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  • 15 November 2017

    Although trade dress is an essential tool for brand owners trying to boost consumer recognition in the food and beverage sector, enforcing trademark protection can be a thorny issue

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  • 27 October 2017

    Getting the Deal Through - Trademarks 2018 / Russia at gettingthedealthrough.com

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  • 8 October 2017

    Design Rights: Functionality and Scope of Protection addresses the issue of functionality in the context of design rights. Protection of industrial and other designs has developed as a distinct and important area of intellectual property law. This book, while providing a solid foundation of the law regarding the protection and enforcement of design rights, focuses on the ever-present, and always contentious, issue of functionality in the context of design rights.

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  • 5 October 2017

    This Q&A guide gives a high-level overview of data protection rules and principles, including obligations on the data controller and the consent of data subjects; rights to access personal data or object to its collection; and security requirements. It also covers cookies and spam; data processing by third parties; and the international transfer of data. This article also details the national regulator; its enforcement powers; and sanctions and remedies. This article is part of the global guide to data protection. For a full list of contents, please visit www.practicallaw.com/dataprotection-guide.

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  • 2 October 2017

    Many users and businesses utilise anonymising technologies, such as virtual private networks (‘VPNs’), in order to increase privacy and security on their systems, but in Russia, from 1 November 2017, new rules aimed at establishing greater control over the use of VPNs, other anonymisers and technology that redirects Russian internet traffic through foreign servers will enter into force. These new rules introduced via Federal Law No. 276-FZ (the ‘Amending Law’), which introduces amendments to Federal Law No.149-FZ on Information, Information Technologies and the Protection of Information. Ilya Goryachev, Senior Lawyer at Gorodissky and Partners, assesses the specifics and implications of the Amending Law, and considers what prompted the Russian Government to introduce the amendments that grant new powers to Russia’s IT, mass media and telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor.

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