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Russia jurisdiction report: Dealing with patent infringements

Russia21-10-2020Erik Viik

The Russian patent litigation system is bifurcated: patent infringement cases are heard by courts, while patent invalidity actions are filed with the Chamber of Patent Disputes, a sub-division of Rospatent, the Russian IP office.

Russia jurisdiction report: Customs registration—pros and cons

Russia27-04-2020Annikki Hämäläinen

Although the introduction of the IP register of the Eurasian Customs Union is already established, the member states have so far failed to implement it in practice. Therefore, trademarks still have to be separately registered in all national customs registers of the Eurasian Customs Union member states, including Russia.

Russia jurisdiction report: A new system to rival Madrid?

Russia25-11-2019Riikka Palmos

You may have heard rumours about a new trademark protection system created in Eurasia. What exactly does the Eurasian region encompass, and how does the new system work?

Russia jurisdiction report: A turning point for Russian legal services?

Russia22-05-2019Annikki Hämäläinen and Riikka Palmos

There have been discussions and different projects pending about regulating the legal services in Russia for a long time. None of those projects has led to major changes, until now. It seems that now there is a real will for actual changes in the Russian legal services system. A new reform project is pending.

Russia jurisdiction report: The rules on patent opposition

Russia14-09-2018Erik Goussev

In Russia, third parties may dispute the validity of a granted patent by filing an opposition with the Patent Disputes Chamber, a department of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), located in Moscow. The opposition period is not limited, meaning that an opposition can be filed any time after a patent is granted.

Russia jurisdiction report: Common procedures for IP disputes

Russia18-05-2018Riikka Palmos

The IP rights environment has become very internationally-focused lately. IP owners have many opportunities to protect their IP rights globally, but enforcement of IP rights is still mainly based on national requirements and processes with country specifics and peculiarities. This is also the case in Russia.

Using customs to fight counterfeits

Russia31-05-2017Riikka Palmos

The steady increase in counterfeit goods presents a real challenge for IP owners. The only effective way to protect IP rights in Russia is registration at Rospatent. Based on registration, the owners are then able to use their rights exclusively and prohibit others from using identical or confusingly similar rights. Registration is also needed for fighting against counterfeits.

Review of the revised design patent system

Russia24-11-2016Irmeli Nokkanen

The design patent system in Russia changed radically two years ago. Since October 1, 2014, a list of claimed essential features has no longer been requested. The protection is based only on pictures.

IP reputation: Turning a corner

Russia20-05-2016Riikka Palmos

In the past Russia has had a bad reputation for enforcing intellectual property rights. The competence and expertise of courts in IP matters has been especially questionable. Even after several changes in legislation and practices, many IP owners still have doubts about the existence of effective mechanisms for protecting and, especially, enforcing IP rights in Russia.

Russia: still a good place for IP protection

Russia19-02-2016Erik Goussev

Government ineffectiveness, bureaucracy and an unpredictable legislative environment are some of the challenges of doing business in Russia. Contrary to what is commonly thought, however, examination and registration of intellectual property rights by the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) is done efficiently and without unnecessary delay.

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