Company News - page 14

August 9, 2007 the Moscow City Court ruled in favor of our client Dr.Zenovich against large Russian pharmaceutical company “VEROPHARM” and retained in force previous positive Decision of the Basmanny District Court to collect about 3 million roubles from “VEROPHARM” for the infringement of the Russian invention patent 2229291.
July 30, 2007 Moscow Arbitration Court decided in favor of “Societe Francaise DAssainissement-SFA” in trademark infringement case regarding the domain name “saninasos.ru”. This domain will be transferred to our client according to the Court decision.
May 22, 2007 attorneys of Sojuzpatent presented a topic “The Effective enforcement of patent rights in Russia” on the Conference organized by the Association of the European Business in Russia (took place in Marriott Aurora Hotel, Moscow).
April 25, 2007 the Basmanny District Court of Moscow ruled in favor of the client of Sojuzpatent (patent owner - Dr.Zenovich, Russian citizen) in the patent infringement case (Russian patent 2229291 for alcohol hang over syndrome drug) against the large Russian pharmaceutical company “VEROPHARM”JSC. The Court decided to collect from “VEROPHARM” JSC about 3 million roubles in damages and 800 thousand roubles as compensation for moral harm (about 160 thousand EUR) to Dr.Zenovich. The Court prohibited any further distribution of the drug. This case is one of the first cases in the Russian patent litigation practice when plaintiff received not only lost profit but also compensation of moral harm.
April 12, 2007 Sojuzpatent organized the seminar “Recent amendments in the Russian IP regulation” for lawyers and IP specialists of the Urals Federal District of Russia in the City of Ekaterinburg. The seminar was attended by more then 50 practitioners from the local industry.
March 13, 2007 the Chamber for Patent Disputes invalidated Russian trademark “PИO” (it is “RIO” in Cyrillic letters) the Certificate of Registration №194619 in the opposition case filed by the trademark attorneys of Sojuzpatent on behalf of the client -“Bolton Alimetari S.p.a”.
The Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation ruled in favor of our client “SOCRAFISH” JSC and overruled all previous decisions of lower courts (the Moscow City Arbitration Court, the Appeal Arbitration Court, the Moscow District Federal Arbitration Court).
March 22, 2007 the Decision of the Chamber for Patent Disputes in favor of “ICE FILI” JSC (the client of Sojuzpatent) in the opposition case against the trademark “FILEVSKY” (Russian trademark registration 179175) entered into legal force.
April 03, 2007 Sojuzpatent organized the seminar “Recent amendments in the Russian IP regulation” for lawyers and IP specialists of the North-Western Russian region in the City of Vologda. The seminar was attended by more then 60 participants from the industry and law firms.
15.03.2007 Russian and German national groups of the AIPPI together with Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks (Rospatent) organized a seminar “Practice of legal protection of inventions in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutics in Germany and the EPO”. The following speakers were participating in the seminar: President of German National AIPPI Group Professor Mes, Chairman of Appeal Chamber of the EPO in the field of chemistry Dr. Teschemacher; Patentanwalt Dr. Bublak and President of the Russian National Group Vladimir V. Kuryshev. The assistance in organization of the seminar was provided by the Sojuzpatent.
On February 27, 2007, the Chamber for Patent Disputes invalidated the Russian invention patent 2272319 in an opposition case filed by Sojuzpatent's patent attorneys on behalf of our client -“Kostroma Motor Plant”.
March 5, 2007 the Chamber for Patent Disputes ruled in favor of the client of Sojuzpatent – NIC JSC (N.Novgorod, Russia) and rejected the opposition against patent belonging to the client. The patent provides protection to the equipment related to oil refinery.
February 19, 2007 Appeal Arbitration Court for Ninth Circuit confirmed previous Decision of the Moscow City Arbitration Court in favor of the client of Sojuzpatent “Schebekinsky Chemical Plant” in dispute with the Chamber for Patent Disputes which cancelled the client’s trademark registration.
February 12, 2007 Sojuzpatent organized seminar "IP protection as the Key issue for Innovation development of the enterprise" for the Association of Executive Managers in the City of Novosibirsk (Siberia, Russia)
February 7, 2007 the Federal Arbitration Court for the Moscow Federal District (Cassation court) ruled in favor of the client of Sojuzpatent (the most known German sport car’s manufacturer) in the trademark infringement case. The Federal Arbitration Court overruled the previous negative decisions of the Moscow City Arbitration Court and the Appeal Arbitration Court for Ninth Circuit as rendered “with substantial violation of the Russian trademark law”.
February 13, 2007 in “Hyatt Ararat” hotel (Moscow) trademark attorneys of Sojuzpatent were invited as the main panelists in the press-conference organized by Interbrand Group (Omnicom Group) concerning the successful trademark dispute resolution against the Russian firm “Interbrand RUSCONSULTING” previously squatter the registration for trademark “Interbrand” in Russia.
January 16, 2007 the Moscow Arbitration Court ruled in favor of FERM B.V. (Netherlands) to prohibit the illegal use of the registered trademark “FERM” (international registration 464388) in domain www.ferm.ru by the Russian defendant. The Court decision is a ground for compulsory transfer of rights for domain www.ferm.ru to FERM B.V. The trademark owner FERM B.V. was represented by the lawyers of Sojuzpatent.
December 7, 2006 the Chamber for Patent Disputes confirmed the validity of protection for the geographic designation “VOLOGODSKOE MASLO” (BUTTER FROM VOLOGDA REGION-NORTHERN RUSSIA) in the opposition case (Sojuzpatent represented the designation owner). “VOLOGODSKOE MASLO” is one of the most known Russian brands among the food products. The fame of the designation “VOLOGODSKOE MASLO” was created by the excellence of manufacturing and special climatic conditions of the VOLOGDA region.
December 4, 2006 the Decision of the Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office entered into legal force. The Decision ruled in favor of the clients of Sojuzpatent – Swiss firm “Interbrand Zintsmeyer and Lux AG” and British firm “Interbrand UK Ltd” (members of the Interbrand Group belonging to Omnicom and specializing in brand evaluation and promotion services) in the opposition procedure against the Russian firm “ZAO Interbrand Rusconsulting” who previously squattered the trademark “Interbrand” in Russia.
December 19, 2006 the Chamber for Patent Disputes overruled the previous rejection decision of the Substantive examination of the Federal Institute of Industrial Property on one of Sojuzpatent client’s invention patent applications. Patent to be issued based on that decision relates to surgical operating equipment.