Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting Summit

Natalia Stepanova, Partner, Chief Lawyer ( Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow), will speak on “Brand Protection on the Internet in Russia” at the 10th Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting Summit to be held on 16 - 18 November, 2015 in Berlin.


IP Summit 2015

Sergey Medvedev, PhD, LLM, Senior lawyer (Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow) will give presentation at Workshop Industrial Design Protection: What are the Most Advanced Evolutions at the 10th IP Summit to be held in Berlin on December 3 - 4, 2015.



Concrete mixers recognized counterfeit

Khasan Customs initiated a court case as a result of which the court recognized as counterfeit 5 concrete mixers marked with the trademark HINO that were to be imported to Russia.
The trademark HINO is included in the Customs IP Register. The trademark owner did not give his permission to use the mark, hence the customs suspended the release of those construction machines.
Following a complaint submitted by Gorodissky & Partners, representative of the trademark owner, the Khasan customs filed an administrative suit against the importer on the basis of Article 14.10, part 1 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences illegal use of a trademark or of a similar designation.
In May 2015, the 5th Commercial Court of Appeal ruled that the said concrete mixers were counterfeit. The infringer was fined in the amount of 30 thousand rubles (over 500 US dollars), the counterfeited goods were confiscated.
// 05.06.2015, CustomsOnline.ru 


Geneva hosted International Salon of Inventions

The Geneva International Salon of Inventions – the world biggest event of the kind – has been held for many years in Geneva in April under WIPO aegis.
«Salon-2015» gathered 752 exhibitors which presented about 1000 novelties in 22 different fields and many of these novelties were given awards. The Scientific and Technical Association Technopol-Moscow (Russia) awarded the French firm EVEON for creating a “smart” syringe – a mini device allowing a patient to inject the prescribed dose of medicine independently. The award of Gorodissky & Partners, Russian IP law firm, got two Chinese inventors for robotization system for orthodontic operations.

// 15.05.2015, «Nezavisimaya gazeta (Independent newspaper)»


Candy armistice

“Soviet” old trademarks are diluted in the customers’ eyes because of litigations, sales are decreasing” – it is the opinion of Viktor Stankovsky, Director of Gorodissky & Partners St.Petersburg office. According to his words, “companies could conclude an agreement dividing regions of production and brands or exchange cross-licenses for manufacturing goods”.
//11.12.2013, Vedomosti – St.Petersburg