IPChain has become a nationwide infrastructure for the circulation and protection of rights to the results of creative activities
Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the creation of the “Russian Center for the Circulation of Rights to the Results of Creative Activities.” The public-state organization will ensure the safe functioning of the created infrastructure and the development of services for all areas of creative, scientific and technical activity, where intellectual property protection is a crucial thing.
The functions of the center will include support for connecting corporate and public services and platforms owned by private companies and companies with state participation to the IPChain infrastructure. The Ministry of Digital Industry will become one of the founders of the Russian Center, and its property will be formed at the expense of the contribution of the second founder – the IPChain Association.
According to Andrey Krichevsky, the head of the IPChain Association, the decision of the President of the Russian Federation marks the transition of the Russian intellectual rights market to a qualitatively new level, a government platform solution. This gives the country a serious advantage in the technological race. ”
The Coordinating Council of the Russian Center will include representatives of the Ministry of Digital Development, the Ministry of Culture and other interested authorities, departments, and public associations.
Andrey Krichevsky explained that the IPChain Association will transfer the intangible assets that make up the Network’s software complex and the rights to the brand to the newly created public-state organization, and will continue its activities as one of the founders of the Russian Center.
The Russian center will have to develop common approaches to the exchange of information on intellectual property. Other priority areas of work include supporting high-tech exports, expanding opportunities for the protection and protection of intellectual rights to Russian creative products, as well as education in the field of intellectual property.
The Russian center will have the right to prepare and submit to the authorities proposals on regulating the functioning of the IT infrastructure in the field of IP, organizing the provision and implementation of public services and functions in the circulation of rights to the results of intellectual activity, including in the scientific and technical sphere.
The public network infrastructure IPChain, which is coming under the control of the new organization, was created in 2017 on the initiative of more than 30 players in the IP field, among which were government agencies such as the Intellectual Property Rights Court, Rospatent and Rosstandart, the state corporation Roscosmos, all development institutions from RVC to VEB-Innovations and the Skolkovo Foundation.
The interim results of the development of the IPChain Network were reviewed by the working group of ANO Digital Economy at the end of 2018 and were recommended to all companies participating in the national program. To date, the network has recorded more than 5 million transactions with a variety of results of creative, scientific and technical activities. Considering the number of nodes participating in the network, IPChain is one of the world’s largest corporate blockchain networks.