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On March 2005, the International publishers house “Kluwer Law International” published a new edition of their International IPR Guide’s sections concerning Russian and Eurasian patent Systems.
The Chamber for Patent Disputes ruled in favor of of Sojuzpatent's Client – the owner of the well-known appellation of origin of goods “VOLOGODSKOYE MASLO” - Butter from Vologda region (Northern Russia)
On March 10, 2005, Sojuzpatent was awarded an 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 in a lawsuit against “Moscow Patent Bureau”.
On December 9, 2004, Sojuzpatent's representative office was opened in Kostroma.
Sojuzpatent's Representative Office in the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation was opened on October 28, 2004 in Astrakhan.
Sojuzpatent opened its Representative Office in the City of Vologda (regional Center in the Northern Federal District) on July 23, 2004.
Sojuzpatent's Patent Attorneys Larissa Yatrova and Olzhibek Kosunov participated at the 39th AIPPI Congress on July 19 –23, 2004 in Geneva, Switzerland.
On May 26, 2004, a dispute on unfair competition heard at the Prykamskoye regional board of the Ministry on the Antimonopoly Policy was resolved in favor of the applicant represented by Sojuzpatent's trademark attorney Dr. A.Isaev.
On July 7, 2004, a meeting between Sojuzpatent's Managing Partner S.Felitsyna and the President of the Vologda Chamber of Commerce and Industry G.Telegina took place.
The Russian Innovation Salon “Archimedes” in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce, Industries and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus, Department of Science and Industrial Policy of the Government of Moscow, the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in Republic Cyprus, and Sojuzpatent have organized and conducted the International innovation forum “CYPRUS-ARCHIMEDES 2004” in the City of Limassol, Republic Cyprus, from 7 till 10 of June, 2004.
The Committee on the regulation of the Business activity of the Russian Chamber of Industry and Commerce held its meeting on May 25, 2004. The main topic of the meeting was IP matters regulation in Russia. The thesis of the Managing Partner of Sojuzpatent Mrs.Svetlana Felitsyna “IPR as a main factor for increasing the competitiveness of the Russian companies” was presented.
The Chairman of the Russian Government Dr. Fradkov had a meeting with the members of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation on April 23, 2004.
Rospatent, formerly an independent state agency, has been restructured and renamed the "Federal Service on Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks" and subordinated to the new Ministry of Education & Science.
Sojuzpatent was one of the organizers of the Moscow International Salon of Industrial property "Аrchimedes" that took place on 30.03-02.04.2004. The Salon presented inventions, utility models and trademarks from different regions of Russia and other countries. The results of our participation - new agreements with big industrial enterprises
Sojuzpatent has been providing services for domain names registration in .RU zone. From April 2004 we are begining cooperation with Ladas Domains LLC, the official registrar of ICANN, in the sphere of protection our clients’ IP rights related to domain names. Our policy is based on the principle that domain names should be treated in the same thorough way as trademarks and patents.
A seminar organized under the auspices of the Association of the Russian Patent Attorneys took place on April 14, 2004. Sojuzpatent's patent attorneys participated in the seminar.
A new book "The legal regulation of protection against unfair competition" has been published. The author - Adviser of the Russian Federation of the I class, Sojuzpatent's Legal Councellor Dr. Leonid E. Goukasian - has authored more than 75 scientific publications, including 14 in the field of protection against unfair competition and intellectual property protection.
A seminar organized under the auspices of the Association of the Russian Patent Attorneys concerning the Higher Arbitration Court Practice in IP litigation cases took place on March 17, 2004. Sojuzpatent's Specialists – trademark attorneys O. Chernikova, A. Sinitzyna and litigation counsel T. Ekhlas have participated in the seminar.
On February 19, 2004, Sojuzpatent's patent attorney Alexander Isaev participated as a panelist in the seminar organized by the Moscow association of Entrepreneurs in the President hotel (Moscow).