Date: September 26, 2023  

Time: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm GMT +6 

Check-in: 09:00 am 

Location: “LOFT 26” conference rooms, Big hall, 26 Markov street, Almaty, Kazakhstan 

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Questions can be posed at Telegram:

09:00 am – 09:05 am: Check-in and Welcome 

Yuri Bolotov (Bolotov & Partners, Kazakhstan) 

09:05 am – 09:10 am: Welcome Remarks 

Adil Ismagulov (Ministry of Justice, Department on intellectual property rights, Kazakhstan) 

09:10 am – 09:20 am: An introduction to INTA 

Tat-Tienne Louembe (International Trademark Association, Belgium) 

09:20 am – 09:30 am: An Update from the Anticounterfeiting Committee 

Dmitriy Markanov (Patentus, Russia) 

Panel discussion 

09:30 am – 11:00 am: Enforcement of trademark rights: Current situation and new trends 

Moderator: Yuri Bolotov (Bolotov & Partners, Kazakhstan) 


Dana Turganbayeva (Department of state revenues of Almaty city) ‘Customs protection of trademarks in Kazakhstan

Timur Berekmoinov (Union of patent attorneys, Kazakhstan) ‘Protection against parallel import in Kazakhstan’ 

Oleg Kuzmin (CRPT TURON, Uzbekistan) ‘Digital track and trace system’ 

Anastasia Kuznetsova (Lego, Russia) ‘Protection of IP rights of the LEGO Group in the Republic of Kazakhstan’ 

Todd Reves (WIPO, Switzerland) 

11:00 am – 11:15 am: Q&A 

 11:15 am – 11:30 am: Break  

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: IP Protection in the Metaverse and NFTs and the future of Class 9 

Moderator: Raffael Garutti (CNV, Brazil) 


Raffael Garutti (CNV, Brazil) ‘Latest developments on Class 9

Yuri Bolotov (Bolotov & Partners, Kazakhstan) ‘Trademarks: languages and alphabets’ 

Tatiana Gorbunova (NIIP, Kazakhstan) (IP Office) ‘Role of IP Office in regulation of protection and use of the trademark in Kazakhstan’ 

Barbara Pocario (INTA, Emerging issues Committee)

Catherine Mateu (INTA, Emerging issues Committee)

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm: Q&A 

 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm: LUNCH 

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Collaboration on online counterfeiting  

Moderator: Dmitry Markanov (Patentus, Russia) 


Aliya Adylzhanova (Jusan Mart, Kazakhstan) ‘Fraud at the marketplace’ 

Leonid Gershuni (SKF, Kazakhstan) ‘Marketplace – information intermediary or part of counterfeiting chain?’ 

Pyotr Kodash (Association of the operators of smoking mixtures, Kazakhstan) ‘Fighting the sales counterfeit ENDS offered in Internet’ 

Maya Lavrova (OZON, Russia) ‘Top mistakes of the right holders during the placement at the marketplaces’ 

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Q&A 

 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm: Break 

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm: Cross-border Enforcement 

Moderator: Zhanat Nurmagambetov (Bolotov & Partners, Kazakhstan) 


Ekaterina Shekhtman (IPINCO, Russia) ‘Recovery of damages of IP infringement’ 

Anna Grevtsova (AIS IP Group, Russia) ‘Brand protection program: from the border to the market’  

Omurgul Balpanova (Arte, Kyrgyzstan) ‘Protection of IP rights at the customs border of Kyrgyz Republic’ 

4:45 pm – 4:55 pm: Q&A 

4:55 pm – 5:00 pm: Closure 

Dmitriy Markanov (Patentus, Russia)