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In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business is based on intangible assets and goodwill. Your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your portfolio. With 150 specialist lawyers in 33 countries, we understand your business needs and have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech and media companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies. This industry-specific approach can help you realise your commercial goals.

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, know-how and designs also play a vital role. We focus on key sectors relevant to you such as Life sciences & healthcare, automotive, machinery, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and TMC. This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise for the protection of your IP. If you are involved in a dispute, we can guide you through the litigation process.

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13/09/2019
SPC Double Whammy - In­ter­pret­ing Art­icle 3(a) of the SPC Reg­u­la­tion
Sum­mary At the end of June, the CJEU heard the joint re­fer­rals from the Ger­man Bundes­pat­ent­gericht (case C-650/17) for Mer­ck’s sitaglipt­in product and from the Eng­lish Court of Ap­peal for Searle’s dar­unavir product (case C-114/18).
10/09/2019
Rus­si­an Su­preme Court cla­ri­fic­a­tions as­sist courts in in­tel­lec­tu­al...
In "Res­ol­u­tion No. 10 “On Ap­ply­ing Part Four of the Rus­si­an Civil Code”* the Plen­um of the Rus­si­an Su­preme Court cla­ri­fies the pro­ced­ure for ap­ply­ing Rus­si­an civil law to in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty to en­sure con­sist­ent res­ol­u­tion of IP re­lated dis­putes in court.
30/08/2019
Rus­sia to en­force "Sov­er­eign In­ter­net" Law
On 1 Novem­ber 2019, the ma­jor­ity of the pro­vi­sions of the Sov­er­eign In­ter­net Law* will come in­to force in Rus­sia. The Law’s main goal is to cre­ate an autonom­ous sys­tem that can sup­port the op­er­a­tion of the Rus­si­an seg­ment of the In­ter­net in the event of dis­con­nec­tion.
01/08/2019
E-visas to be avail­able for St. Peters­burg and Len­in­grad Re­gion
From 1 Oc­to­ber 2019*, for­eign cit­izens will be able to enter Rus­sia with single-entry elec­tron­ic visas at bor­der con­trol posts loc­ated in Saint Peters­burg and the Len­in­grad Re­gion. With this type of visa, for­eign cit­izens will only be able to travel with­in.
14/06/2019
The EUIPO de­liv­ers its ver­dict on the long­stand­ing dis­pute between...
EUTM Can­cel­la­tion Ac­tion: (1) Pro­mote Ice­land, (2) The Iceland­ic Min­istry for For­eign Af­fairs and (3) SA – Busi­ness Ice­land v. Ice­land Foods Lim­ited. Back­ground Three Iceland­ic au­thor­it­ies (“Iceland­ic Ap­plic­ants”) filed an ap­plic­a­tion for a de­clar­a­tion of in­valid­ity.
05/06/2019
Rus­sia of­fers visa-free entry dur­ing UEFA Euro 2020
For­eign na­tion­als plan­ning to at­tend UEFA Euro 2020 matches in Saint Peters­burg as spec­tat­ors will be able* to enter Rus­sia without a visa if they have a pass­port, a Fan ID, an en­trance tick­et for a match or doc­u­ments en­titling them to re­ceive tick­ets.
21/05/2019
New law es­tab­lishes con­di­tions for di­git­al rights in Rus­sia
On 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, the so-called ‘Law on di­git­al rights’, Fed­er­al Law No. 34-FZ dated 18 March 2019*, will come in­to force. It in­tro­duces the concept of “di­git­al rights” in­to Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion, sim­pli­fies re­quire­ments as to the form of elec­tron­ic trans­ac­tions.
13/02/2019
Dot eu do­main names in a no deal Brexit - What's the plan?
In­tro­duc­tion EUR­id is the private, in­de­pend­ent, not for profit or­gan­isa­tion that has op­er­ated the. eu TLD since 2003. Last year EUR­id re­por­ted the EU Com­mis­sion’s No­tice to Stake­hold­ers which an­nounced that in the event of a no deal Brexit, UK in­di­vidu­als and.
30/01/2019
In­dus­tri­al designs – new law cre­ates op­por­tun­it­ies for rights own­ers
Fed­er­al Law No. 549-FZ*, which gives right hold­ers tem­por­ary leg­al pro­tec­tion for their in­dus­tri­al designs, was fi­nally ad­op­ted on 27 Decem­ber 2018. The law comes in­to force on 27 June 2019. More in­form­a­tion on this law and these changes are con­tained in a.
21/01/2019
Rus­sia moves to­wards leg­al­isa­tion of par­al­lel im­ports
The Fed­er­al Anti-mono­poly Ser­vice of Rus­sia (FAS) has pre­pared a draft fed­er­al law*, which amends the Civil Code to leg­al­ise par­al­lel im­ports in­to Rus­sia. The amend­ments will come in­to force in 2021 and al­low the Rus­si­an gov­ern­ment to au­thor­ise the im­port of.
21/12/2018
Ex­traju­di­cial meas­ures set up to fight on­line pir­acy
In Novem­ber 2018, a memor­andum* (“Memor­andum”) on co­oper­a­tion for the pro­tec­tion of ex­clus­ive rights over di­git­al tech­no­lo­gies has gone in­to force in Rus­sia, signed by rights hold­ers and ad­min­is­trat­ors of in­ter­net ser­vices.
12/12/2018
In­dus­tri­al designs – Pro­posed bill of­fers new op­por­tun­it­ies for rights...
The ap­pear­ance of a product can tra­di­tion­ally be pro­tec­ted in Rus­sia by copy­right or by an in­dus­tri­al design pat­ent. Cur­rently, how­ever, these leg­al in­stru­ments do not fully al­low for the pro­tec­tion of IP own­ers’ rights across all sec­tors of the eco­nomy.