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Sectors: Innovation, Local development, New technologies, Town planning, Trade

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Federations Unions

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Strengthening the legal framework related to Intellectual Property Rights and related rights in Azerbaijan
Main beneficiaries: Public administrations, Mandated bodies

Responsible: European commission

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Funds for: Strengthening the legal framework related to Intellectual Property Rights and related rights in Azerbaijan
Main beneficiaries: Public administrations, Mandated bodies

Priorities and funded actions:

Objective
* Enhance the legal and institutional framework for the protection and management of works protected by copyright and related rights in digital networks;
* Assist the Intellectual Property (IP) Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the development of the Centre for Intellectual Property including by supporting the establishment of the “national digital aggregator”, a digital repository for objects of national heritage;

Priorities
* Development of the institutional framework supporting enforcement of copyright and related rights in digital networks;
* Enhancement of the institutional capacity of the Enforcement Centre on IP rights by supporting the completion of development of a system of application of control marks to products containing protected works, and the creation of a national cultural aggregator as a repository of creative material of national importance;
* Legal and regulatory review and development of new legislation;
* Training and public awareness initiatives

Among financed actions
* Conduct a review of the Enforcement Centre on IP rights and prepare a medium-term strategy for its development, with an action plan for years 1-3 of the strategy;
* Evaluate and provide a report with recommendations on the means to develop the system of collective management in digital networks;
* Provide specifications for data management, data protection and preservation systems in the repository infrastructure;
* Provide system-design and software specification for online ordering of control mark;
* Provide software specifications for improved integration of existing software and better application programming and graphical user interfaces;
* Conduct gaps analysis to establish the state of approximation of Azerbaijan copyright and related rights law to the EU acquis;
* Provide a report with a table of concordance and list of recommended primary and secondary legislative acts and amendments, including amendments to civil, criminal and administrative codes;
* Prepare a training need assessment and a training strategy for the staff of the Enforcement Centre on IP rights and the Intellectual Property Agency, a group of trainers and representatives of key selected stakeholder institutions;
* Organize a program of study tours and/or internships in relevant EU Copyright-related institutions

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the project: 24 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be a public administration or a mandated body;
– Be established in an EU Member State;

– Action must take place in Azerbaijan