Company News - page 15

December 21, 2006 Sojuzpatent organized an educational seminar for lawyers in the City of Kirov (Central Russia). The main topic discussed was the enforcement procedure for different types of IP rights in the Russian Courts of General Jurisdiction and the Arbitration Courts.
November 13, 2006 the Decision of the Chamber for the Patent Disputes of the Russia Patent and Trademark Office came into force. This Decision satisfied the Opposition filed by Sojuzpatent on the previous Rejecting decision of the Examination which rejected the trademark application “INNOVATION” of the Sojuzpatent client – JSC “Donskoy Tobacco” (Southern Russia). The trademark is allowed for the registration for tobacco products (class 34).
November 6-10, 2006 Sojuzpatent organized series of seminars on the topic “IP protection in Russia” for Chinese Law firms in Beijing and Shanghai. November 22, 2006 Sojuzpatent was visited by a delegation of the Japanese Intellectual Property Association which unites the representative of the leading Japanese technology companies. The meeting was aimed to the discussion of the recent trends and important topic of the IP protection in Russia.
October 14, 2006 the Chamber for Patent Disputes satisfied the opposition filed by Sojuzpatent on the previous Rejecting decision of the Examination which rejected the trademark application “Rostovskoe Zolotoe” of the Sojuzpatent client – Rostovskii Plant of Wines (Southern Russia). The trademark is allowed for the registration for sparkling wines.
October 19, 2006 the Moscow City Arbitration Court ruled in favor of the client of Sojuzpatent “Detergent Plant Ltd” declaring non-valid the previous decision of the Chamber for Patent Disputes which invalidated the client’s trademark registration “Labomid”. The Court provides the order to the Russian Patent and Trademark Office for the reinstatement of the trademark “Labomid” in the Russian state register of the trademarks.
October 19, 2006 Sojuzpatent co-organized round-table hearings in the City of Saratov (Central Russia) on the topic of successful fighting against the counterfeited good’s distribution in the regional centers of Russia and the Eurasian countries.
Mrs.Svetlana Felitsyna (Managing Partner, Sojuzpatent) and Dr.Tamara Fomicheva (Head of patent Department) attended the AIIPI World Congress in Gothenburg (Sweden) on October 8-13, 2006.
October 20, 2006 Sojuzpatent co-sponsored the celebration of the 35-anniversary of the Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property (which was graduated by the most part of the Sojuzpatent team members).
On September 17, 2006, the Chamber for Patent Disputes's decision over the trademark registration MACY’S came into force. The Decision sustained the opposition filed by Sojuzpatent on behalf of the MACY’S trademark owner – the US firm Macy’s Department Stores.
On September 20, 2006, the Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent clients – Swiss firm “Interbrand Zintsmeyer and Lux AG” and British firm “Interbrand UK Ltd” in an opposition procedure against the Russian firm “ZAO Interbrand Rusconsulting”.
September 7-8, 2006 the 10-th International Conference “The Eurasian patent system” co-sponsored by Sojuzpatent took place in Moscow. Sojuzpatent presented the topic “Patents as a competition weapon in Russia – current situation” prepared by Svetlana Felitsyna, Sojuzpatent Managing Partner.
September 16 2006 the central Russian TV channel “Rossia” presented a program on the situation with the abuse of patent rights in Russia. The patent attorneys of Sojuzpatent were main guest of the program providing their expert opinion.
The Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office issued a decision in favor of our client Kraft Foods Inc. (USA) canceling the trademark registration # 556016 “Dr.Kraft”.
On July 23, 2006, the Chamber for Patent Disputes' Decision in favor of our client on the international registration 756721 for the “PRAKTIKER” trademark entered into the legal force. The Decision of the Chamber for Patent Disputes overruled the previous negative decision of the examination issued by the Federal Institute for Industrial Propery.
Head of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office affirmed a Decision taken by the Chamber for Patent Disputes against the “ЛЕО” trademark registration.
On June 20, 2006, the International conference “Biotechnology – Science and Business ” took place in the Biotechnological Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science in the City of Puschino (Moscow Region).
The Bureau of the AIPPI Russian National Group held its meeting in the Sojuzpatent office on June 22, 2006.
On June 22, 2006, Sojuzpatent's Managing Partner Svetlana Felitsyna presented topic “Protecting of IP rights and protection against the abuse of patent rights” at a Golitsyno patent practitioneer regional conference .
On June 21, 2006, the Chamber for Patent Disputes' Decision on the “RENTGENPROM” trademark entered into legal force. The Decision sustained the registration in the name of Sojuzpatent's client – the Russian company RENTGENPROM Ltd.
On June 14, 2006, the Moscow Circuit Federal arbitration Court ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent's client – the Russian chemical plant JSC “Zavod mouschich sredstv” in a hearing on an appeal filed against the Moscow Arbitration Court's Decision.