«Gorodissky» in media
Russia: Tele2 case demonstrates “strict approach” to telcos’ role in SMS marketing // Dataguidance.com22 March 2017
Sergey Medvedev and Ilya Goryachev, Senior Lawyers at Gorodissky and Partners, told DataGuidance, “The decision touches upon different aspects of the Advertising Law and the Communications Law with regard to the status of telcos within the advertising activities initiated by third parties. Whether or not a telco can be qualified as an advertising distributor or simply a technical service, which delivers the message from the third party (who ordered the advertising campaign) to the subscriber of the network services, is a matter of discussion. In this regard, the Tele2 case may be seen as implying a strict approach on the role of telcos in advertising activities.”Read more
16 February 2017
Ilya Goryachev and Sergey Medvedev, Senior Lawyers at Gorodissky & Partners, explained, “In the specific regime of the Draft Law, the personal data of the whistleblower can be made available to the public only with their consent. Consent cannot be implied in this regard. However, according to Article 1(8) of the Draft Law, the confidentiality protections do not extend to persons reporting knowingly misleading information.”Read more
2 February 2017
Ilya Goryachev and Sergey Medvedev, Senior Lawyers at Gorodissky & Partners, commented, “The Roskomnadzor [will now] take account of three criteria, namely that the prospective country has a special supervision authority competent to oversee personal data protection, has sufficient legislation on personal data and an enforcement system [for violations of data protection legislation], and complies with the resolutions adopted by the Council of Europe as well as resolutions of the 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (‘ICDPPC’).Read more
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