• 2015-2016 Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition

  • The winners of the 2015-2016 IP Moot Court Competition

  • The Chairman of the IPRC Board of Trustees, Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan, held a Seminar on "Intellectual Property and its Importance for Armenia" for Ayb High School students.

  •  The winners of the 2014-2015 IP Moot Court Competition with the final round judges.

  • IPRC, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Armenia, held a Round Table Discussion on RA Civil Code, Chapter 10 (Intellectual Property)

  • The winners of the 2013-2014 IP Moot Court Competition with the final round judges.

  • CLDP, in cooperation with Armauthor, the IP Agency, and the Ministry of Culture, hosted a one-day awareness raising event in Yerevan for government representatives, local businesses and right holders on collective copyright management.

  • The Chairman of the IPRC Board Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan attended the UC Davis' Licensing Academy, which was hosted by PIPRA. Lecturers included world renowned instructors from the UC Davis School of Law and other prominent law schools, outstanding legal practitioners and business experts representing major U.S. firms.

  • The Chairman of the IPRC Board of Trustees Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan visited Silicon Valley, California, USA (Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend, SRI International, etc.).

  • Presentation by Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan, at the University of of California, Davis, School of Law, on IPR challenges involved in development and distribution of Malaria Vaccine.

  • Participants of 2014 “I Create” Competition.

Seminars on IPR

The Chairman of the IPRC Board of Trustees, Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan, held a Seminar on "Intellectual Property and its Importance for Armenia" for Ayb High School students.

Venue: Ayb High School

Date: May 16, 2014

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IPRC held a Seminar on Legal Writing and Argumentation Skills for the 2013-2014 IP Moot Court Students.

Speakers:
Ara Khzmalyan

Venue:

AUA, Department of Law

Date:
December 21, 2013

For more information on 2013-2014 IP Moot Court competition, please visit www.ipr-center.org/en/2014-ip-moot-court.

The US Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), the US Embassy of Armenia, the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) in cooperation with the American University of Armenia, Intellectual Property Rights Center (IPRC) and the University of New Hampshire, School of Law held a two-day Workshop on "Intellectual Property as a Tool to Accelerate Knowledge-Based Economic Development".

Speakers:
Stanley Kowalski, Associate Clinical Professor Director, International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI), UNH School of Law.
Vince Macri, Inventor, Founder/Partner of Macri, Greenspan & Moramarco, Mineola, NY; Adjunct Professor, UNH School of Law.
Ashlyn Lembree, Clinical Professor Director, Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic, UNH School of Law.
Sarkis Knyazyan, Chairman of the IPRC Board of Trustees, Managing Partner of Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm.
 
Date:
December 9-13, 2013
 
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The USAID-funded Enterprise Development and Market Competitiveness Project (EDMC) and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) announced the third round of the Top Class Program for Entrepreneurs and Managers in Armenia. Top Class is a unique program that selects a group of entrepreneurs and managers, inviting them to attend a set of professional development sessions to enhance their performance and productivity. IPRC held a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for the Participants of the CEED Top Class Program and emphasized the importance of the protection of Intellectual Property Rights, in Armenia.

Speaker:
Sarkis E. Knyazyan
Managing Partner, Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm (www.knyazyanlaw.com)
Chairman of the Board, Intellectual Property Rights Center (www.ipr-center.org)
Member, Armenian Observatory on Piracy and Counterfeiting
Lecturer, AUA Department of Law (http://law.aua.am/faculty)

Event:
Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for the Participants of the CEED Top Class Program for Entrepreneurs and Managers

Venue:
“Erebuni-Plaza” Multifunctional Business Center

Date:
December 5, 2013

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The Managing Partner of Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm, Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan held a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for Armenian Litigators.

Venue:
Armenian School of Advocates, Yerevan, Armenia
 
Date:
May 23, 2013

Gyumri Law School of the Yerevan Management University (www.ymu.am) and Intellectual Property Rights Center (IPRC) held a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for the representatives of culture, art and education.

Speaker:
Managing Partner, Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm (www.knyazyanlaw.com)
Chairman of the Board, Intellectual Property Rights Center (www.ipr-center.org)
Member, Armenian Observatory on Piracy and Counterfeiting
Lecturer, AUA Department of Law (http://law.aua.am/faculty)
 
Venue:
Gyumri Branch of Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, Gyumri, Armenia
 
Date:
May 17, 2013

The Managing Partner of Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm, Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan held a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights, for students of the Armenian School of Advocates. 

 
Venue:
Armenian School of Advocates, Yerevan, Armenia
 
Date:
May 8, 2013

Armenian School of Advocates, Gyumri Law School of the Yerevan Management University (www.ymu.am) and Intellectual Property Rights Center (IPRC) held a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for Litigators from Gyumri.

Speaker:
Managing Partner, Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm (www.knyazyanlaw.com)
Chairman of the Board, Intellectual Property Rights Center (www.ipr-center.org)
Member, Armenian Observatory on Piracy and Counterfeiting
Lecturer, AUA Department of Law (http://law.aua.am/faculty)
 
Venue:
Gyumri, Armenia
 
Date:
May 4, 2013

The Managing Partner of Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm, Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan held a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights, for students of the Armenian School of Advocates. 

Venue:
Armenian School of Advocates, Yerevan, Armenia
 
Date:
April 26, 2013

IPRC and Gyumri Law School of the Yerevan Management University (www.ymu.am) held a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for the representatives of Gyumri Technopark.

Speakers:
Managing Partner, Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm (www.knyazyanlaw.com)
Chairman of the Board, Intellectual Property Rights Center (www.ipr-center.org)
Member, Armenian Observatory on Piracy and Counterfeiting
Lecturer, AUA Department of Law (http://law.aua.am/faculty)
 
Levon Sargsyan
Director of Gyumri Branch of Yerevan Management University (www.ymu.am)
 
Venue:
Gyumri Technopark, Gyumri, Armenia
 
Date:
April 19, 2013
 

The Managing Partner of Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm, Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan held a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights, for students of the Armenian School of Advocates. 

Venue:
Armenian School of Advocates, Yerevan, Armenia
 
Date:
April 16, 2013

The National Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship organized a seminar on Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. The Managing Partner of Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm, Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan made a presentation and informed the audience about the purpose and importance of the Customs enforcement of IP rights, as well as the risks involved in current procedures for importers, distributors and IP right holders.

Venue:
National Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Yerevan, Armenia
 
Date:
March 29, 2013

The Managing Partner of Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm, Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan held a seminar for the members of the Armenian Chamber of Advocates (litigators) on Intellectual Property Rights.

Venue:
Armenian School of Advocates, Yerevan, Armenia
 
Date:
March 28, 2013

The USAID-funded Enterprise Development and Market Competitiveness Project (EDMC) and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) announced the second round of the Top Class Program for Entrepreneurs and Managers in Armenia. Top Class is a unique program that selects a group of entrepreneurs and managers, inviting them to attend a set of professional development sessions to enhance their performance and productivity. IPRC held a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for the Participants of the CEED Top Class Program and emphasized the importance of the protection of Intellectual Property Rights, in Armenia.

Speaker:
Sarkis E. Knyazyan
Managing Partner, Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm (www.knyazyanlaw.com)
Chairman of the Board, Intellectual Property Rights Center (www.ipr-center.org)
Member, Armenian Observatory on Piracy and Counterfeiting
Lecturer, AUA Department of Law (http://law.aua.am/faculty)

Event:
Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for the Participants of the CEED Top Class Program for Entrepreneurs and Managers

Venue:
“Erebuni-Plaza” Multifunctional Business Center

Date:
January 24, 2013

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IPRC held a Seminar on Argumentation Skills for the 2012-2013 IP Moot Court Students.

Speakers:
Vladimir Vardanyan
Ara Khzmalyan

Venue:

AUA, Department of Law

Date:
January 19, 2013

For more information on 2012-2013 IP Moot Court competition, please visit www.ipr-center.org/en/2013-ip-moot-court.

IPRC held a Seminar on Legal Writing for the 2012-2013 IP Moot Court Students.

Speakers:
Ara Khzmalyan
Karen Manukyan

Venue:

AUA, Department of Law

Date:
December 24, 2012

For more information on 2012-2013 IP Moot Court competition, please visit www.ipr-center.org/en/2013-ip-moot-court.

The IPRC Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan held a presentation for the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America in Glendale, California, USA on the “Recent developments in the field of Intellectual Property Rights protection and Technology Commercialization in Armenia”.

Venue:
The Armenian Society of Los Angeles
117 S. Louise Street
Glendale, CA 91205

Date:
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 7:30 pm

The IPRC Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Sarkis Knyazyan held a presentation for the Greater Metropolitan Washington Area Section of the Armenian Scientists of America in Washington DC, USA on the “Recent developments in the field of Intellectual Property Rights protection and Technology Commercialization in Armenia”.

Venue:
St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church Hall,
4125 Fessenden Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Date:
Sunday July 8, 2012

The USAID-funded Enterprise Development and Market Competitiveness Project (EDMC) and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) announced the launch of the Top Class Program for Entrepreneurs and Managers in Armenia. Top Class is a unique program that selects a group of entrepreneurs and managers, inviting them to attend a set of professional development sessions to enhance their performance and productivity. IPRC held a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for the Participants of the CEED Top Class Program and emphasized the importance of the protection of Intellectual Property Rights, in Armenia.

Speaker:
Sarkis E. Knyazyan
Managing Partner, Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm (www.knyazyanlaw.com)
Chairman of the Board, Intellectual Property Rights Center (www.ipr-center.org)
Member of the Armenian Observatory on Piracy and Counterfeiting
Lecturer, AUA Department of Law (http://law.aua.am/faculty)

Event:
Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for the Participants of the CEED Top Class Program for Entrepreneurs and Managers

Venue:
“Erebuni-Plaza” Multifunctional Business Center

Date:
June 1, 2012

 

IPRC held a Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for AUA College of Engineering.

Speaker:
Sarkis E. Knyazyan
Managing Partner, Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm (www.knyazyanlaw.com)
Chairman of the Board, Intellectual Property Rights Center (www.ipr-center.org)
Member of the Armenian Observatory on Piracy and Counterfeiting
Lecturer, AUA Department of Law (http://law.aua.am/faculty)

Venue:
American University of Armenia, College of Engineering

Date:
May 25, 2012

 

IPRC held a Seminar on “How to conduct patent (prior art) searches online?”.

Speaker:
Alfonso Calles Sanchez
IPR Advisor of the EU Advisory Group to Armenia

Venue:
Microsoft Innovation Center, State Engineering University of Armenia, Building #10, 6th Floor

Date:
May 18, 2012

 

Intellectual Property Rights Center (IPRC – www.ipr-center.org) held a workshop on Intellectual Property Rights for IT and High Tech Companies. The workshop was hosted by TUMO Center for Creative Technologies (www.tumo.org) and introduced the Armenian IT and High Tech community to the main concepts of Intellectual Property Rights (such as copyright, patents, industrial designs, utility models, trade secrets, topology of integrated circuits and trademarks) as well as discussed the advantages and disadvantages of protecting software and other intellectual property by copyright or patent.

Speakers:

Artur Maysuryan
Head of EU Affairs Department, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia

Janne H. Wellendorf
Resident Twinning Advisor, Danish Patent & Trademark Office

Artur Varderesyan
Head of the IP Unit of the Police Department of the Republic of Armenia

Karen Karapetyan
Head of Devision for Customs Affairs and IP Protection Procedures of the Legal Department of the RA State Revenue Committee

Sonya Vardanyan
Head of Copyright and Related Rights Department of the Armenian Intellectual Property Agency of RA Ministry of Economy

Narine Mkrtchyan
Legal Counsel, Business Software Alliance in Armenia

Asya Dallakyan
Anti-piracy Manager, Microsoft Armenia

Sarkis E. Knyazyan
Managing Partner, Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm (www.knyazyanlaw.com)
Chairman of the Board, Intellectual Property Rights Center (www.ipr-center.org)
Member of the Armenian Observatory on Piracy and Counterfeiting
Lecturer, AUA Department of Law (http://law.aua.am/faculty)

Event:
Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights for IT and High Tech Companies

Venue:
TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, 16 Halabyan Street, Yerevan, Armenia

Date
April 14, 2012
                               

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IPRC held a Seminar on Argumentation Skills for the 2011-2012 IP Moot Court Students.

Speakers:
Vladimir Vardanyan
Levon Gevorgyan
Ara Khzmalyan
Sarkis Knyazyan

Event:
Fourth Seminar for the IP Moot Court Students

Venue:
AUA, Department of Law

Date:
February 4, 2012

For more information on 2011-2012 IP Moot Court competition, please visit www.ipr-center.org/en/2012-ip-moot-court.

 

IPRC held a Seminar on Legal Writing for the 2011-2012 IP Moot Court Students.

Speakers:
Ara Khzmalyan
Sarkis Knyazyan

Event:
Third Seminar for the IP Moot Court Students

Venue:
AUA, Department of Law

Date:
December 17, 2011

For more information on 2011-2012 IP Moot Court competition, please visit www.ipr-center.org/en/2012-ip-moot-court.

 

IPRC held a seminar on “Copyright Issues in Television and Radio Broadcasting”.

Guest Speaker:
Susanna Nersisyan, Director of Armauthor NGO

Venue:
Eurasia Partnership Foundation

Date:
November 26, 2011

 

IPRC held a Seminar on Copyright, Trademarks and Unfair Competition for the 2011-2012 IP Moot Court Students. The Speakers emphasized the importance of the protection of the intellectual property rights for Armenia. Mr. Barseghyan also described the advantages of using licensed software and all the negative consequences of the use of pirated software.

Guest Speakers:
Andranik Khachikyan, Deputy Head of the Armenian IP Agency
Susanna Nersisyan, Director of Armauthor NGO
Grigor Barseghyan, Director of Microsoft Armenia
Sarkis Knyazyan, Managing Partner of Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm

Event:
Second Seminar for the IP Moot Court Students

Venue:
AUA, Department of Law

Date:
November 19, 2011

For more information on 2011-2012 IP Moot Court competition, please visit www.ipr-center.org/en/2012-ip-moot-court.

 

IPRC held a Seminar on "Commercialization, Invention and Innovation" with Prof. Hagop Panossian.

Speaker:
Hagop Panossian, Ph.D.
President of ARPA Institute
Boeing Tech Fellow (Retired)
Adj. Prof at California State University
Foreign Member of the NAS of Armenia

Venue:                                                       

Microsoft Innovation Center of Armenia

Date:
November 5, 2011

 

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