National holidays in Russia

Due to coming National Holidays in Russia our office will be closed on February 23 and on March 9, 2015.
Deadlines falling on these days will be automatically extended.


Gorodissky in forthcoming IP events in 2015

During the first half of the year 2015 patent/trademark attorney and lawyers of Gorodissky & Partners will attend:
-    IFA Annual Convention, February 15-18, 2015, Las Vegas
-    PTMG Conference, March 23-24, 2015, Venice
-    LES International Conference, April 10-15, 2015, Brussels
-    FICPI World Congress, April 13-17, 2015, Cape Town
-    INTA Annual Meeting, May 2-6, 2015, San-Diego
-    ECTA Annual Conference, June 10-13, 2015, Hamburg
Please contact us in case you are interested to fix meetings with our specialists thereat.


China IP & Innovation Summit 2015, Shanghai

Vladimir Biriulin, Partner, Head of Legal Practice, (Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow) will speak on Doing business in Russia: economic environment and IP legal landscape at the China IP & Innovation Summit 2015 to be held on April 16-17, 2015 in Shanghai.


Seminar Rights for results of intellectual activity: Turnover and Protection

Valery Narezhny, PhD, Counsel, and Sergey Medvedev, PhD, LLM, Senior Lawyer (both from Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow), will be among the speakers at the Seminar “Rights for results of intellectual activity : Turnover and Protection” hosted by IRSOT, Moscow – for lawyers, tax consultants and accountants. The Seminar will be held at the Moscow Congress-Hotel Izmailovo on March 2-3, 2015.


The 15th Jubilee IP Forum

Sergey Medvedev, PhD, LLM (Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow), will speak on the peculiarities of making and registering deals with intellectual property at the 15th Jubilee IP Forum to be held by Infor-media (Russia) on March 19-20, 2015 at the Moscow Hotel Mercure Paveletskaya.


IP Seminar in Moscow

On April 15-17, 2015, Gorodissky & Partners will hold its 13th Annual IP Seminar “IP Strategies for Company’s Successful Development” designed for the Russian IP specialists. The Seminar programme will be available in the mid of December 2014.


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

Domik v derevne trademark could be put up for sale

About 30 applications for famous trademarks (among them Valio, President, Domik v derevne) have been recently filed with the Russian PTO for goods “sour cream”, “fermented baked milk”, “condensed milk”, which were added to Class 29 as of January 1, 2013. According to Vladimir Biriulin, Partner of IP Law Firm Gorodissky & Partners (Moscow), the Russian PTO would probably reject such applications, but “if these trade marks would  ever be registered, the right owners are able to appeal the registrations in the Chamber of Patent Disputes with highly probable subsequent cancellation of registrations of these trade marks”.
// 16.01.2013, RBC daily



«Three trademarks including Russia-2018 have already been registered in Classes 35 (adverts) and 41 (sport events arrangement) of International Classification of Goods and Services. Others are to be registered in greater number of classes», - told Vladimir Biriulin, Partner of the IP Law Firm Gorodissky & Partners, which took to the registration of these trademarks.
// 03.10.2012, RBCdaily.ru