Region: Russian Federation

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

New amendments to Russian regulations pave way for generic drugs

Russia’s new measures for regulating pharmaceutical products promise a new wave of innovation by making it easier to file patents, but also signal a shift in the domestic pharmaceutical market as we know it.

30 June 2021

Russia fast-tracks patent applications in the war against covid-19

One year on from the Russia Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to accelerate virus and disease-related patent applications, figures show that rates have grown substantially.

23 June 2021

EAEU Treaty on Trademarks comes into effect

The new Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods is a significant step forward in shaping the implementation of a regional filing system across the region.

09 June 2021

How to obtain patent protection for strains of microorganism in Russia

Medicines based on strains of microorganism are a growing sphere of the pharmaceutical industry and require reliable patent protection. It can be challenging but not impossible to obtain patents for medicines containing these strains - provided that applicants know what they are doing.

26 May 2021

Russia’s first-to-file and state-secret check requirement explained

Russia’s first-to-file system may appear to be complicated, but a deep dive into the process demonstrates that it is not so daunting.

19 May 2021

Registering personal names as trademarks in Russia

Using a name as a trademark is an age-old practice that is still common today. However, not many people are aware of the strict rules – and the loopholes – that exist in the registration system when it comes to registering this type of mark.

21 April 2021

Comprehensive review charts how Russia’s pharmaceutical market is changing in response to covid-19

A new report presents an invaluable snapshot of the trademark aspects of Russia’s pharmaceutical industry, highlighting the government’s continuing push for localisation, as well as the evolving role of online pharmacies.

07 April 2021

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