The study highlights the Art.61 of TRIPS of World Trade Organization, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and EU Directives on enforcement of IPRs. It is focused on criminal remedies, corporate criminal liability, Internet piracy, the role of intermediaries in reducing IPR crimes in Internet and the handling of massive volumes of evidence within criminal proceedings in countries with close to Bulgarian social and economic development. It represents the latest approaches in combating intellectual property crime in Internet; the pros and cons of the corporate criminal liability and analyzes the regulations and the case law in the most economically developed countries in the world such as USA, France, Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Russia, and the Court of Justice of the EU, also. It was conducted by leading professionals from business, non-governmental sector, public administration, judiciary and academia – Petar Petrov, judge at Sofia City Court; Ilona Krastenyakova, prosecutor at the Supreme Cassation Prossecution, special agent Yavor Kolev, head of Cybercrime Department, SANS; Albena Spasova, President of the ICITA Management Board, Georgi Sarakinov legal scholar, expert in intellectual property law, etc.
The Comparative Study on the Prosecution of Intellectual Property Crime was presented on special event by H.E. Marcie Ries, US Ambassador to Bulgaria Filip Popov, Deputy Chairman of Legal Affairs Committee; Albena Spasova, President of the ICITA Management Board; Velizar Sokolov, ARSIS Consulting and Petar Petrov, judge at Sofia City Court in the presence of members of the Parliament from all political forces, representatives of business, public administration and academia.