Conference on unfair behavior in Moscow

Sergey Medvedev, PhD, LLM, Senior lawyer (Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow), will speak on “Unfair Competition and IP Enforcement” at the Conference “Unfair behavior in commerce: efficient prosecution and court practice” to be held by the company ‘Infor-media Russia’ at the Hotel Mercure Moscow Paveletskaya on October 13-14, 2015


Russia’s Best IP Lawyers

Valery Medvedev, Vladimir Biriulin, Yury Kuznetsov, Sergey Dorofeev, Irina Korzun, Alexey Kratiuk, Elena Nazina, Irina Rogal, Ludmila Serova, Vladimir Trey, Alexander Nesterov, Evgeny Alexandrov, Natalia Stepanova (all from Moscow office), Viktor Stankovsky (St. Petersburg) and Nina Moshinskaya (Kiev) are included in the 2015 edition of “The Best Lawyers” in the practice area of Intellectual Property Law.


IAM Patent 1000

Our Valery Medvedev, Vladimir Biriulin, Yury Kuznetsov, Sergey Dorofeev, Natalia Stepanova and Evgeny Aleksandrov have been ranked as the Russian leading patent specialists for the 2014 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 – “The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” among world most prominent figures in the field of patent prosecution, litigation and transaction.


LEGAL500 - 2013

Valery Medvedev, Managing Partner, Patent and Trademark Attorney, Anatoly Pavlovsky, Ph.D, Senior Partner, Patent Attorney, and Vladimir Trey, Partner, Trademark Attorney, (all of Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow) are featured in “Legal500/EMEA 2013” as being highly recommended IP specialists in Russia.



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

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