Region: Russian Federation

Counterfeiters beware! Russia introduces a national system of product labelling

A national system to digitally label goods is being rolled out in an attempt to curb the sale of counterfeit products in Russia. The system, called Honest Mark, is currently far from comprehensive, but paves the way for change in the market.

24 March 2021

Focusing on the genetic construct when applying for a drug patent could be key to obtaining protection

Protecting intellectual property is a key concern in the pharmaceutical industry, which requires high risk and large investments in time and money. It is thus highly recommended that patent applicants focus not only on the drug itself, but also on related subject matters, such as the genetic construct, when applying for protection.

10 March 2021

How covid-19 is helping online infringers to grow their business in Russia

The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth of infringement in the global e-commerce sphere. To combat this, the European Commission has created a watch list of potential infringers – here are certain things that businesses should look out for.

10 February 2021

Ratification begins for the EAEU Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin

The members of the Eurasian Economic Union have signed a treaty that will dramatically alter how member states can apply for and use trademarks in their respective countries and the region as a whole.

03 February 2021

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.

09 December 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.

25 November 2020

Conflicting patents in Russia

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

20 November 2020

How the ongoing electronic IP revolution is shaping Russian IP practice

The switch to electronic has had a number of benefits for Russian filings. However, attorneys should be wary of renting out e-signatures.

11 November 2020

How to simplify patent security clearance for inventions

When filing a patent application for an invention made in Russia, it is crucial to adhere to patent security clearance guidelines to ensure that the invention does not breach national security regulations.

28 October 2020

New possibilities to protect designs in Eurasia

Following a conference in Kazakhstan on the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs in Eurasia, members of the Eurasian Patent Organisation (EAPO) that adopt the protocol will enjoy new rights with regard to protecting designations across EAPO territories.

21 October 2020

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