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1.13. Artificial Intelligence and the Blockchain Technology in the Fight of Counterfeiting: Legal-Economic Analysis in a Global Context

Friday, 17 May
16:00 - 18:00

Hall #3, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

The implementation of blockchain and next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is both promising and challenging, giving rise to a host of complex, and often interconnected, legal issues. These are the potential overreach of smart contracts and private ordering, copyright registries and data protection, the articulation with the legal regime of digital rights management (DRM), fair remuneration, counterfeiting of fake and pirated goods, among others. The aim of this panel is to map out the legal-economic intersection in these domains and flesh out some of its normative implications, focusing on the examples of Italy, Russia and the respective trade unions: the European and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Sub-topics to be discussed:

- Development and use of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology: opportunities and practical examples of today;

- European Union's Supreme Court decisions, positions and evaluations: the case of Italy;

- Building the culture of law: industrial criminal and civil liabilities in the technology sector;

- Fight against counterfeiting: current état de l'art and next steps;

- Achieving SDG16: digital opportunities and technology risks in the context of the Agenda 2030.


Gabriella Marchelya

President and IT expert – SIRIUS International Research Hub

Welcome Speech

Igor Maksimtsev

Rector, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics


Mario Antinucci

Associate Professor in Criminal Procedure, SAPIENZA University of Rome

Giovanni Ariolli

Judge on Criminal Matters, Italian Supreme Court

Vladislav Arkhipov

Associate Professor of the Department for Theory and History of State and Law, Saint Petersburg State University

Emanuele Bertoli

Associate Professor – Expert in blockchain technology, SUMAS University

Emidio Della Gala

Vice Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Italy

Roberto Mollica

Associate Professor – Expert in anti-counterfeiting, Polytechnic University of Milan

Lina Rubino

Judge on Civil Matters, Supreme Court of Italy

Closing remarks

Nadezhda Kraynova

Dean of faculty of law, St. Petersburg State University of Economics

* The Programme may be subject to change