Protecting Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Courts, FAS and FCS
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Protecting Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Courts, FAS and FCS in Russia

Technology moves fast, and so must the law

The fundamental rules and principles of all intellectual property law are codified in Part IV of the Civil code of the Russian Federation which came into force in 2008. Namely, trademarks, service marks, patents (industrial designs, inventions and utility model patents), the appellation of origin and geographical designations, databases, topologies of integrated circuits and computer software.

Protection of these rights is achieved via registration with the Russian intellectual property office, known informally as Rospatent.

The internet is the final frontier of IP protection

The ‘concept notes’ of the new improved code stated that technological progress “as well as increasing capacities of information and telecommunication networks necessitate continuous improvement of legislation on intellectual property rights.”

It further states the intention that Russian civil legislation shall be suitable to deal with the “contemporary level of technological development and encourage the development and broad application of new technologies as well as secure the protection of interests of right holders.”

What do you need to consider regarding your Intellectual Property?

Prof-patent law firm has a wealth of experience with all aspects of IP law. It is our firm desire to utilise that expertise in order to ensure your property is protected and your rights dispensed exactly as you wish. Whether it be tasks such as registration of utility models and preliminary IP searches or more complex issues such instigating legal action to prevent potential and actual infringement and seeking redress for these losses in court.

Infringement of IP is subject to strict liability and entitles rights holders to compensation, damages, and potential destruction of goods and equipment as remedies. It is also covered by the criminal code and prosecution is possible in instances of severe damage. We can make sure that you are on the right side of the law.

Russia welcomes businesses from around the world

The changes to the civil code ensured substantial modernization in order to comply with international standards. We welcome these necessary improvements, as Russia welcomes increasing international trade and foreign investment. We work across not only the Russian Federation and CIS, but the world at large and these improvements build confidence in Russia.

We are constantly sharing our experiences with international colleagues. This experience is valuable when dealing with international filings and registrations. We have great experience working with EAPO, PCT (patent cooperation treaty), the Madrid agreement and subsequent protocol; the Berne convention regarding copyright, TRIPS (as the signatory of WTO), and many others regarding enforcement of IP rights.

Do you need advice on trading in Russia?

In line with the desire for international cooperation, the Russian Federation makes no differentiation between native and foreign applicants regarding registration requirements save that foreigners must use certified Russian agents. We pride ourselves on acting on behalf of Russians who seek protection at home and abroad and foreign nationals seeking to protect their IP in Russia.

Don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have intentions to start trading in Russia so that we can discuss all aspects of your commercial enterprise.

We have a wealth of experienced professionals with expert knowledge of the local requirements.

Don’t let others exploit your intellectual property

The Russian Federation is making large strides to ensure that creative and inventive individuals and businesses are protected in what they do. We will always be supportive of the legal framework established and to use it to its best abilities to protect your intellectual property and the rights and revenues you seek to gain.

However, in such a constantly shifting world, issues such as piracy and counterfeiting remain high profile areas for concern. It is for this reason that you should seek to engage professional patent and trademark attorneys early on, so you know what aspects of your intellectual property protection your business needs to address.

Services of IP office in Russia:

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In the company "Prof-patent" work knowledgeable professionals who offer their vast practical experience to protect intellectual property rights in all kinds of instances, including:

  • court to protect the rights of IP objects;
  • arbitration process;
  • court of general jurisdiction;
  • Chamber of Patent Disputes, etc.

The company's experts will draw up a lawful conclusion regarding the infringement of intellectual property rights. The lawyers will draw up a document for the Antimonopoly and Customs Service of the Russian Federation.

Prof-Patent Intellectual Property Lawyers.

Patent attorneys and lawyers of the company offer a range of legal services in Russia and abroad, including:

 
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Our reviews

Transneft Oil Pipeline Company
We have high internal standards of work and requirements for contractors. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of work of this organization. They are very scrupulous in their work.
Sunny Circle grocery supermarket chain
Already at the stage of the free trademark blitz they showed themselves to be worthy, everything is clear and competent. It's a pleasure to work with professionals. We were satisfied with the result.
Producer of dairy products "White Bear"
"The specialists at Prof-Patent are highly competent and professional. They are able to solve even the most complicated problem."
Producers of soft drinks and mineral water "Akvadar"
We have been working with Prof-Patent for more than 10 years. Our cooperation totals dozens of projects. "Prof-Patent provides competent legal support at the highest level.
"Pinta" chain of sports bars
"We applied to Prof-Patent for trademark registration in Rospatent. Prof-patent" specialists treated our question extremely carefully and with great dedication. We hope for further fruitful cooperation".
Head of Marketing N.V. Safronova
"The employees of Prof-Patent consider each issue thoroughly and in the shortest possible time. We advise all companies to apply to Prof-Patent for protection of their intellectual rights".
"Asorty"
The quality of the guys' work is top-notch. Registration of the TOR went without any problems. They prepared everything quickly and professionally. The work is done on excellent.
Flash
We turned to patent attorneys for brand registration. The firm's team was great, they explained the important nuances and helped us avoid a few pitfalls. We were positively impressed after the cooperation. We were attracted by the guarantee of the result under the contract for a refund, they are responsible for their work with their heads.
Construction Concern "VANT"
Prof-Patent specialists prepared all the necessary documents very quickly, and the whole process of registering the TOR went off without a hitch. We have only positive emotions from cooperation with Prof-Patent.
Kvas "Starominskiy"
Trademark registration took place in a very short time, and possible errors would have caused significant problems. But the company "Prof-Patent" completed its work just flawlessly!
All-Russian Film Festival «Bridge_of_Arts»
Horizon radar factory
By the nature of our business we often deal with patenting. "Prof-Patent" is a pleasant example in our practice, when the company solved all our issues on patent registration in the shortest possible time without any problems. We have known the company for decades and have registered several patents through it.
Elis clothing and shoe stores
The firm's staff did an excellent job on the trademark registration project. They are able to offer a non-standard solution to the problem. It was convenient that during the cooperation we communicated directly with the patent specialist, not through the manager. I liked working with them. I recommend them.
Pharmacy Chain "South pharmacy"
I haven't lost sight of these guys for a long time. It's hard to find an organization that does its job without complaints! They easily resolved the issues with Rospatent regarding the trademark intersection of the word "South" with other companies. Current questions are answered on the day of application.
DON-PLAZA
A very serious and responsible approach to business. "Prof-patent" saved our nerves and time. I express my sincere gratitude to all the employees of the company for their true professionalism. These guys are perfectionists in a good way!
SOHO
Based on previous experience with other companies, I was convinced that the deadline for registration of trademarks is delayed, but I was pleasantly surprised when these guys did everything in time, as stated. I would gladly recommend them to my partners.
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