VII Biennial Architecture of St. Petersburg
The VII Biennial ‘Architecture of St. Petersburg’ was held in St. Petersburg on 12-18 February. It was organized by the St Petersburg Union of Architectural Workshops, the St Petersburg Union of Architects and the Russian Ethnographic Museum, with the support of St Petersburg Government: the Committee for Architecture and Urban Development and the Committee for the State Inspection and Protection of Historic and Cultural Monuments.
Architectural enlightenment was the main topic of the VII Biennial. The Marble Hall of the Ethnographic Museum became for a week a ground where masters of modern architecture, young architects, town planners, city authorities, developers, journalists and designers discussed the unique destiny of St. Petersburg, the preservation of its legacy and the prospects for, and trends in, modern urban development.
As part of the programme of VII Biennial Architecture of St. Petersburg, Aleksei Gribanov, Head of the Intellectual Property and TMT Practice at Borenius Russia, and Elena Bedareva, Counsel, Attorney, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney of the Intellectual Property and TMT Practice at Borenius Russia, held a master class for architects: “Copyright. How should an architect protect his/her project? A case study from the best lawyers.” Our colleagues addressed the most topical issues concerning securing intellectual property rights to, and protecting, architectural projects, and how related disputes can be avoided.