Striving for improvement: a new IP court


Alex Belotcerkovskii

The Russian court system has recently been supplemented with the Court of Intellectual Property—a welcome change for IP practitioners and owners of Russian patents.

A federal law introducing changes into selected legal acts with regards to the new IP court was adopted by the Federation Council in late 2011, but the court did not start its actual work until spring 2013. It is located in Moscow and is the first specialised commercial court in the country.

In the past, the Russian judicial system has had challenges relating to the enforcement of patent rights in court. The new system brings in changes and improvements for patent litigation.

Jurisdiction of the IP court

Russian Court of Intellectual Property, specialised commercial court