8th Sanctions. Examples. Solutions. Conference.

Parallel import and trademarks 20 May | 16:00-17:30 (Moscow)  | House of German Economy or Online ABOUT THE EVENT Join us for the next interactive discussion in the series about sanctions and their implications for foreign businesses in Russia after the May holiday period. This week’s special topic: Parallel Import and Trademarks. Can You Protect Your Rights? Main topic: sanctions, […]

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7 Scenarios For Reconstructing Your Business In Russia

Last days we had quite some talks with our clients about restructuring needs for their businesses in Russia. Below are the 7 scenarios we can propose. All of them are led by the idea to keep business opportunities open for the future, even if now you see the need for downsizing.  I’m happy also about the talks […]

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Distribution of judicial expenses and costs in trademark infringement cases in Russia. Beware of overkills in claiming infringement compensations

On 28 October 2021 the Russian Constitutional Court reviewed an issue of distribution of judicial costs in trademark infringement cases and compliance of the provisions of the Arbitrazh Procedure Code on the distribution of judicial costs with the Constitution of the Russian Federation. This is a most recent development of the process of harmonization of […]

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The new system of compensation for the compulsory licensing of pharmaceutical patents during health emergencies in Russia. Uncertainties and critical features

On 31 December 2020, the Russian Government resorted for the first time to its statutory power pursuant to article 1360 of the Russian Civil Code, and ordered the grant of a patent license without the consent of the rightholder (please see details in our article “Medicines for the therapy of the Covid-19 syndrome, political discretion […]

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Taxpayers are entitled to recover losses caused by bad-faith counterparts

Recently the Russian Supreme Court decided a case (Ruling 09.09.2021 N 302-ES21-5294), which can play an important role in future resolution of disputes between taxpayers and theirparts that do not properly pay taxes (‘bad-faith taxpayers’). The circumstances of the case were as follows. A company (the ‘Company’) deducted VAT charged by its contractor. However, a […]

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Webinar – Importing to Russia: main import and certification requirements

Date: 19.10.2021 Time: 15:00 – 16:00 MSK Who can act as an importer in the EAEU? What types of permission and shipping documents are required? What are the requirements to the contract as one of the key import documents? Complicated and ever changing customs legislation in Russia and in the EAEU countries often makes safe […]

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Register of patented pharmaceutical products in Russia and“ patent linkage”. New legislation under way amidst a controversial climate

Earlier this year, the Russian Patent and Trademark Office (Rospatent) has presented to the authorities the proposed layout of the new patent protected pharmaceutical active substances register (Pharma Register). The creation of the Pharma Register was initiated by the Russian Government and aims at providing correct information on the existing patent protection of medicinal products […]

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Champagne vs Shampanskoe. French champagne producers are getting ready to resume supplies under the new rules for labelling alcoholic products

A recent measure affecting the champagne business in Russia adopted on 02 July 2021 as an amendment to the “Law on state regulation of production and circulation of ethyl alcohol, alcohol and alcohol-containing products and on limitation of consumption of alcoholic products” (Federal Law no.171-FZ dated 22 November 1995 – “Law on alcohol products”, or […]

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