Region: Russian Federation

IP Court clarifies what constitutes token use for trademarks vulnerable to non-use

Russian owners may claim token use to prevent their trademarks being cancelled. However, whether this will be regarded as sufficient evidence of use depends on market conditions and business practices.

12 January 2022

Russia approves radical new anti-counterfeiting plans

A decisive new strategy looks set to transform the war on fake goods in Russia. The measures will extend landlord liability for counterfeits and will initially apply to priority sectors only – although there are already discussions underway about extending them.

24 November 2021

How to successfully navigate exclusions in Russian patent law

While Russian patent law identifies which objects are excluded from patentability, not all exclusions are straightforward. A deep dive into a recent case study provides useful guidance for this murky area.

03 November 2021

Why a Russian patent injunction against 61 Samsung handset models could be a gamechanger

Exclusive analysis on the expansive legal theory used to bar use of Samsung Pay service and dozens of Galaxy smartphones

01 November 2021

How to register on the Eurasian Patent Organisation’s new Pharmaceutical Register

The creation of a new Pharmaceutical Register earlier this year is a significant boost for the Eurasian life sciences space and should provide a higher level of transparency for players across the sector.

27 October 2021

The Eurasian trademark system creates new opportunities for brand owners

Following the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union, a trademark registration system has been implemented for member states. With easier registration procedures and lower fees, this system will encourage brands to seek proper protection for their marks.

13 October 2021

What you need to know about non-use trademark cancellation actions in Russia

Non-Russian rights holders often find the country’s non-use cancellation procedure confusing. Fortunately, trademark professionals in the country have put together some useful information for those considering filing their marks there.

25 August 2021

Amendments to alcohol production laws signal new dawn for champagne and cognac labelling in Russia

The Russian beverages sector, as well as foreign importers to Russia, are grappling with an overhaul of the use of the terms ‘champagne’ and ‘cognac’, in an effort to distinguish the sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France and Russian shampanskoye, and other similar beverages.

18 August 2021

In Russia, public personal data is not so public anymore

The rules for processing public data have changed in Russia – now, individuals have more control over their data, while data operators must obtain special written consent from the data subject.

11 August 2021

The crucial role that trademarks play in Russia

An overview of the Russian trademark landscape focuses on key points that trademark applicants need to consider when registering their marks.

07 July 2021

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