Opening the meeting, German Klimenko stressed the importance of such discussions involving businesses, as they produce the most relevant and efficient approaches to state regulation. The Adviser to the President said he hoped that copyrighted items on the internet as a phenomenon would trigger the emergence of new markets. Modern technology is transforming conventional business processes. For example, the internet gave rise to telemedicine that has opened new markets and opportunities, Klimenko noted.
The meeting participants concluded that illegal use of domain names is an ongoing issue that requires an entire strategy as a solution. To prevent fraudulent activity and reduce the increasing workload on the judicial system in this area, the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC) suggested developing a specialised registry for intellectual property that would contain information on all property subject to associated rights and copyright, as well as trademarks, the use of which would restrict domain name delegation.
AITC President Alexei Fyodorov noted that copyright holders would be able to enter their registered trademarks in the registry while domain name registrars would notify the respective copyright holders and request their consent for the sale of domain names containing trademarks included in the registry. A similar approach is successfully used by the customs agency using the Customs Intellectual Property Registry.
Head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property Grigory Ivliyev said that the service and the involved community are ready to develop efficient and convenient practices for copyright holders, as well as to disclose their registries and provide any necessary information on registered trademarks for the purposes of domain name oversight. Additionally, Mr Ivliyev said that the digital era requires new mechanisms and approaches to copyright protection on the internet.