n this browser, the site may not be displayed correctly. We recommend that You install a more modern browser.

Chrome Safari Firefox Opera IE  
GORODISSKY & PARTNERS
PATENT AND TRADEMARK
ATTORNEYS IP LAWYERSsince 1959
pat@gorodissky.ru Ru En Jp
+7 495 937 6116/6109
contact us www.gorodissky.ru
 
print version

The changes to the Russian Criminal Code started to operate that are aimed to humanize the criminal law

8 December 2011

On December 8, 2011, the changes to the Russian Criminal Code started to operate that are aimed, in general, to humanize the criminal law.

The changes are also related to the sanctions of articles 146 (Infringement of copyright and neighboring rights), 147 (Infringement of inventive and patent rights) and 180 (Illegal use of trademark) of the Criminal Code, in which the criminal responsibility is fixed for infringement of intellectual property rights. In particular, it was increased a threshold for the damage, upon excess of which it may be incurred criminal responsibility for infringement of the copyright and illegal use of trademark, and as a punishment, alternative to deprivation of liberty, it is imposed a fine and forced labour.

New article 76.1 provides for exemption from criminal responsibility of a person who for the first time had committed the crime, as provided for first and second paragraphs of article 180 of the Criminal Code, if the person fully reimbursed damage and transferred to the federal budget monetary damages in the five-fold amount of the damage done.

Share:
Back