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9 Dec 2020

What Rospatent has in store for 2021 – head of Rospatent speaks out

The head of the Russia Patent and Trademark Office highlights improvements in the patent field and reveals the office’s plans for 2021. Read more

25 Nov 2020

Using patents to best protect antibody-based drugs in Russia

Medicines based on antibodies are a crucial component of the pharmaceutical industry, making it essential to properly draft claims so as to obtain patents with reasonable claims coverage. Read more

20 Nov 2020

Conflicting patents in Russia

Patents with different priority dates do not often confl ict, but when they do, it creates considerable uncertainty for the patent owners. Read more

19 Nov 2020

Yury Kuznetsov

"Most of our foreign clients are owners of large IP assets and we are proud that many of these assets are continuously growing thanks to our professional assistance." Read more

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12 Oct 2016

Tax aspects of pricing in IP transactions

Price is an important element of all contracts and IP transactions are no exception. Due to the unique character of most transferable IP assets, it is vital to define the contractual price clearly as, in case of disagreement, it is difficult to apply civil mechanisms to determine it. 

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Law & Policy

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30 Aug 2019

Taken for granted

Patent prosecution remains a key part of IP practices at law firms all over the globe but as rights holders place more emphasis on the quality of their grants, specialists need to ensure that they stay up to date with the latest developments. In a co-published editorial, IAM brings together experts from top firms around the world to offer invaluable insight into how prosecution is changing. Read more

9 Sep 2015

Intellectual property acquires a general manager

The recent appointment of Grigory Ivliev as the new head of the Federal Service of Intellectual Property marks a new era for the office. Under forthcoming legislation. Its remit will be widened to cover not only the issues that it regulates at present (including inventions, designs and trademarks), but also large-scale copyright (eg, music, films and literature).

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Litigation

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6 May 2020

Second medical use inventions – Russian and Eurasian patent legislation

When patenting inventions in Russia, one potential route is granting a patent for an invention relating to a well-known product used for a new purpose, the so-called ‘second medical use invention’. Read more

25 May 2018

Trends in pharma patent litigation in Russia

During recent years the number of patent infringement cases in the pharmaceutical field has increased significantly. Read more

2 Nov 2016

Authenticity of evidence questioned in patent cancellation proceedings

The IP court recently ordered the patent office to reinstate the validity of a patent which had been ordered to be cancelled by the Chamber of Patent Disputes in contravention of the law. The chamber had based its decision on an uncertified copy of the relevant document.

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7 Sep 2016

Be brighter, put out the lighter

Some years ago Russia passed a law obliging film providers to warn viewers before a film that the film includes scenes of smoking tobacco. In a recent case the IP Court considered whether showing an intertitle bearing such a warning was damaging to the film author's creative idea and right to the inviolability of the work.

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Patents Law

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6 May 2020

Second medical use inventions – Russian and Eurasian patent legislation

When patenting inventions in Russia, one potential route is granting a patent for an invention relating to a well-known product used for a new purpose, the so-called ‘second medical use invention’. Read more

30 Aug 2019

Taken for granted

Patent prosecution remains a key part of IP practices at law firms all over the globe but as rights holders place more emphasis on the quality of their grants, specialists need to ensure that they stay up to date with the latest developments. In a co-published editorial, IAM brings together experts from top firms around the world to offer invaluable insight into how prosecution is changing. Read more

25 May 2018

Trends in pharma patent litigation in Russia

During recent years the number of patent infringement cases in the pharmaceutical field has increased significantly. Read more

2 Nov 2016

Authenticity of evidence questioned in patent cancellation proceedings

The IP court recently ordered the patent office to reinstate the validity of a patent which had been ordered to be cancelled by the Chamber of Patent Disputes in contravention of the law. The chamber had based its decision on an uncertified copy of the relevant document.

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Strategy

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16 Dec 2015

The perils of secrecy

Trade secrets are a very specific form of IP right, as in order to assert a trade secret the rights holder can rely only on his or her word and the contract. Cases over know-how are rare. However, one recent case involved two entrepreneurs in St Petersburg.

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10 Dec 2014

Changes herald a happy and prosperous new year for rights holders

This has been a memorable year in the IP field as it witnessed significant reform of the Russian IP legislation. Changes of this calibre do not happen often. The 2014 revision amended hundreds of provisions in order to make the law more business friendly, including streamlining IP deals and simplifying design law.

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