Film Industry and IP Rights: New Heroes, New Perspectives

Moscow, 47 Pokrovka Street

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 5:45-9:00 pm

A high-profile event in a carefully cultivated atmosphere of intimacy and elegance.

ART LawFT is delighted to present a lively and inspiring platform for top-notch experts to discuss hottest legal issues in the film industry:

How easy is film production in Russia? What are the main problems of IPRs protection in film production? Where is a fine line drawn between an unprotected idea and someone else’s work? What is the protection regime for protagonists, plot, script, music? Is common sense a commonplace in Russian IP courts? What are the challenges faced by online cinemas and other video service providers?

Expert discussion will then give way to premiere screening of “SKAZKA” film. This is the second work of Maxim Kulkov in his new role as a film director. In 2021 the film became a laureate of the ‘Kinotavr’ film festival, Russian Film Week (London), 24th Annual Portobello Film Festival (London), 18th Salento International Film Festival (Salento), and Artkino.

Networking will then continue over food & drinks in a classy Italian style called Stile Italiano with a glass of sparkling Franciacorta, white Pinot Grigio or red Barbera d’Asti from the famous Italian wine regions. The choice is no wonder since Italy is a birthplace for greatest Italian directors and innovative film ideas.

Our speaker list features:

Elena Trusova, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, Partner, Dispute resolution, Head of Intellectual property, Advocate, Patent Attorney

Ekaterina Tilling, Eversheds Sutherland, Partner, Head of IP Russia, Senior Teacher at HSE Faculty of Law

Anton Nefedev, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, Counsel, Head of IP in Technology (Russia), Patent and Software Attorney

Denis Sharko, Founder at Sync Lab, Music Supervisor at Comedy Club Production, Music License at Warner Music Group

Alla Berlinova, NBC Universal Russia, Head of Legal Department

The event will be moderated by an avocate and film director Maxim Kulkov, Managing Partner at Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners.

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