July 3, 2006 the Decision of the Chamber for Patent Disputes invalidating the registration of the trademark 283483“ЛЕО” (in Cyrillic letters) as confusingly similar with the prior trademark 45891 “LEO” (belonging to the client of Sojuzpatent) was confirmed
by the Head of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office.
On June 20, 2006, the International conference “Biotechnology – Science and Business ” took place in the Biotechnological Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science in the City of Puschino (Moscow Region).
The Bureau of the Russian National Group of AIPPI has held its meeting in the Office of Sojuzpatent on June 22, 2006. The Bureau has discussed the plans of the Russian national Group for participation in the World Congress of AIPPI this fall in Sweden.
June 22, 2006 Managing Partner of Sojuzpatent Svetlana Felitsyna presented topic “Protecting of IP rights and protection against abuse of patent rights” in the conference of patent practitioneers from regional companies in Golitsyno.
June 21, 2006 the Decision of Chamber for Patent Disputes on the trademark “RENTGENPROM” entered into legal force. The Decision sustained the registration in the name of the client of Sojuzpatent – Russian company RENTGENPROM Ltd.
June 14, 2006 Federal arbitration Court for Moscow circuit ruled in favor of the client of SOJUZPATENT – Russian chemical plant JSC “Zavod mouschich sredstv” in the trial on the appeal filed on the Decision of the Moscow City Arbitration Court.
June 13, 2006 the Decision of the Chamber for Patent Disputes in favor of the client of SOJUZPATENT on the trademark “ALTUS” entered into the legal force. The Decision of Chamber for Patent Disputes overruled previous negative decision of the Federal Institute
for Industrial Property
June 8, 2006 SOJUZPATENT represented ‘Interbrand Zintsmeyer and Lux AG’ and “Interbrand UK Ltd” (firms members of the Interbrand Group – known for annual publishing of Top 100 World brands) in the hearings in the Chamber for Patent Disputes against Russian
company ZAO “Interbrand Rusconsulting” which squattered “Interbrand” trademark in Russia.
The Russian Chamber of Industry and Commerce organized training for lawyers of the Russian enterprises aimed to increase their qualification in fighting counterfeit products distribution in Russia. The main panelists in the event were trademark attorneys
and litigation lawyers of SOJUZPATENT.
On June 5, 2006, the Moscow Arbitration Court ruled in favor of the client of SOJUZPATENT – ZAO “PIK “MAKSIMA” in a copyright case against Stalker Ltd. The dispute was over the copyright for the photographical illustration which had been used as a symbol
of the Russian National Agricultural Exhibition “Golden Fall” which takes place annually in Moscow since 2001.
June 6, 2006 the Chamber for Patent Disputes forwarded its decision in favor of the client of SOJUZPATENT over the trademark registration “CHURCHILL”. The Decision of Chamber for Patent Disputes overruled previous negative decision of the Federal Institute
for Industrial Property rejecting the registration.
June 3, 2006 the Decision of Chamber for Patent Disputes on the trademark “TOP GEAR” entered into legal force. The Decision declared partially void the registration of the trademark “TOP GEAR” in the name of the Russian company AVANGARD as contradicting
to the prior trademark rights of BBC Corporation.
May 31, 2006 the Chamber for Patent Disputes ruled in favor of the client of Sojuzpatent in the case over the trademark “CEBRILYSIN” in Cyrillic.
May 29-30, 2006 All-Russia conference “Trademark Protection” took place in Moscow.
SOJUZPATENT has organized an IP seminar on May 19, 2006 in the City of Kirov (Central Russia). The main topic of the seminar was “IP protection and effective use of IP in Russia”.
May 25-26, 2006 SOJUZPATENT in cooperation with Vologda regional Chamber for Industry and Commerce has organized a conference “Effective enforcement of IP rights”
May 10, 2006 the Decision of the Moscow City Arbitration Court in favor of the client of Sojuzpatent entered into legal force. The case was a dispute on the Goodwill of the company which is very rare type of dispute in Russia.
May 16, 2006 the Federal Arbitration Court for Moscow Circuit ruled in favor of JSC “Schekovsky Zavod” (the client of SOJUZPATENT, plaintiff in the dispute)
On May 4, 2006, the Federal Arbitration Court for Moscow Circuit ruled in favor of the client of SOJUZPATENT confirming invalidation of the opposed patent RU 2133115 and declared invalid previous decisions of Moscow City Arbitration Court and Appeal Arbitration
Court for Ninth Circuit (rejecting the invalidation of the above patent).
On February 13, 2006, the Appellation Court for Ninth Circuit ruled to support the decision of the Moscow City Arbitration in the dispute between “Schelkovsky Vitamin Plant” and “VEROPHARM” ordering to stop infringement of patent RU 2229291 by manufacturing
of the drug R-X-1.