Patents

They are the most powerful means for innovation protection.

In general, the Russian patent law is similar to patent laws of leading countries (closer to European patent system, but not so strict).

Its codified and developed as deemed necessary. Russia contracted the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and is a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Therefore, if you accustomed to proceed with applications with any Patent Office, it would be easy to do the same with Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices our attorneys will point at all hidden pitfalls and assist you.

Patent Litigations and Forensics

The Russian judicial system has been practicing intellectual property law for two decades only. Nevertheless a rate of IP trials increases and judges, lawyers, and attorneys become more and more experienced and competent.

To improve a policy of courts, the specialized IP Court started functioning two years ago. It judges patent, trademark, and copyright cases as a court of appeal and cassation.

The modern Russian IP legislation corresponds to the world standards for this branch of law and provides with effective protection of intellectual property rights.

IP Trasfer

Along with distribution of goods, profit can be earned by patent selling or through licensing it. License and assignment agreements become effective upon recording by Russian PTO. Russian versions of the docs are needed.

Trademarks

It is one of the most popular means for prevention of fake goods distribution.

Along with prosecution in courts, a manufacturer or distributor can lodge its trademark in the Customs Intellectual Property Registry and customs offices will check all imported commodities.

Geographical indications are protected by the Russian IP legislation as well.

News

 
01.10.2014
Amendments of the Civil Code Part IV have come into effect
The amendments have corrected shortcomings detected in the intellectual property legislation and made it clearer.
15.07.2014
Antitrust amendment has been canceled
The government of the Russian Federation has abandoned an amendment canceling immunity of IP exclusive rights owners from prosecution in the fourth set of antitrust amendments.
12.06.2014
Tesla has opened patents
Due to lack of commercial success Tesla Motors has announced it wont initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use patented technology.
16.05.2014
Apple and Google have settled patent litigation
Companies have agreed to withdraw all lawsuits between them over smartphones. They does not reveal information on cross licensing.
03.09.2013
Microsoft has acquired Nokia's business
Microsoft has purchased Nokias business for EUR 3.79 billion and licensed Nokias patents for EUR 1.65 billion. The cost of intellectual property rights is 1/3 of total payment.
03.07.2013
IP Court has started functioning in Moscow
The Court specializes in cases involving intellectual property rights. It hears the cases as a court of appeal and cassation.
24.04.2013
Motorola has lost a patent
Apple has succeeded in nullification of the patent of Motorola Mobility. It could jeopardize delivery of iPhone4 at the USA.