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AmCham Mongolia co-organizes a workshop on intellectual property rights protection

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Mongolia, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, and the General Agency for Intellectual Property and State Registration (GAIPSR) organized Basics for Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights, a half-day workshop held on September 27, 2017, at Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel.

Senior officials from GAIPSR and representatives from AmCham Mongolia, AmCham member companies, government agencies, and the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar attended the workshop. The workshop featured presentations and discussions on various topics, including enforcing your intellectual property rights (IPR) through GAIPSR and working with the Customs Authority of Mongolia, National Police Agency, Prosecutors’ Office of Mongolia and private law firms to protect IPR. IPR case studies and informational presentations were presented by AmCham members Anderson and Anderson LLP and Hogan Lovells LLP.

Senior Commercial Specialist of the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Mr. Michael Richmond highlighted the workshop’s importance in informing the private sector about ways to protect their intellectual property and said, “The best way to protect your intellectual property rights is to know what resources and tools are available for you in Mongolia and to use them.”

Director of Policy and Advocacy at AmCham Mongolia O. Adiya spoke about the tools and resources employed by AmCham to address the IPR challenges in Mongolia, and said, “We have our member-led IPR Committee, which issued a position paper in 2016 on the subject and meets regularly to discuss ways to develop advocacy initiatives to tackle IP infringement in Mongolia. AmCham also has a legal task force, comprised of specialists from our member law firms, which works collaboratively to provide suggestions regarding key legal developments in IPR to the Government of Mongolia.”

About AmCham Mongolia

AmCham Mongolia is an independent membership-driven organization that seeks to build, strengthen, and protect business between the United States and Mongolia, and to actively promote Mongolia as a destination for American investment. AmCham Mongolia is the official local affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business federation in the world with over 3 million member companies. AmCham Mongolia is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce, consisting of 29 American Chambers of Commerce in the Asia-Pacific region.


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