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  • 24 July 2019

    On July 18, 2019, the Duma passed the bill on geographical indications (GI) in its final reading. This is a new and long awaited IP subject matter.  Relevant provisions are sandwiched by the side of appellations of origin (AO) in the same section.  It is also a means of individualization and denotes the goods whose characteristics are related to their geographical origin. It differs from AO in that the latter is used for the goods the properties of which exclusively or mainly are determined by their geographical origin, i.e. by natural or human resources of a specific geographical location. The requirements for the goods for which the geographical indication will be used are related to the geographical location to a certain large extent only.

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  • 16 February 2018

    On February 13, 2018 the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation announced its decision with respect to parallel import cases. The Court confirmed the principle of regional exhaustion of rights in Russia as part of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia) which means that parallel import in Russia is prohibited.

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  • 28 September 2017

    On September 23rd, 2017 the Government of the Russian Federation has announced increase of patent, design and trademark fees and annuities. The increase is global, both due to raised amounts of all fees and changed structure of filing fees with lower number of claims covered by one filing fee.

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  • 11 May 2017

    On May 11th the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decision which transfers duties of the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine connected with implementation of the state policy in the field of intellectual property to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. The said duties include issuance of all titles of protection (patents and certificates) to the intellectual property.

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  • 4 May 2017

    On April 3, 2017, President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs. It took Russia 18 years to come to adoption of this international agreement concluded at a Diplomatic Conference in Geneva in 1999.

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