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New IP laws

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The Russian Parliament voted for important amendments to the legislation introducing new legal instruments for fighting copyright piracy in the Internet. The bill, provides for easier ways to get preliminary injunctions and enforcement of court's orders against websites distributing illegal video content. The bill also clarifies responsibilities of Internet and Hosting Providers and offers an incentive for them to cooperate with intellectual property rights owners.

UPD: The bill has been signed into law, and it enters into force on August 01, 2013.

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Best Lawyers 2013

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We are proud to announce that three partners of our firm: Mark Chizhenok, Alexey Ivanov and Dmitry Makarov were ranked among the best Russian lawyers in intellectual property matters in 2013 edition of Best Lawyers ranking (www.bestlawyers.com). Best Lawyers is the oldest international ranking provider, which has been publishing its lists of leading lawyers for more than three decades by now. This is the forth consecutive time our firm is admitted to this ranking which proves our constant efforts to be the best in the profession.

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135th INTA Meeting

Written by Alexey Ivanov. Posted in News

On May 04-08 Ivanov, Makarov & Partners participated in the 135th Annual Meeting of INTA which took place in Dallas, USA. The firm was represented by attorneys Dmitry Makarov and Mark Chizhenok. In addition to dozens of meetings with the clients and colleagues from all over the world, the firm hosted a table topic "Life After UDRP Decision: Defending Domain Name Arbitration Rulings". The attendants of the table topic shared their experience in post-UDRP domain name disputes in national courts and looked for best practices in making a UDRP case legally stronger to sustain post-UDRP contests.

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ALA Conference

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On April 14-17 Mark Chizhenok, a partner of Ivanov, Makarov & Partners, attended the annual conference of Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) which was held in National Harbor, Maryland, USA. This event gathered hundreds of legal administrators, managing partners and legal management specialists from US and other countries to discuss best practices and share experience in law firm management. The attendees of the conference were engaged in numerous educational sessions and were able to check the latest developments of legal service technologies at the adjacent exhibition.

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Trademark Clearinghouse

Written by Alexey Ivanov. Posted in News

A new trademark rights protection mechanism has been launched by ICANN for the upcoming massive extension of Top Level Domains - Trademark Clearinghouse. This mechanism allows trademark owners to submit their trademarks to a database which will be used by Domain Name Registrars of new generic TLDs to prevent unauthorized domain name registrations or to alert domain name applicants about the risk to infringe third party trademarks. First 27 new gTLDs have been already approved by ICANN, including Cyrillic TLDs .онлайн ("online") and .сайт ("site"), and they may become available for registration as soon as in May 2013. Dozens of other new gTLDs are expected later this year.