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About CIPR

Founded in 1999, CIPR is a private-public partnership dedicated to advancing intellectual property rights protection, enforcement and reform in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and in other countries of Eurasia. Through public education, legislative action and legal reform, CIPR works with the U.S. and regional governments as well as private sector partners to establish transparent IPR regimes that adhere to international standards.

CIPR’s Corporate Members include some of the world’s most famous trademark, patent and brand owners. Our Associate Members are major international and regional business and professional groups. We enjoy active support from state Patent and Trademark Offices throughout the region and cooperate with the World Intellectual Property Organization, INTERPOL, the World Customs Organization and the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, among others. read more


IPR Policy Advocacy: CIPR’s public policy and communications professionals advocate for international standard IPR laws, regulations and enforcement practices in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, and other countries of the region. We work closely with CIPR corporate members and associate members to communicate unified messages on IPR issues to government policy makers and IP stakeholders in industry, consumer organizations and media. read more

Policy Priorities

Protections for Trademark and Geographic Indications:

CIPR seeks legislative reforms in all countries of the region to support the following positions:

a. Procedures to Grant Well-known Trademark Status – CIPR advocates for procedures to review and grant well-known trademark status in conformity with international standards. read more

CIPR Members


United States
Amanda Lahan
US Representative, CIPR
Senior Account Manager
PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies
607 14th St, NW Ste 500
Washington, DC 20005
Tel. 1-202-466-6210
Fax 1-202-466-6205


Alexey Brevnov
Russia Representative, CIPR
Senior Government Relations Counselor and Director of Health Care Practice Group
PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies
3 Uspensky Pereulok, Building 4
Moscow, Russia 127006
Tel. 7-495-775-0077
Fax 7-495-775-0075


In 2013, CIPR looks forward to working with IPR stakeholders in industry, government and consumer groups to improve protections for intellectual property in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, and in other countries of Eurasia. We will use the pages of the CIPR blog to highlight key IPR issues and to engage our readers in a conversation about these critical issues and their role in growing businesses and economies in the region.

We look forward to participating in interesting and robust discussions in the future. Please let us know if we can provide any information on CIPR's programs, activities and about membership.


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