Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree "On the Creation of an All-Russian Public and State Organization "The Russian Center for the Circulation of Rights to the Results of Creative Activities", TASS reported. The founders of the center are the Ministry of Digital and the IPChain Association.
Andrey Krichevsky, General Director of IPChain, notes that the blockchain-infrastructure "passed from the status of a private initiative of market participants into the rank of a public and state platform solution". According to him, the President's decision will bring the Russian intellectual property market to a new stage and provide Russia with significant advantages in the technology race.
The main activities of the center include ensuring the development and safe operation of the IPChain infrastructure, including in the scientific and technical sphere. The center has the right to develop initiatives for legal and regulatory regulations of the said infrastructure functioning. The center's functions, among other things, include education in the field of protection of intellectual property rights and management of such rights, which will expand the range of users of digital services.
One of the priorities of the center's activities is the promotion of Russian digital services in the international market. This is necessary for the expansion of international cooperation in the field of IT and data exchange.
The structure of the Coordination Council of the center consists of representatives of Russia's Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Digital Development and Mass Communications, as well as other interested federal executive authorities and public associations.
Andrei Krichevsky noted that the property of the center is formed at the expense of property contributions from IPChain. The Association will give the organization intangible assets, which will include intellectual property rights, and will continue its activities as one of the founders of the center.