«Gorodissky» in media
Russia: Personal data violations bill requires “all organisations to be attentive” // Dataguidance.com20 January 2017
Ilya Goryachev and Sergey Medvedev, Senior Lawyers at Gorodissky & Partners, told DataGuidance, “The Bill falls within the Russian Government’s regulatory trend towards ensuring more effective compliance with the personal data legislation. Additionally, the ability of the Roskomnadzor to initiate administrative proceedings may result in increased enforcement [across] virtually all sectors. Starting with banks and ending with retail companies, all organisations will be required to be attentive to the regulatory environment.”Read more
5 June 2015
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. Read more
15 May 2015
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.Read more
«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.
13 December 2013
«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».Read more
16 January 2013
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».Read more