed within the means which are annually provided in budgets of the State Parties of this agreement to the relevant ministries and departments on accomplishment of their functions.

Article 9

This agreement does not affect the rights and obligations of each of the Parties following for it from other international treaties which participant is its state.

Article 10

The changes which are its integral part which are drawn up by the relevant protocol can be made to this agreement by mutual consent of the Parties.

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