All Russia IP Conference in Kazan
Andrey Milyashov, PhD, Patent Attorney (Gorodissky & Partners, Kazan), on September 24, 2014, will speak on “Perspective of enforcement practice of international patenting in Tatarstan Republic” at the All Russia IP Conference “Unfair competition. Theory and enforcement practice” to be held by Education Center of the Federal antimonopoly body, Antimonopoly Department of Tatarstan Republic, Tatarstan Ministry of economy and Tatarstan Scientific-technical information center.
Trademark seminar in Ekaterinburg
On September 23, 2014, the Ekaterinburg office of Gorodissky & Partners will hold a seminar “Legal protection and enforcement of trademarks in Russia and abroad. 2013-2014”. Valery Lyzhin, Trademark Attorney (Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow), and Sergey Baigulov, Lawyer (Gorodissky & Partners, Ekaterinburg), will be the speakers.
IP Conference in Kaluga
On September 25, 2014 Gorodissky & Partners in cooperation with Kaluga Center of Scientific and Technical Information will hold an IP Conference “Legal protection and efficient management of IP rights in innovative activity of companies”. Sergey Dudushkin, Senior partner, Vladimir Biriulin, Partner, Natalia Radchenko, PhD, Trademark attorney, Tatiana Pogrebinskaya, PhD, Trademark attorney (all from Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow) will give presentations “Legal issues on trademarks”.
IP Seminar in Moscow
Sergey Medvedev, PhD, LLM, Senior lawyer (Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow), on October 1-2, 2014 will speak on “Topic legal issues of concluding IP agreements” at the seminar “Commercial turnover of IP rights: reform of Chapter IV if the Russian Civil Code and court practice”. The seminar will be held by IRSOT educational organization for lawyers, fiscal agents, accountants in Moscow and 35 regional offices of distant education in Russia.
“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
FIFA IS REGISTERING WORLD CUP 2018 TRADEMARKS
«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