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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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26 March 2021
Fines in­creased for per­son­al data pro­tec­tion vi­ol­a­tions
On 27 March 2021, Fed­er­al Law No. 19-FZ dated 24 Feb­ru­ary 2021* comes in­to force, which sig­ni­fic­antly in­creases pen­al­ties for vi­ol­a­tion of rules ap­plic­able to per­son­al data pro­cessing in Rus­sia. This...
23 March 2021
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice has giv­en a mo­ment­ous...
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice heard or­al ar­gu­ments in Ju­ly 2020 con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of a com­puter soft­ware in­ven­tion.  This rare event was video streamed to over 1600 pat­ent stake­hold­ers...
19 March 2021
Di­git­al Health: data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges in Rus­sia
We in­vite you for a CMS Rus­sia we­bin­ar on data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges re­lated to di­git­al health in Rus­sia. Join our ex­perts Ir­ina Shur­mina and Vladis­lav Eltovskiy to learn about:Leg­al grounds for pro­cessing...
01 March 2021
Rus­sia amends rules for pro­cessing pub­lic data
On 1 March 2021, a Fed­er­al Law* comes in­to force to amend the Fed­er­al Law “On Per­son­al Data”. The amend­ments re­move from the law the concept of “per­son­al data made pub­licly avail­able by the per­son­al...
17 February 2021
Com­puls­ory li­cens­ing in Rus­sia
1. What is the defin­i­tion of com­puls­ory li­cens­ing? A court de­cision grant­ing an in­ter­ested party (i.e. an ap­plic­ant) the right to use in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty owned by an­oth­er party.Cur­rently, there are...
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16 February 2021
CMS Rus­sia entered the rank­ing for lead­ing TM prac­ti­tion­ers WTR 1000
The World Trade­mark Re­view 1000 (WTR 1000), ex­clus­ive rank­ing for world’s lead­ing trade­mark leg­al ser­vices pro­viders, has once again re­vealed the lead­ing in­ter­na­tion­al trade­mark prac­ti­tion­ers from around...
27 January 2021
Most awaited leg­al de­vel­op­ments of 2021
CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have pre­pared their an­nu­al se­lec­tion of the most awaited leg­al de­vel­op­ments in Rus­sia in 2021.You can read de­tailed art­icles and re­com­mend­a­tions by our ex­perts on the forth­com­ing changes...
04 February 2021
Go to France
Are you plan­ning to start a busi­ness in France? Join us for the Go to France edu­ca­tion­al ini­ti­at­ive where CMS Rus­sia ex­perts will speak about the main as­pects of do­ing busi­ness on the French mar­ket. The...
30 December 2020
Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court sum­mar­ises prac­tice on IP dis­putes
In Novem­ber 2020, the Rus­si­an Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court pub­lished its Re­view* of prac­tices sur­round­ing in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty dis­putes com­pleted by Ju­ly 2020. The Re­view in­cludes res­ol­u­tions and rul­ings is­sued...
24 December 2020
Rus­sia one step closer to im­ple­ment­a­tion of EAEU re­gion­al trade­mark sys­tem
On 20 Novem­ber 2020, Rus­sia rat­i­fied* the Agree­ment* on Trade­marks, Ser­vice Marks and Ap­pel­la­tions of Ori­gin of Goods of the Euras­i­an Eco­nom­ic Uni­on (EAEU). Signed on 3 Feb­ru­ary 2020, the Agree­ment in­tro­duces...
15 December 2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
09 December 2020
Rus­sia changes la­bour le­gis­la­tion on re­mote work
On 8 Decem­ber 2020, the Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent signed a Law* that amends the Rus­si­an La­bour Code in re­la­tion to dis­tance (i.e. re­mote) work. This Law was ad­op­ted in re­sponse to the epi­demi­olo­gic­al situ­ation...