RussiaRecent IP developments: hot topics and key court decisions

Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation came into effect on January 1 2008, bringing together all the rules governing intellectual property that had previously been included in a variety of laws. Part IV of the Civil Code is really an intellectual property code, containing general provisions applicable to all spheres of intellectual property and provisions regulating specific areas, such as copyright, trademarks and inventions. New case law is also taking shape on the basis of the new IP legislation.

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