On 13 February 2018 the Russian Constitutional Court checked the compliance of the following provisions of Russian Civil Code (the “CCR“) related to parallel import with the Constitution of Russia: Clause 2 of Article 1252 of the CCR on interim remedies applicable to trademark infringements; Article 1487 of the CCR establishing the national exhaustion of
We are pleased to announce that Imogen Fowler, Natalia Gulyaeva, Ruud van der Velden, Fred Ch’en and Marco Berliri (TMT) were selected as recipients of Client Choice Awards for 2018. “Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.
Led by partner Natalia Gulyaeva, the Hogan Lovells Moscow team represented Novartis in a precedent case for pharma business proving that one can obtain an injunction using patent rights against a generic in Russia before the generic starts sales. It is well known that, in the past, permanent injunctions were granted by Russian courts in patent disputes only
The Coordination Center, which is responsible for the management of the Russian country code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) .RU and .РФ, recently published its annual report which showcased the vigorous growth of both .RU and .РФ as well as highlighting efforts to combat malicious activity in the .RU and .РФ domain name spaces. The main
Since 1 June 2016 it is mandatory to serve the potential infringer with a 30-day prior cease and desist letter before filing a claim with the court. This requirement applies to civil law cases between legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, except for a limited number of cases, including non-use cancellation actions. The rule does not
Russian Advertising Law has been substantially amended in the course of 2014 and January 2015. More details are below, but the most remarkable amendments relate to the introduction of a prohibition on advertising on Pay-TV channels and prohibition on advertising of alcoholic beverages. In addition, some restrictions introduced in 2014 have been now softened, with
A draft law proposing the introduction of a state fee for use of foreign trademarks and names in advertisements was submitted for the consideration of the Russian Parliament. Draft law No. 638479-6 (the “Draft Law”) was submitted to the State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) on 29 October 2014. By 18 December
The First Vice Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has reportedly ordered the Russian Ministries of Culture, Communications, Economic Development, Finance, and Justice to assess a proposal from the Russian Union of Right Holders (“RUR“), to fight piracy by introducing a fixed royalty fee to be paid to rights holders in exchange for unlimited use of content