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What would the new geographical indications bill mean for products in Russia?
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • December 18 2018

On July 27, 2018, the Russian State Duma passed first reading of a draft bill entitled "On Amendments to Part Four of the Civil Code of the Russian


An important message about geographical indications in Russia
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • December 11 2018

On July 27, 2018, the Russian State Duma passed first reading of a draft bill entitled "On Amendments to Part Four of the Civil Code of the Russian


ICC arbitration clause held unenforceable in Russia
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • November 26 2018

In a recent decision, the Russian Supreme Court held that the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) standard arbitration clause was unenforceable


Dressing up a brand against lookalikes: part one
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • August 15 2018

Trademark registration does not always provide the necessary scope of protection against copycats, which drives the need for unconventional means of brand protection. Part one of this update summarises the types of protection available for fashion brands in Russia and the pitfalls of each.


Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Russia
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • May 24 2018

The continuing economic crisis and the drop in disposable income have motivated Russians to seek cheaper alternatives for consumer goods. This has led


Parallel importation: Constitutional Court narrows scope of protection
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia, European Union
  • March 7 2018

The Constitutional Court has clarified Russia’s stance on national and regional exhaustion of rights. While it seems that infringement by reason of parallel importation is a constitutionally sound cause of action, it can now be asserted only in limited cases with remedies that are inconsequential.


Russia’s enduring love for fake luxury
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • February 28 2018

Over $43 billion-worth of counterfeit goods are sold in Russia each year - and this figure is escalating. The Internet and social media have transformed this sector by offering greater anonymity and less risk of prosecution for buyers and sellers alike.


Faking it: Can QR codes combat counterfeit medicines?
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • February 2 2018

On December 28, 2017, President Putin signed the Law on Amendments to the Law on Circulation of Medicines (Federal Law 425 FZ). The primary goal of


Faking it: can QR codes combat counterfeit medicines?
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • January 31 2018

A new federal law aims to eliminate the illegal trafficking of medicines in Russia - including counterfeit, falsified and inferior medicines - by


Russian court declares parallel imports legal
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • January 24 2018

On December 1 2017 the Moscow Commercial Court declared that a warning notice issued by the Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) against KYB