The Intellectual Property and Information Technology (IP/IT) Committee of the Armenian Bar Association is dedicated to fostering a dynamic ecosystem for intellectual property and information technology law within Armenia and beyond and among legal professionals of Armenian heritage. This Committee is instrumental in bridging the gap between legal, educational, governmental, business, startup, and scientific communities across Armenia and other countries, aiming to enhance collaborative relationships and knowledge exchange. It plays a pivotal role in facilitating the exchange of expertise in the management of intellectual property rights, including the prosecution and protection of patents, trademarks, copyrights, as well as cutting edge issues in technology law and related transactional and litigation matters.

The IP/IT Committee is committed to serving as a vital link to IP and technology law practitioners and academicians in the Diaspora, supporting the development and implementation of a robust IP protection and enforcement framework in Armenia. It has become a key advisor, partner, and sponsor of various initiatives aiming to make Armenia a Global Innovation Hub, emphasizing the importance of Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law in education for attorneys, business professionals, and the community at large through awareness building. Moreover, the Committee is dedicated to assisting students and new attorneys in entering the IP/IT law fields professionally.

In collaboration with various Armenian government ministries and stakeholders, the Committee has organized significant events such as the IP & Corporate Law Summit in Yerevan, presenting expert conclusions and recommendations on IP protection and corporate law issues in Armenia. It has produced comprehensive reports that detail transformative changes in Armenia’s IP laws and enforcement, aiming to align Armenia’s legal frameworks with global best practices and stimulate innovation and investment.

The Committee has contributed to legislative amendments and engaged in capacity-building efforts for various stakeholders, including the judiciary and the business sector. The Committee’s work underscores the importance of collaborative efforts, stakeholder engagement, and judicial expertise in effective IP enforcement, aiming to position Armenia as a leading global player in technology and intellectual property, in an effort to 

revolutionize Armenia’s IP landscape. 

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2024 International Law Symposium: Call for Papers

The humanitarian crisis for the ethnic Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) [as a result of Azerbaijan’s complete military encirclement, months-long blockade, and, ultimately, the entire Armenian population’s forced migration out of Nagorno-Karabakh] raise oft-ignored questions about the universality and effectiveness of non-derogable international human rights norms. This Call for Papers seeks submissions of abstracts for papers exploring the relationship between human rights and unrecognized or partially recognized States (viz, countries), particularly in connection with the live issues in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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