The Forum was held April 24-27, 2018 in Moscow in the frames of Intellectual property Day in Russia. The main topics for discussion at the Forum were:
- the Hague System for Industrial Designs (new opportunities and issues of concern);
- mediation in the field of intellectual property;
- peculiarities of court procedures on protection of exclusive rights, recovery of compensation;
- strategy of developing global market of intellectual property in the interests of the digital economy;
- procedures against counterfeits;
- problems of commercialization of intellectual property;
- E-commerce, blockchain and bitcoins.
The plenary session as well as the conferences in the frames of the Forum were attended by representatives of the Government of the Russian Federation, Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Rospatent, WIPO, Eurasian patent office, Intellectual Property Court and specialized experts.