At the 12th International Forum ‘Intellectual Property – 21st Century’ Rosoboronexport and Russian Helicopters, both members of Rostec, signed an agreement for protection of IP rights in military and technical cooperation.
“Rosoboronexport and Russian Helicopters entered the agreement to coordinate actions for protection of intellectual property rights in arms trade, as well as to fight unfair competition on the international arms market during military and technical cooperation,” commented Rosoboronexport's Director General Alexander Mikheev.
There is a clear-cut trend of growing number of technological partnership projects on the world market of military equipment. These include R&D, licensed production, joint ventures and other efforts involving transfer of technologies. Legal protection of results of intellectual activity, a systematic endeavor of Russian actors in military and technical cooperation in Russian and international jurisdictions, is a crucial task, carried out by Russia to hedge against risks of facing losses in conditions of unfair competition.
“A joint effort to address the problem of protection of rights, owned by Russian players, abroad will not only boost the yield of technological partnership projects, but prevent losses of cutting-edge technologies in helicopter building as well,” explained Alexander Mikheev.
Rosboronexport is all in favor of joining efforts with Russian defense enterprises and federal agencies to address issues of protection of IP rights, held by Russian individuals and entities, to include the state, during conclusion and implementation of contracts involving transfer of technologies.