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.
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In the Russian Federation and CIS countries, intellectual property (IP) rights have to be registered in order to be enforceable. The national Patent Offices grant patents, industrial designs and register trademarks. Generally, the requirements for registration are similar to those of Western jurisdictions. In certain countries, such as Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine, it is […]
Protecting your trademark in Russia and other CIS countries You can protect your trademark in Russia through a national or an international application. National applications are filed in Russian with the Russian intellectual property office Rospatent by local registered trademark attorneys. The application must contain your name and address, the proposed trademark including a description […]
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 […]