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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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February 2020
CMS ex­pands Rus­si­an IP and Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion prac­tices
13 Feb 20
The Rus­si­an Su­preme Court cla­ri­fies what con­sti­tutes cor­rup­tion of­fences
The Rus­si­an Su­preme Court re­cently made im­port­ant changes* to Plen­um Res­ol­u­tion No. 24 “On ju­di­cial prac­tice in cases of bribery and oth­er cor­rup­tion crimes” dated 9 Ju­ly 2013* and in par­tic­u­lar ex­pan­ded...
28 Oct 19
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2019
03 Feb 20
SkyKick: Good news for brand own­ers - the CJEU's rul­ing main­tains...
Sum­mary The eagerly awaited judg­ment in the SkyKick case (C-371/18) was pub­lished on Wed­nes­day. The case relates to ques­tions re­ferred to the CJEU by the UK High Court in trade mark in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ings...
September 2019
The In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty and An­ti­trust Re­view
Rus­sia
31 Jan 20
UK In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice finds that pat­ent law does not cater...
The UK In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice has found that DABUS is not a per­son and so can­not be con­sidered an in­vent­or of a pat­ent. DABUS is an ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) ma­chine. The UKIPO ac­cep­ted the in­dic­a­tion...
09/07/2019
Sub­stan­tial fines to be im­posed for breach­ing the Rus­si­an...
Ja­pan­ese ver­sion
31 Jan 20
A Short Guide: Pri­or­ity En­ti­tle­ment at the EPO
Art­icle 87 EPC Pri­or­ity right (1) Any per­son who has duly filed, in or for (a) any State party to the Par­is Con­ven­tion for the Pro­tec­tion of In­dus­tri­al Prop­erty or (b) any Mem­ber of the World Trade Or­gan­iz­a­tion,...
24/05/2019
CMS Rus­sia earns 33 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2020
15 Jan 20
Can newly dis­covered can­nabis com­pounds be pro­tec­ted by pat­ents?
A break­through dis­cov­ery has re­cently hit the news: tet­rahy­drocan­nabi­phorol (THCP) and can­na­bid­i­phorol (CB­DP), two new can­nabin­oid com­pounds, have been dis­covered in Can­nabis sativa and char­ac­ter­ised...
17/04/2019
The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019 ranks CMS Rus­si­a's ex­perts...
27 Dec 19
Elec­tron­ic la­bour books to be avail­able in Rus­sia from 2021
Em­ploy­ment his­tory re­cords will have to be held in elec­tron­ic form from 1 Janu­ary 2021. Le­gis­lat­ive amend­ments which provide for this and oth­er re­lated re­quire­ments will come in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020....