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By Valery Narezhny
As of l January 2019, the basic value added tax (VAT) rate has increased from 18% to 20%.
By Valery Medvedev
Scientists synthesize thousands of substances that could potentially become medicines.
By Alexander Nesterov, Sergey Medvedev
The Russian Civil Code, and in particular Part IV, is the primary legislation for trademarks, among various types of intellectual property. The code governs the prosecution, exploitation, licensing
By Vladimir Biriulin
Despite the seemingly unlimited choice of words and the vast imagination of people, collision between similar words, real or coined, is not infrequent.
By Vladimir Biriulin, Ilya Goryachev
In Russia the main source of patent law is Part 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (hereinafter – ‘the Russian Civil Code'), effective since 1 January 2008 (last amended as of 23 May 2018).
By Sergey Medvedev, Ilya Goryachev
Big Data is a new technological phenomenon which has emerged in the context of today's global digital economy.
By Olga Yashina
It is difficult to imagine an IP issue that is more of a headache for trademark owners than parallel imports.
By Vladimir Biriulin
A trade mark registration No 570712 was obtained by a Russian R-line company in relation to goods in Class 12 and services in Class 36. Volkswagen AG appealed against the registration of that trade mark.
By Sergey Medvedev
Data privacy and protection has become one of the most discussed topics in the information technology (IT) sector in recent years.
By Vladimir Biriulin
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is a relatively new economic union of several countries of former USSR. The economic relations between those countries were broken and now they are taking steps...
By Alexander Nesterov, Sergey Medvedev, Ilya Goryachev
The Russian Civil Code defines a trademark as a sign that serves to individualise goods and services of legal entities and entrepreneurs. In other words, a trademark is a sign
By Vladimir Biriulin
The Patent Office issued a refusal, arguing that the word element 'Paris' was a geographical indication (ie, the capital of France) pointing to the place of rendering services,
By Valery Narezhny
The Federal Tax Service (FTS) recently began publishing information concerning the various obligations of Russian taxpayers (ie, legal entities) and their financial reporting on its website.
By Ilya Goryachev, Sergey Medvedev
Employee-created intellectual property (IP) assets play an important role in the development of every technology business as well as IP portfolio. Russian domestic laws have specific regulations ...
By Nikolay Bogdanov
The turn of 2017 marked 25 years from the day of adoption of the 1992 Patent Law of the Russian Federation, which for the first time provided for a legal concept of a utility model along with patents for inventions.