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Changes to Civil Code

Written by Alexey Ivanov. Posted in News

On March 01, 2013 several IP related amendments to the Russian Civil Code of the Russian Federation will become effective. These amendments establish new options in respect of registration of assignments and license agreements, and provide for new rules of keeping state registers. A concept of circumvention of the law is introduced which may be used in some cases of unfair competition and bad faith registrations, including the right to reimburse damages caused by abuse of the law. The amendments also provide for regulation of pseudonyms. Russian text of the amendments may be found here: http://www.rg.ru/2013/01/11/izmenenia-dok.html.

 

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Forum in San Francisco

Written by Alexey Ivanov. Posted in News

Mark Chizhenok of Ivanov, Makarov & Partners participated in the forum "Russian Market: Legal and Business Perspectives" organized by LegalConnect RU initiative group and Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE). This event took place in San Francisco on February 05, 2013 and attracted lawyers, consultants and investors from Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and other parts of US. Mark Chizhenok presented a talk on protection of Intellectual Property in Russia and discussed IP related issues of investment protection. The event was followed by a visit to University of California, Berkeley where speakers met the students and professors of BCLBE and held a short educational session.

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Top-50 law firms

Written by Alexey Ivanov. Posted in News

Ivanov, Makarov & Partners made Top-50 in the lately published rankings of the law firms in Russia for the year 2012. The rankings were put together by the researches of the prominent Russian legal web-portal Pravo.ru and published in Vedemosti newspaper on December 04, 2012. Only two other specialized IP law firms were mentioned in the same Top-50 of this ranking. Our firm was also ranked in the Tier 2 among IP law firms in Russia according to Pravo.ru. The rankings may be accessed by this two links (automatic English translation): Top-50 and Top IP Law Firms.

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INTA Conference

Written by Alexey Ivanov. Posted in News

Dmitry Makarov, the partner of our firm, attended the INTA conference “Trademarks in Transactions”, which was held in Chicago, USA on October 11-12, 2012. The conference focused on several crucial aspects of business transactions involving trademarks, such as trademark due diligence in M&A, handling trademarks in bankruptcy and litigation avoidance transactions.