Parallel import has been thus far considered illegal, but a new wave of decisions started in 2017 when the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) issued a warning notice to Daimler AG, Renault, KYB Corporation and YD-Diagnostics, suggesting that these organizations are restricting competition and violating the antimonopoly legislation.
We are very happy to announce that Papula-Nevinpat's Folke Johansson and Markku Simmelvuo have been named as IP leaders in the World Intellectual Property Review's WIPR Leaders 2017 handbook for patents in Finland. In Russia, for both patents and trademarks, our Marina Smirnova was listed as a WIPR Leader 2017.
Russia’s economy is struggling as global oil prices are on a downslide. The decline has continued for over a year now, and in the past months, the price of crude oil has been exceptionally low. As Russia is heavily dependent on oil and gas revenues, the value of the Russian ruble has gone into a […]
You could loosely compare acquiring intellectual property rights to trying to lose weight; it doesn’t really matter what you eat between Christmas and New Year, rather what you eat during the period from New Year to Christmas. In the same way, you could claim that protecting IP is not an end in itself. More important […]
Patent claims may not be the first things that come to mind when you think about the basics of good communication. They can be wordy and loaded with definitions that seem out of place in everyday language. And it’s doubtful that the inventor is impressed by brilliantly written text if he or she cannot even […]