Chamber for Patent Disputes Decides for “Kia Motors Rus”

26 November 2010

On November 26, 2010, the Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks issued a decision to satisfy an objection of Sojuzpatent’s client LLC “Kia Motors Rus” against the grant of a patent RF № 83976 "Mechanism for transferring electrical signals and return of the lever blinker indicator. Patent RU 83976 is invalidated completely due to the discrepancy of the utility model to the condition of patentability “novelty”, established by art. 1351 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. The utility model is not new, because the sum of its essential features at the priority date was known from the prior art, namely from the information about the use by LLC “Kia Motors Rus" in the Russian Federation of means of the same purpose as the claimed utility model.