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Patents
7.
Discovery
7.1
Is discovery available during litigation?
 
Russian Federation
Russian law does not provide for discovery proceedings, so the parties must secure evidence themselves.

For more information about this answer please contact: Nikolay Bogdanov from Gorodissky & Partners
7.2
What kinds of discovery are available?
 
Russian Federation
When the plaintiff files suit in court, it must gather evidence itself. If any evidence cannot be obtained, the plaintiff may petition the court to order the defendant or another party to provide the missing evidence.

For more information about this answer please contact: Nikolay Bogdanov from Gorodissky & Partners
7.3
Are there any limitations to the amount of discovery allowed?
 
Russian Federation
A defendant has the right not to testify against itself. However, all evidence which can be disclosed or obtained through an inquiry of a court (eg, from Customs, regarding the actual amount of imported infringing products) will be disclosed. A plaintiff can apply for such intervention by the court only after it has exhausted all possibilities to obtain such evidence itself and can provide written proof of this to the court.

For more information about this answer please contact: Nikolay Bogdanov from Gorodissky & Partners