Sojuzpatent is the oldest leading law firm providing services in the field of IP protection in Russia and other countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Sojuzpatents team of over 160 qualified specialists includes 50 registered Russian and Eurasian patent and trademark attorneys and litigation lawyers. Between them, they offer inclusive and highly practical expertise in all disciplines of science and technology.
Our clients represent about 90 countries from around the world.

News - page 18

15 April 2004
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 such thorough way as trademarks and patents. To get more information about Ladas Domains LLC, please, click here.
A new book has been published "The legal regulation of protection against unfair competition" , the author - Adviser of the Russian Federation of the I class, Legal Councellor of Sojuzpatent Dr. Leonid E. Goukasian , - has written more than 75 scientific publications, including 14 - in the field of protection against the unfair competition and the intellectual property protection.
The 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. The specialists of Sojuzpatent – trademark attorneys Chernikova O.V., Sinitzyna A.Y. and litigation counsel Ekhlas T.V. 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).
On February 18, 2004 Sojuzpatent's patent attorneys participated in a conference organized by the Association of the Russian Patent Attorneys.
On February 20, 2004 Committee on Intellectual Property of the Russian Chamber of Industry and Trade meeting took place.
We are glad to announce that Mrs. Tatiana V. Ekhlas has joined our firm as a Senior Counsel of the Legal Department on February 2. Before Mrs. Ekhlas worked as the Head of the Department of Legal Support with the Chamber for Patent Disputes.
The specialists and lawyers of Sojuzpatent have placed a number of articles in following journals last year: The review of practice and Tendency of licensing in the USA in N4 of Intellectual Property Exchange; About the activity of the European Patent Office in 2002 in N 9, and About the changes in the Patent Legislation of Ukraine in N 8 of Inventioning ; The new order of protection of industrial designs in EU countries in N 6 of Patents and Licenses; Amendments to the Model Custom Law of the World Customs Organisation " Border measures against smuggling of the counterfeit goods ” in N 4 of Intellectual Property Exchange.
By the decision of the Russian Patent Office five more specialists of Sojuzpatent have been registered patent attorneys. The total amount of Sojuzpatents patent attorneys nowadays is 30.
Under the results of the VI Moscow International Salon of industrial property "Archimedes" Sojuzpatent was awarded with the Diploma "For active participation in the organization and realization of the Salon", and the Managing Partner – Svetlana B.Felitsyna - with the Diploma "Of Respect and Gratitude".
In Nizhny Novgorod the seminar "The role of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the support of innovational activity and promotion of high technologies", organized by the Nizhny Novgorod region Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been conducted, the commercial director of "LicenTech", company, affiliated by Sojuzpatent, Vladimir I. Luchinsky has taken part in.
The Managing Partner of Sojuzpatent Svetlana B.Felitsyna was awarded with a Medal of the Russian Patent Office "For the large contribution to the development of theory and practice of the intellectual property legal protection".
On April 21, Sojuzpatent's representatives took part in the program "Date" dedicated to the anniversary of the outstanding Russian inventor Kulibin in a direct air of the TVC channel. In the program the main directions of Sojuzpatent’s activity were named, the actual problems of a legal protection and commercialization of the inventions in the Russian Federation were briefly reviewed, and also the answers for questions of spectators from different regions of our country were given.
April 14-15 the International Scientific - Practical Conference "Problems of the intellectual property protection in a context of the entrance of Russia to WTO" was held in the hall of Presidium of the Russian Academy of sciences, organized jointly by the Conrad Adenauer’s Foundation, the Government of Moscow and the Russian Academy of sciences.
The book by Alexander P. Agureev has been published. “Features and problems of patenting of the medical purpose inventions nowadays”.
From March 18 till March 21, 2003 in the Exhibition Center "Sokolniki" (Moscow) the VI Moscow International Salon of Industrial Property “Archimedes - 2003“ was held.
Since April 14, 2003 come into force: the Rules of filing and consideration of the application for registration and assignment of the right of use of an origin of goods and the application for registration and assignment of the right of use of a registered origin of goods; the Rules of filing and consideration of the application on registration of the trademark and service mark; the Rules of decision making about the early cancellation of validity of the certificate of the right of use of an origin of goods after the liquidation of the company - owner of the certificate; the Rules of decision making about the early cancellation of validity of the legal protection of the trademark and the service mark in a case of the liquidation of the company - owner of an exclusive right on the trademark or termination of business activity of the person - owner of an exclusive right on the trademark.
December 27, 2002 the Federal Law from 11.12.2002 № 166-FZ "Amendments to the Law of the Russian Federation" On trademarks, service marks and appellations of origin of goods" has come into force.
On February 7, 2003, significant amendments to the Patent Law of the Russian Federation were introduced and came into force since March 12, 2003.
On July 23, 2002 President of the CCI RF Mr. Primakov held a meeting with the staff of Sojuzpatent. At the agenda of the meeting there were the problems of the Intellectual Property rights protection and the place taken by Sojuzpatent at the legal patent market.