Company News - page 17

The Moscow Arbitration Court ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent's Client – Brestski Electric-Mechanical Plant in a dispute over a license agreement - the largest license agreement dispute in the ex-USSR market for the past several years.
The Intellectual Property Committee of the Russian Chamber of Industry and Commerce held its meeting on April 25, 2004. The main topic was the activity of the Committee’s Special Commissions.
On March 18, 2005, the Chamber for Patent Disputes by its decision made on the opposition filed by Sojuzpatent's patent attorneys declared invalid as not novel the Russian invention patent # 2172460.
We congratulate our colleagues, partners and all our clients on the occasion of the International day of the Intellectual Property celebrated on the 26-th of April every year by the Decision of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
The Arbitration Court of the Penza Region has considered an application of ZAO “Borodino” against ZAO “Company”The Old Brewer” in which the plaintiff accuses the defendand of infringing the rights to the “XXL” trademark. The representative of the applicant was Sojuzpatent's Trademark Attorney Dr. Alexander Isaev.
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