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The Decision of the Chamber for Patent Disputes was made on the Opposition filed by the patent attorneys of SOJUZPTENT

09 June 2005
The Decision of the Chamber for Patent Disputes was made on the Opposition filed by the patent attorneys of SOJUZPATENT declared invalid as not novel the Russian utility model patent # 19014 on June 8, 2005. The client of SOJUZPATENT in this case was the major Russian car manufacturer Open Joint Stock Company – “GAZ” (City of Nizgniy Novgorod, Central Russia) well-known in Russia as producer of Volga, Gazel and Gaz cars. The challenged utility model affected the plans of JSC “GAZ” to start production of completely new Sport Utility Vehicle – “Vodnik”. This unique all road car was constructed based on military technologies and is capable not only to drive any territory but also to swim as an amphibious over water areas.