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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


Russian court says parallel importation is legal
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • January 17 2018

On December 13, 2017, the Arbitration Court of Moscow declared that a warning notice issued by the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) against KYB


Rospatent re-launches fee-based expedited examination
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • November 22 2017

On October 5 2017 the Russian Patent and Trademark Office (Rospatent) officially announced that expedited examination will be available for all


Government increases official fees charged by Rospatent
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia, Global
  • November 1 2017

As of October 6 2017, administrative fees charged by the Russian Patent and Trademark Office (Rospatent) have been increased by Decree 1151. The


FAS threatens brand owners with prosecution for unfair competition
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • October 25 2017

Parallel imports have been a hot topic in Russia for some time (for further details please see "Parallel imports sneak into Russia through procedural


Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service threatens Renault and others with prosecution for unfair competition
  • Gowling WLG
  • Russia
  • October 23 2017

Parallel importation has been a hot topic in Russia for some time. We have covered this topic earlier in the year (see our previously published