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The Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office by its decision of May 31, 2005 declared the Russian utility model patent # 25446 invalid as not meeting the “novelty” criterion.
Michael Struchkov joined SOJUZPATENT on July 4, 2005 after 25 years of experience with the Russian Patent and Trademark Office. The previous position of Mr.Struchkov was the Head of Patent Department of the Chamber for Patent Disputes
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.
June 3, 2005 the Moscow City Court ruled in favor of the client of SOJUZPATENT – JSC “Schelkovsky vitamin plant” (plaintiff) in case against JSC “VEROPHARM” (defendant-one of the largest Russian pharmaceutical companies) to stop further infringement of the Russian patent № 2229291 by producing and selling of R-X-1 drug (anti-alcohol detoxicant).
SOJUZPATENT has organized an IP conference on May 27, 2005 in the City of Vologda (Northern Russia). The main topic of the conference was “Successful enforcement of IP rights in Russia” The main panelists were specialists of SOJUZPATENT Svetlana Felitsyna, Tamara Fomicheva and Alexander Isaev.
May 18-20, 2005 the Russian Academy of Science organized the conference “Protection and commercialization of the Intellectual Property” in the Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science in the City of Chernogolovka (Moscow Region).
The 127-th Annual International Trademark Association (INTA) Conference took place in San Diego (USA) on May 14-18, 2005.
May 11-13, 2005 the International conference “Biotechnology, Environment & Biomedicine” took place in the Biotechnological Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science in the City of Puschino (Moscow Region).
April 29, 2005 Moscow Arbitration Court ruled in favor of the Client of SOJUZPATENT – Brestski Electric-Mechanical Plant in the dispute case over the license agreement with the Moscow Electrical Measurement Equipment Plant. This case is the largest license agreement dispute in the market of the former USSR for the past several years. The sum of the dispute was about one million six hundred fifty five thousand USD.
26 April 2005
The Intellectual Property Committee of the Russian Chamber of Industry and Commerce hold its meeting on April 25, 2004. The main topic was the activity of the Committee’s Special Commissions: Commission on Legislation, Commission
SOJUZPATENT has organized an IP seminar on April 22, 2005 in the City of Kostroma (Central Russia). The main topic of the seminar was “Utility model protection in Russia” which is a rapidly developing area in the Russian IP market. The main panelists were
The Decision of the Chamber for Patent Disputes made on the Opposition filed by the patent attorneys of SOJUZPATENT declared invalid as not novel the Russian invention patent # 2172460 on March 18, 2005. The client of SOJUZPATENT in this case
We congratulate the colleagues, the partners and all our clients with the International day of the Intellectual Property celebrated the 26-th of April every year by the Decision of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
The Arbitration Court of the Penza Region has prosecuted of an application of ZAO “Borodino” against ZAO “Company”The Old Brewer” accusing of an infringement of the rights to the “XXL” trademark. The representative of the applicant was a Trademark Attorney of Sojuzpatent Dr. Alexander Isaev.
On March 2005 International publishers house “Kluwer Law International” has published new edition of their International IPR Guide’s sections concerning Russian and Eurasian patent Systems.
March 9, 2005 the Chamber for Patent Disputes ruled in favor of the Client of SOJUZPATENT – the owner of the well-known appellation of origin of goods “VOLOGODSKOYE MASLO” (Butter from Vologda region (Northern Russia)
March 10, 2005 SOJUZPATENT was awarded by HONOR DIPLOMA by the Russian National Union for Consumer Rights Protection for the results in fighting counterfeit goods distribution in the Russian Federation.
On Februry 28, 2005 the Federal Economic Court for Moscow District ruled in favor of “Sojuzpatent” as a plaintiff against “Moscow Patent Bureau”.
On Februry 15, 2005 in the Hotel Marriott Tverskaya the press conference was held for the Russian and foreign journalists trying to bring the public attention to the practice of using patent rights in Russia for the purposes of unfair competition.
December 9, 2004 in Kostroma a representative office of Sojuzpatent in the Central Federal district was opened.