Fast-track trademark and patent registration has become available in Russia. That has definitely made Russia one of the most favorable jurisdictions in Europe, at least when it comes to the length of time you spend.       Early in April, the Russian Patent Office (Rospatent) officially launched a service for fast-track registration of trademarks….

On February 13, 2018, the Russian Constitutional Court issued a judgement in which it checked whether the existing regime of parallel import was in line with the Constitution. Although grey import has remained illegal, the burden of proof has dramatically changed: now infringers have almost 50 legal reasons to pay less and minimize the risks…

In mid-July the Russian Supreme Court released an interesting decision in the dispute between one of the largest and most recognized non-profit organizations against a copycat suspected of raising money from confused donors all over the country. The judges decided in favor of the plaintiff despite the fact that it did not possess a trademark…

In mid-November, the Russian Intellectual Property Court published a noteworthy decision shedding light on an ambiguous pre-trial procedure in IP disputes. The procedure (effective since 1 June 2016) has raised numerous concerns over its adverse effect on IP enforcement. On November 18, 2016, the Russian IP Court reviewed the dispute between Daimler AG and TMR…