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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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15 September 2020
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2020
As part of our un­der­tak­ing to cre­ate ad­ded value for cli­ents, our pro­fes­sion­als have put to­geth­er this in­tro­duct­ory guide to the Rus­si­an leg­al sys­tem and the prin­cip­al laws and reg­u­la­tions that are of in­terest to in­vestors in this chal­len­ging but op­por­tun­ity-full mar­ket. It is of course no sub­sti­tute for the ex­pert ad­vice tailored to your pro­ject that we will be pleased to provide to you on re­quest.Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion is chan­ging rap­idly. Al­though this guide de­scribes the laws as of 1 Janu­ary 2020, please con­tact us to check that it re­mains up-to-date. We would also re­com­mend that you sub­scribe to our free on­line ser­vice CMS Law-Now through which you will re­ceive our leg­al and tax eAl­erts. Jean-François Mar­quaire (Man­aging Part­ner)Le­onid Zubar­ev (Seni­or Part­ner)
22 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19's im­pact on IP leg­al tim­ings
As in all as­pects of busi­ness, COV­ID-19 is im­pact­ing the world of IP and the po­s­i­tion is con­stantly chan­ging. To help you pri­or­it­ise and plan, the Glob­al IP prac­tice at CMS has put to­geth­er an over­view of COV­ID-19's cur­rent im­pact on pro­ced­ur­al timetables be­fore courts, na­tion­al in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty of­fices and key in­ter­na­tion­al IP in­sti­tu­tions.
28 September 2020
High Court con­firms that the class of in­ven­tions cre­ated by AI ma­chines...
The High Court has con­firmed that the class of in­ven­tions cre­ated by AI ma­chines is not pat­entable. The de­cision po­ten­tially leaves the door open for hu­man own­ers of AI ma­chines to list them­selves as...
21 August 2020
The In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty and An­ti­trust Re­view 2020
Read the Rus­sia Chapter of The In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty and An­ti­trust Re­view 2020 that provides an over­view of in­ter­ac­tion between an­ti­trust and in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty reg­u­la­tions in Rus­sia.
21 September 2020
MESSI vs. MASSI – Li­onel takes three points be­fore the CJEU
On Thursday 17 Septem­ber 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on handed down its judg­ment in a trade mark dis­pute dat­ing back to 2011 in­volving Li­onel Messi, the icon­ic FC Bar­celona foot­baller,...
06 July 2020
IP / TMT We­bin­ar Series
Brands are busier than ever, man­aging chal­lenges in the con­stantly evolving di­git­al real­ity. To sup­port you on this jour­ney, we have launched an IP / TMT we­bin­ar series cov­er­ing the most rel­ev­ant leg­al top­ics in­clud­ing AI, data pro­tec­tion, cy­ber­s­port etc.
17 September 2020
Rus­sia and Cyprus sign pro­tocol amend­ing double tax­a­tion treaty
On 8 Septem­ber 2020, Rus­si­an and Cyp­ri­ot au­thor­it­ies signed* a Pro­tocol amend­ing the ap­plic­able double tax­a­tion treaty (DTT). The pro­posed amend­ments in­crease the ap­plic­able with­hold­ing tax­a­tion (WHT)...
18 June 2020
The In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Re­view 2020
In the en­closed doc­u­ment you will find the Rus­si­an Chapter of the In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Re­view, pre­pared by Ant­on Bankovskiy, CMS Rus­sia Part­ner and Head of In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty prac­tice.
11 September 2020
Waste re­form in Rus­sia poses chal­lenges and op­por­tun­it­ies for in­vestors
Start­ing from 1 Janu­ary 2019, Rus­sia has been im­ple­ment­ing a pro­gramme of “waste re­form” to rad­ic­ally change its mu­ni­cip­al waste-man­age­ment sys­tem across the coun­try. Many of the sched­uled pre­par­a­tion...
04 June 2020
CMS Rus­sia earns 58 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2021
26 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2021 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers. In total, we have earned 58 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing.
09 September 2020
Rus­sia in­tro­duces tax man­oeuvre for IT com­pan­ies
On 31 Ju­ly 2020, the Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent signed Fed­er­al Law No. 265-FZ* (the “Law”) en­act­ing a tax man­oeuvre for the Rus­si­an IT in­dustry. How will this man­oeuvre af­fect do­mest­ic and for­eign mar­ket...
12 March 2020
CMS Rus­sia keeps its strong po­s­i­tions in Cham­bers Europe 2020
“They have both very strong tech­nic­al skills and busi­ness know­ledge”, says a cli­ent about CMS Rus­sia that was ranked by Cham­bers Europe 2020