Washington, D.C.

The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) is pleased to welcome international scholar Vyacheslav Gavrilov to the office. Dr. Gavrilov, along with IIPI Program Attorney Kevin M. Reichelt, is taking part in the U.S.-Russia Experts Forum. Over the next ten weeks, Dr. Gavrilov will collaborate with Mr. Reichelt to produce a policy paper addressing the problem of counterfeiting and piracy in the Russian Federation.

Dr. Gavrilov is the Dean of the International Law Department of the Law Insitute at the Far Eastern National University in Vladivostok, Russia. Dr. Gavrilov received his Ph.D. in Juridical Sciences from Kazan State University and is author of over 50 articles, books and textbooks.

The U.S. – Russia Experts Forum is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States department of State, implemented by the International Research & Exchange Board. The Forum equips high level experts from both nations with the necessary tools for collaborating on policy briefs at U.S. think tanks, government agencies and research centers, which will ultimately culminate in the development of policy recommendation and conclusions, and establish long-standing bilateral partnerships. The policy brief will be presented in Washington D.C. in June and at the final conference in Moscow in November 2007.

For more information, please contact Kevin M. Reichelt via email at kreichelt@iipi.org.