The Russian government has submitted an agreement on the opening of a Russian office of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to the State Duma for ratification.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a government resolution to that effect, the government website reported on Friday. Federal Service for Intellectual Property head Boris Simonov will represent the government in the course of the parliament's consideration of the issue.

The agreement was signed in April 2013.

WIPO is a UN specialized agency bolstering an accessible international system of intellectual property. So far, it has offices in four countries - the United States, Japan, Brazil and Singapore.

WIPO offices are tasked with promoting legal protection of intellectual property in the host region and support WIPO global systems of registration of intellectual property objects.

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