Natalia Gulyaeva, partner at Hogan Lovells, tells WIPR about the current IP situation in Russia.
In the early days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the West imposed more than 10,000 sanctions on Russia, and hundreds of global brands began withdrawing from the country.
Meanwhile, the Kremlin amended its civil code to allow the use of patented inventions from “unfriendly countries” without seeking permission from the owner or paying any compensation.
And, as of today—June 29—Russia has amended its trademark law to open up applications to any individual.
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