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Patentica's patent attorneys Konstantin Inozemtsev and Victor Lisovenko explore business methods' patent eligibility according to the Russian patent law and possibilities to protect business methods via other forms of intellectual property in their article for Patent Lawyer.

You are welcome to contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on more particular questions regarding business methods' protection in Russia.

On September 28th the Governmental Decree No.1151 has been officially published, coming into force from October 6th. This Decree amends the existing Schedule of official fees, increasing many of them, though some fees have been effectively decreased. 

The following key changes can be mentioned:

LEGAL ACTION

OFFICIAL FEE in RUB

before 6 October 2017

starting 6 October 2017

Filing a patent application for invention

1650 + 250 for every claim exceeding 25

3300 + 700 for every claim exceeding 10

Filing a patent application for utility model

850 + 100 for every claim exceeding 25

1400 + 700 for every claim exceeding 10

Filing a patent application for industrial design

850 + 100 for every industrial design exceeding 1

1700 + 700 for every industrial design exceeding 1

Request for adding a new claim in the set of claims of a patent application for invention

650 for every new claim (if the request is filed before substantive examination)

2350 for every new independent claim (if the request is filed in the process of substantive examination)

700 for every new claim (if the request is filed before substantive examination)

4700 for every new independent claim (if the request is filed in the process of substantive examination)

Assignment of a patent application

400

800

Substantive examination of a patent application for invention

2450 + 1950 for every independent claim exceeding 1, but not exceeding 10, plus 3400 for each independent claim exceeding 10

12500 + 9200 for every independent claim exceeding 1 (if examination was requested at filing)

4700 + 2800 for every independent claim exceeding 1, but not exceeding 5, plus 5400 for each independent claim exceeding 5 (if examination was requested after filing)

Substantive examination of a patent application for utility model

-

2500

Substantive examination of a patent application for industrial design

1650 + 1300 for every industrial design exceeding 1

3000 + 2500 for every industrial design exceeding 1

Extension of term for filing a response (invention, utility model, industrial design)

200 per month for the first 6 months (1-6 months)

400 per month for next 4 months (7-10 months)

800 per month for the first 6 months (1-6 months)

1100 per month for next 4 months (7-10 months)

Restoration of right to file a response (invention, utility model, industrial design)

650 (if a request for restoration was filed within 6 months)

2600 (if a request for restoration was filed after 6 months)

2100

Patent publication

-

3000

Patent registration

3250

Patent grant

1500

Renewal fees (patent for invention or industrial design)

850-12000

1700-24000

Renewal fees (patent for utility model)

400-4050

800-4900

Patent registry change

2050 (for 1 amendment) (patent change + patent registry change)

2000 (for 1 amendment)

Patent assignment

1650 + 850 for each next patent assigned by the same agreement (this refers both to contractual and non-contractual assignments)

3300 + 1700 for each next patent assigned by the same agreement (this refers both to contractual and non-contractual assignments)

Filing of an application for trademark registration

2295*

2450** + 700** for each class exceeding 5

Trademark examination

11500 + 2050 for each class exceeding 1

8050** + 1750** for each class exceeding 1

Trademark registration

16200 (registration + certificate issuance)

11200** + 700** for each class exceeding 5

Trademark certificate issuance

-

1400**

Renewal fees (trademark)

20250

20000 + 1000 for each class exceeding 5

Patentica's specialists are well aware of the recent changes in Russian and international IP practice and do their best to offer the most cost-effective strategies.

Patentica represented the interests of the well-known beet harvesting equipment producer Holmer Maschinenbau GmbH (Germany) in Lipetsk OFAS against the company's former agent in Russia, who had registered four trademarks using Holmer's logo and brand name without the German company's permission.

As a result of the proceedings, the Lipetsk OFAS recognized the actions of Holmer-Rus LLC as an act of unfair competition, issued an order to stop using trademarks with the designation "HOLMER / ХОЛМЕР"on the basis of Art. 14.4.(1) of the Federal Competition Law, and sent a decision to consider invalidation of legal protection of Russian trademarks No. 475273, No. 479726, No. 511943 , No. 518483 to the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent).

Patentica's professionals do their best to assist their clients in any IP case.

A patentee's right to submit amended claims during an opposition procedure or invalidity proceedings is discussed in the article by Patentica's professionals Victor Lisovenko and Maria Nilova in the WIPR magazine.

To find more on this topic you can also read this article.

The recent procedural chenges regarding disputes over domain names in Russia and the impact of these changes are dicussed in the recent publication in Trademark Lawyer magazine by Patentica's professionals Yury Bondarev and Elena Dmitrenko.

Our specialists will be glad to answer your questions on legislation and practice relating to domain names and other intellectual property objects.

The FIPS annual report 2016

Created on Saturday, 08 April 2017 15:44

In the beginning of march the FIPS has published its annual report 2016 on its site. 

According to the document, in 2016 there was a decrease in the number of appplications for inventions (by 8,6%), utility models (by 6,7%), trademarks according to the international procedure (by 20,3%) - compared to 2015's figure. However, there was an increase in the number of application for design (by 10,9%), trademarks according to international procedure (by 15,7%), programs and databases (by 110,4%).

It is to be noted that there has been an acceleration in consideration of applications: the average time period for consideration of applications for inventions has shortened by 2% (up to 10.3 months), and for utility models  - by 24% (up to 2.8 months). A slight increase in the prosecution time for industrial designs and computer programs applications was pinned to an increase in the number of applications considered.

The statistics on the considered judicial dispute over the decisions, actions (inaction) of Rospatent cases is of particular interest - the number of such cases increased by 6% in 2016 (385 in 2015 against 407 in 2016). According to the report, said increase of dispute cases number can be attributed to the growth in the number of appeals on issues relating to payment, accounting and return of fees in case of refusal to perform the corresponding legally significant actions (the courts refused to satisfy such claims). The report also gives some preconditions to further growth of the number of applications for invalidation of Rospatent's decisions on the refusal to register a designation as a trademark - if the information about the producer of goods can be found only in Internet references, it cannot serve as the grounds for refusal to register a trademark during the examination stage. According to the ministry, based on such practice it is possible to predict an increase in the objections to granting legal protection to such trademarks filed by the manufacturers of the corresponding goods marked with such designations.

More particular information about other criteria of the FIPS' services and its trends over the precious year can be found in the summary tables enclosed шт the annex section of the report.

Patentica's professionals will help to find the best IP management strategy in Russia and other countries with due regard to all the possibilities available in current practice.

The copyright ownership of Epoch Co. Ltd. acknowledged

Created on Monday, 27 March 2017 13:13

Patentica is pleased to announce a positive litigation achievement on behalf of its Japanese-based client, a world-famous toy manufacturer Epoch against Russian toy seller and its former official distributor Gulliver, which after the breach of the distribution contract back in 2010 started to import very similar toys made oversees and sell them in Russia. On September 28, 2016 the Intellectual Property Court reversed the two earlier decisions of the court of lower instances both rejecting Epoch's allegations on copyright infringement. In particular the IP Court held that the earlier decisions were improper and sent the case for reconsideration to the court of the first instance. As the outcome of the new circle of litigation at the court of first instance Epoch and Gulliver settled the case on a mutually beneficial basis while Gulliver agreed to recognize Epoch's copyright on the disputed toys and stop the whole sales. The latest decision of the court of first instance affirming the settlement agreement was announced on February 14, 2017.

“Being able to successfully reverse the whole litigation proceedings after two decisions of the lower courts being not in a copyright holder's favour is not very common at the IP Court,” says Victor Lisovenko, a patent attorney at Patentica. “We’re grateful that the IP Court recognized Epoch's copyright on the disputed toys and made it very clear that the court of lower instances did not take all essential facts into account when rejecting the lawsuit” Alexander Timofeev, a lawyer at Patentica adds: "Epoch is a global player on the toys market for children, which puts a lot of efforts and assets in developing their innovative products. We are gratified that the company and its managers have entrusted us to defend their market position and despite receiving two negative decisions along the way did not stop to seek their legal rights protection and believe in successful outcome".

Epoch Co., Ltd. is a Japanese toy and computer games company founded in 1958 which is best known for manufacturing the Sylvanian Families series of toys. The company entered the Russian market with the Sylvanian Families toys in 2008, which have received a great popularity among Russian kids and their parents ever since. The above-mentioned copyright infringement considered in less than two years in total was initiated in 2015 to cease the import and distribution of ten families of toys such as foxes, rabbits, hedgehogs and others closely mimicking the unique design of the corresponding Sylvanian families created by Epoch's employees over the period from 1985 to 2012. Apart from resolving the dispute per se the decisions taken by the court are interesting from the legal standpoint clarifying the concepts and approaches used to consider copyright infringement cases.

All the decisions taken during the litigation are available in Russian at https://kad.arbitr.ru by the case # А40-80402/2015.

For more details and questions please contact Patentica at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We would be glad to share our experience and help our clients to manage their IP.

According to the announcement on the EAPO Official Internet site, EAPO has adopted the new edition of Patent Reguations.

The following changes саn be mentioned:
1.Objections to extension of Eurasian patnet now can be filed by third parties (Rule 16 of the Regulations).
2. Insufficiency of disclosure of an invention can now serve as an independent basis for cancellation of the Eurasian patent and its invalidation on the territory of the state party to the Convention (Rules 53 and 54 of the Regulations).
3. The procedure for easing time limits for the procedural actions for obtaining a Eurasian patent is now harmonized with the provisions of the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (Rules 37 and 38 of the Regulations). 
4. Now there is only one criterion of "unintentionality" is applied when considering requests for restoration of rights with respect to a Eurasian application or a Eurasian patent (Rule 39 of the Regulations).
5. During consideration of objections to decisions of the Eurasian Office on refusal to grant a Eurasian patent Applicants now can submit amended claims (Rule 49 of the Regulations)
6. All EAPO's outgoing correspondence sent electronically, as well as electronical materials of Eurasian Applications and patents now have oficial legal status (Rules 21 and 62 of the Regulations). 
7. The scope of persons having privileges on payment of patent duties is (rule 40 of the Patent instruction) is now specified.

Patentica's staff is well aware of all the changes in Russian and Eurasian practice and will be glad to help in reduction of IP management expences. 

EAPO is increasing official fees starting from 1 January 2017

Created on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:13

According to the announcement on the EAPO Official Internet site, EAPO introduces increased fees that come into force from 1 January, 2017. The new Patent Regulations and Statute on Fees(English summary here) apply for granted Eurasian patents and applications, either pending or new.

Patentica's professionals would be glad to consult upon fees estimation and possible reduction thereof.
You can estimate the cost of filing a Eurasian application according to the new official fees in our free online Calculator or ask for a detailed estimation on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Amending claims during post-grant opposition proceedings

Created on Monday, 14 November 2016 13:13

The Journal of the Intellectual Property Court (IP Court) has published an article (in Russian) about the possibilities of amending patent claims during post-grant opposition proceedings.

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According to the PCT filing survey by RWS inovia, Patentica has climbed up on the third place in the rank of the top PCT filers in Russia.

It is the second year Russian filers are included in the survey, and Patentica shows inspiring results compared to the 2015 PCT survey

As a result of series of meetings held during the annual Assemblies of the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva from October 3 to 11, 2016, EPO President Benoît Battistelli and Rospatent Director General Grigory Ivliev signed the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program.

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Russian patent documents now available on Google Patents

Created on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:02

On August, 30 Google announced that 11 new countries had been added to Google Patents search service with Russia among them.

This means that starting from August, 30 Russian patents and patent applications are added to the search base of Google Patents. What is more, in order to provide the full-featured service all the documents have been translated to Engish using Google Translate. 

Back in May 2016 the Russian Patent Office has approved the new Administrative patent regulations on inventions and Rules for drafting, filing and examining patent applications. These new legal documents form the updated regulation system of patenting inventions in Russia and provide in depth details of new amendments of Part IV of the Civil Code which have come into effect since October 1, 2014. Although some specific requirements will be most accurately explained by the corresponding law enforcement practice, the basic differences between old and new requirements can be already seen with a naked eye.

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Starting from July 1st 2016 a Pilot program for accelerated substantive examination is available at the EAPO for PCT international applications entering regional phase at the EAPO. The program aims at shortening the examination as well as improving its quality.

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On June 17th the Government of the Russian Federation has adopted a Decree No548 with Rules of subsidizing of Russian organizations (manufacturers and exporters) for reimbursement of their expenses borne on patenting abroad. The Rules only contain basic regulations and main requirements for subsiding granting; more detailed bylaws on the subject are to be laid out by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. A few points, though, are of interest already.

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During his speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, MIT professor Loren Graham pointed to the main reasons why, in his opinion, Russians are very good in inventing, but have not succeeded in innovation.

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Foreign Patenting Support Center for Russian applicants

Created on Thursday, 02 June 2016 17:02

Russian Export Center JSC is reported to be working on creation of Foreign Patenting Support Center for Russian applicants. Its key function is expected to be in development of grants and subsidization projects for start-ups and small entities having IP as the basic capital.

According to the EAPO order dated May 31, 2016, accelerated examination can be provided on request with the fee payment as stated by the new edition of the Regulations on procedures for the provision of services by the EAPO

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The scope of the Pilot Program under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) between the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has been extended as well as its term has been prolonged until February 14, 2018 by mutual agreement of the parties.

Patentica is glad to congratulate Diakont JSC on its RU 2564157 patent for invention "Drive for pipeline valves" having being chosen among 100 Best Inventions of Russia in Year 2015.

Starting in 2007, this list is annually compiled by Rospatent experts from the most prominent and promising patents, whose commercial realization is thought to add significantly to a further industrial development and GDP growth of Russia. The finalists are chosen by a joint commission headed by the Director of the Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS, subsidiary of Rospatent) and then announced on web-site of FIPS.

Our attorneys and experts hope for a further fruitful collaboration with talented inventors and managers of Diakont, helping them to secure company’s IP assets both in Russia and abroad.

EPO and Rospatent are planning to sign a bilateral PPH argeement

Created on Saturday, 20 February 2016 17:02

On February 15-17 Rospatent delegation visited the EPO in Munich. As a result of this meeting a biennial working plan was signed.

Among the most important aspect of the meeting was dicussion of a Memorandum of Understanding to be concluded imminently on a bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreement. The Parties tentatively agreeв to sign the areement by the end of summer 2016.

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Patentica would like to congratulate a long-standing client and Russia’s most prolific inventor, Mr. Alexandre Tishin, with a recent designated publication in Forbes Russia edition dedicated to his biography, scientific ideas, collaborative work with colleagues and multiple inventions created as result of this work. We wish Alexandre every success in his further research and business activities, always remaining ready to help in securing his intellectual property.

In 2015 the number of patent applications filed by PATENTICA on behalf of its clients has increased by 15% to 1,199 – up from 1,040 in 2014. According to the RosPatent (Russian Patent Office) report on electronic filings released at the end of November 2015, PATENTICA climbed to 5th position in the overall ranking of Russian IP firms for the number of patents and utility model applications filed in Rospatent in 2015.

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As was recently announced by Rospatent representatives, starting January 16th, the Chamber for Patent Disputes (RU PTO subdivision acting as an appeal board for patent cases) shall allow for participation in hearings by means of video conference calls.

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WIPO is planning to enhance Patentscope search system

Created on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 18:44

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has disignated InfoChem for the project "Addition of chemical search capabilities to the WIPO PATENTSCOPE search system".

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Validation of European patents in Moldova

Created on Friday, 23 October 2015 13:18

On 1 November 2015 an agreement between the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Republic of Moldova will enter into force, allowing European patents to take legal effect in Moldova. From this date, patent applicants shall be able to validate their European patent applications and granted patents in Moldova.

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Patentica's delegates, Ms. Maria Nilova (Chem., Managing partner) and Mr. Eduard Shablin (Mech.Eng.) will participate in the upcoming IP Service World International Congress & Trade Fair in Munich on November 23-24, 2015.

We will be glad to meet our colleagues, share our experience and discuss partnership.
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Dear Colleagues, we are pleased to inform you that delegates from Patentica, Mr. Victor LISOVENKO (Chem.) and Mr. Eduard SHABLIN (Mech.Eng.) will be attending the upcoming AIPPI 2015 World Intellectual Property Congress in Rio de Janeiro from October 10-14, 2015.

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Patentica's team attended the Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association.

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Patents for Humanity 2015 winners awarded in the White House

Created on Friday, 24 April 2015 18:53

On April, 20 the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the USPTO held the Patents for Humanity award ceremony in the White House.

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Shopping center “Chkalovsky” retains its name

Created on Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:05

The Intellectual Property Rights Court has dismissed a claim of Olga Chkalova, the daughter of the famous Russian pilot Valery Chkalov, to deprive the Perm company “Faund”, LLC. (Perm is the city in Russia), of its right in a trademark “Chkalovsky” used for the network of shopping centers. Valery Chkalov was a Soviet pilot who was the first ever person who made a flight from the USSR to the USA via the North Pole in 1937. In the Court, Olga Chkalova together with the Chkalov Memorial and Charity Fund has appealed the decision of the Chamber on Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office (Rospatent) which has dismissed their opposition previously.

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Patentica participated in London IP Summit 2014

Created on Monday, 10 November 2014 01:28

Patentica's patent attorneys Mr. Evgeny Enbert and Mr. Eduard Shablin participated in London IP Seminar 2014 held on October 13-14, 2014 in London Stock Exchange. Being a speaker, Mr. Enbert delivered a presentation about recent changes to the Russian patent law came in force on October 1, 2014. Mr. Enbert and Mr. Shablin express their thanks to IPR Connections, the organizer of the event, for perfect organization and hospitality. Mr. Enbert and Mr. Shablin would be pleased to answer any questions regarding the presentation, which may be sent to their personal emails at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The presentation is available for download via the link.

А new revision of the IP legislation has come into force in Russia

Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 00:05

А new revision of the IP legislation has come into force in Russia on October 1, 2014, affecting a range of topics, including inventions, utility models, industrial designs and transfer of ownership. Patentica's attorneys Ms. Maria Nilova and Ms. Elena Dmitrenko describe briefly the changes in an article recently published in World Intellectual Property Review. To request a detailed information relating these changes, please feel free to send a letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Patentica’s patent and trademark attorneys Ms. Maria Nilova, Ms. Olga Gribanova, Ms. Olga Galygina, Mr. Konstantin Inozemtsev and Mr. Victor Lisovenko took part in the seminar organized by the Japanese national Group of AIPPI and were happy to deliver presentations about Patent and Trademark prosecution and enforcement in Russia on October 8, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Russia has improved its global innovation index 2014 ranking

Created on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:38

According to the results of The Global Innovation Index 2014,  that were announced on July 18, 2014, Russia holds 49th position by GII 2014 among 143 countries. This ranking is 13 points higher than one of the previous reporting year. The leadership in innovative economics is held by Switzerland, United Kingdom and Sweden. The growing ecomony of China also showed positive dynamics and holds 29th position.

Experts of EPO visited Patentica

Created on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 11:40

 On July 7, 2014 Experts of the European Patent Office Dr. Ingo Seelmann, Dr. Sofia Papathoma and Dr Jean-Dominique Moriggi visited Patentica in Saint-Petersburg. As a part of the EPO's program of forging closer ties with international applicants our guests hold a workshop on the basics of the examination, peculiarities in examination of applications relating to polymorphic forms, and some aspects of examination of pharmaceutical inventions in the EPO. We very much appreciate the competence and communicability of our colleagues from EPO and thank them for providing such useful information and answering our questions.

Batch Of Counterfeit Toys Stopped By Customs

Created on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 00:05

A batch of imported goods, including more than five thousands of plastic kittens and tablet computers marked with “My Talking Tom” logo was detained by Siberian Customs Department, when it was found that the owner of “Talking Tom Cat” trademark, Outfit7 Ltd. company from Cyprus, never gave any consent for its use in relation to the goods in question. An administrative offense case was opened based on article 14.10 of the Administrative offenses Code (Illegal Use of a Trademark).

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Recently, the Saint Petersburg Chamber of Commerce has come with a public initiative to amend Article 1487 of the Civil Code of Russian Federation, in order to provide for a less restrictive imports of trademark-labeled goods. As of now, the article allows only usage of a trademark in relation to the goods that were introduced into civil circulation in Russia by a trademark owner or with its consent, thus effectively banning an unauthorized importation of non-counterfeit trademarked goods from abroad (so-called parallel import).

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BIO 2014 CONVENTION on June 22 - 26, 2014 in San Diego

Created on Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:05

PATENTICA will be represented at the BIO 2014 CONVENTION on June 22 - 26, 2014 in San Diego by the following team:

Maria Nilova, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney, Managing Partner;

Vadim Chagin, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney,

Ksenia Buinevich, Translations Manager;

Alexandra Nilova, Client Relations Manager.

Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a meeting with our attorneys.

See you in San Diego!!!!

PATENTICA will be represented at the AIPPI 2014 World Intellectual Property Congress in Toronto, Canada, on September 14-17, 2014

by Vasily Andreev, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney.

Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a meeting with our attorney.

See you in Toronto!!!!

PATENTICA LLP and PLOUGMANN & VINGTOFT seminar

Created on Monday, 05 May 2014 00:05

On April 29, 2014 PATENTICA and PLOUGMANN & VINGTOFT has presented a seminar, devoted to POSSIBILITIES OF PATENTING IN EUROPE

The following talks were given:

1) Doing business in Europe: why do you need a patent?
Speakers:
Thomas Sundien, PLOUGMANN & VINGTOFT and
David Hendriksen, PLOUGMANN & VINGTOFT

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2) Patent and Trademark protection and enforcement in Europe and Scandinavia
Speakers:
Thomas Sundien, PLOUGMANN & VINGTOFT and
David Hendriksen, PLOUGMANN & VINGTOFT

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3) Practical examples of recent court cases in Russia and introduction of changes to CCRF 4 Part
Speakers:
Yury Bondarev, PATENTICA LLP

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PATENTICA will be represented at the PTMG Autumn Conference on October 8, 2014 - October 11, 2014 in Chicago by Marina Karaldina, Russian Trademark Attorney.

Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a meeting with the Russian Trademark Attorney who will be happy to answer your questions.

See you in Chicago!!!!

PATENTICA will be represented at the Annual Meeting of the International Licensing Executives Society in Moscow on May 18-22, 2014 by the following patent attorneys:

Victor Lisovenko, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney, Chemistry;

Elena Tsvetkova, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney, Biophysics.

Further, Olga Galygina, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney, Head of Chemistry and Biotechnology Team, and

Eduard Shablin, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney, Director of Moscow Office,

will be happy to see you at our Booth during LES Meeting and answer your questions.

Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a meeting with our attorneys.

See you in Moscow !!!!

PATENTICA will be represented at the 136th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association in Hong Kong on May 10-15, 2014 by the following patent attorneys:

Elena Dmitrenko, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney, Trademark Attorney, Partner;

Maria Nilova, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney, Managing Partner;

Olga Gribanova, Russian Trademark Attorney, Head of Trademark and Designs Team;

Evgeny Enbert, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney, Head of Mechanics and Electronics Team;

Eduard Shablin, Russian and Eurasian Patent Attorney, Director of Moscow Office;

Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a meeting with our attorneys.

See you in Hong Kong !!!!

Microsoft Wins a Trial Over xboxone.ru Internet Domain

Created on Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:05

In October 2013 Microsoft corporation filed a lawsuit against Evgeny Bakharev, administrator of xboxone.ru domain, requesting the stoppage of the illegal use of XBOX trademarks and a compensation of 500 thousand rubles. A notary surveillance certificate confirming the contents of a website hosted on the domain and a note from the registrar disclosing the identity of the administrator were attached to the lawsuit. The Claimant argued that the use of the trademarks (registered under numbers 251232, 229851 and 207755) by the Defendant in the domain name and on the website was not authorized in any way and therefore illegal.

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A Consignment of Dolls Stopped In Vladivostok

Created on Friday, 06 December 2013 00:05

In November a Russian importer firm declared Chinese toys for importation, submitting a bill of entry within Vladivostok customs office. During customs clearance procedures the officials suspected some of the toys, mostly plastic and mechanical dolls, of being counterfeit ones. Several hundred dolls and sets of dolls were marked with “Monster Princess”, “MH, Monster Girl”, “MH, Monster High” and other designations closely resembling “MONSTER HIGH” trademark, owned by Mattel Inc.

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A Batch of Counterfeit Automotive Cosmetics Seized

Created on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:05

During a recent police raid on Moscow “South Port” auto market a batch of more than 12 tons of different China made enamel paints, polishes, sealants and other products labeled with “ABRO” trademark was detected in a hangar owned by a local entrepreneur. When compared against genuine samples in presence of trademark owner representative, these goods were found counterfeit and seized. The police had to deploy seven trucks to remove them completely.

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Philip Morris Loses "Streamliner" Trademark

Created on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 00:05

Moscow Commercial court satisfied the claim of British American Tobacco to cancel the legal protection of “Streamliner” trademark (registration RU 640088) belonging to Philip Morris.

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Litigation Settlement Between An Infringer And a Trademark Licensee

Created on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 10:00

On 27 September 2013 an amicable agreement between a licensee of “Westland” trademark (RU 288898) and an owner of a retail network was concluded and approved by a resolution of the St.Petersburg Commercial Court.

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200 Thousands Of Sponge Bob Towels Sent To a Landfill

Created on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 00:05

In summer 2013 a half a ton batch of paper towels was shipped to Novorossiysk, unloaded and placed under a customs control. At the end of the August the consignee decided to move the goods for temporary customs storage and found that all the towels bear a printed image of the famous cartoon hero. Soon he also became aware that no consent from Nickelodeon for use of the image was ever granted to the manufacturer.

The towels underwent a customs extermination procedure and on September 26 were disposed of by burying them into a local landfill.

Source: http://www.tks.ru/crime/2013/09/27/07

In August 2012 ZAO RosBusinessConsulting, the owner of “РБК” trademark, became aware of existence of OOO RosBusinessConsulting, a company from Kaluga, who had also used “РБК” brand in its activity, including Web advertisements. A reply to a cease and desist letter with a demand to rename and stop trademark usage was sent by the infringer with a big delay, when the lawsuit was already filed into the Moscow Commercial Court. The Claimant’s plea contained all above stated demands along with an extra demand to compensate the illegal use of the trademark in a sum of 500 thousand roubles (approx. 16650 USD). Due to a Defender’s registered place of activity being situated in Kaluga (a capital of Kaluzhskaya Oblast), the suit was passed for a trial into the Commercial Court of Kaluzhskaya Oblast.

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On July the 2nd, by the Decree of the President the next 3 vacant justices’ positions in the Intellectual Rights’ Court were filled. Thus, the Court now has the needed number of judges to officially start the administering of justice.

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On Monday, June 17th, Moscow State Arbitration Court passed the final decision in a case No А40-155357/12, reclaiming domains cilek.ru, chilek.ru, cilek.msk.ru, cilek.su from their administrator, prohibiting their further use as infringing the exclusive rights of CILEK ® trademark owner.

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The producer of television series about the famous detective failed to prove Rospatent’s fault before the Chamber for Patent disputes.

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Elena, the daughter of Yury Gagarin, has lost a case in the Chamber on patent disputes against Moscow shopping and entertainment mall "Gagarinsky". She had demanded to deprive OOO "Gagarinsky torgovo-razvlekatelnyi centr" (“Gagarinsky shopping and entertainment mall”, limited company) of the right to the trademark with the same name, but nevertheless, Rospatent officials have not found any ground for satisfaction of her claim.

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Commencement of the PPH Pilot Program

Created on Monday, 25 March 2013 11:28

Eurasian Patent Office reports that Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program (PPH) between the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) begins on February 15, 2015. All the necessary information about the Program and application forms for conduction of an accelerated patent examination in accordance with PPH and PCT-PPH between EAPO and JPO are located here.

The Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the JPO and Rospatent was first launched in 2009, and on 1 January 2012 Japan Patent Office and Rospatent started joint PPH-Mottainai program that is currently in force.

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Sony Corporation fails to register “SxS” trademark in Russia

Created on Friday, 28 October 2011 14:32

In November 2010 Rospatent (official patenting body) refused registration of the brand name for the goods in class 9 (date storage devices). The company appealed to Patent Disputes Board claiming the name to be not merely a combination of letters, but a formula consisting of two variables and a multiplication sign. Moreover, this brand had been used for more than three years, individualizing flash cards for Sony professional video cameras. Trademarks “SxS PRO” and “SxS LITE” were successfully registered before.

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A lawsuit was brought to Arbitrage Court of Samara region by Samara customs office accusing OOO “Companiya OLMI 2000” (registered in Smyshlyaevka village) of unfair use of Barbie trademark. The trademark holder and a maker of Barbie dolls, Mattel, participates in this case as a third person.

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A drop in a logotype led to a lawsuit

Created on Friday, 30 September 2011 14:26

OAO Lukoil, the holder of ”ЛУКОЙЛ” trademark in classes from 1 to 42 filed a lawsuit to Novgorod Arbitrage court claiming OOO Luxoil Plus was using illegally a similar designation on its refueling stations. The trademark in question has a distinctive feature – a picture of drop of liquid in place of letter “O” – that was also used by the defendant. Later in year 2010 after the claimant’s C&D request the drop was replaced with “O”.

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On 31 of January 2012, Presidium of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation rendered a decision that Serum Institute of India Ltd. does not infringe Combiotech’s patent for a recombinant hepatitis B vaccine. The suit was initiated in September 2009 and lasted for nearly three years

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Rado Uhren AG, a maker of prestigious chronometers and wristwatches has won a case concerning RADO trademark over Holmrook Ltd (BVI). By judgment of Moscow Arbitration court Holmrook Ltd is banned from using ôradoö designation in an Internet domain name and obliged to pay a 50 thousand roubles (approx.USD 1600) retribution to Rado Uhren AG for an unfair usage of the trademark.

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ptmg2010Our trademark attorney Olga Gribanova and trademark agent Polina Isaeva are coming to Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group 81st Group Conference, which will take place in Athens, Greece from September 29 to October 1 2010.

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Four of our patent attorneys: Maria Nilova, Mikhail Mozhaisky, Victor Lisovenko and Evgeny Enbert are coming to 42nd World Intellectual Property Congress 3-6 October 2010 PARIS.

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Patentica Team Strengthened by Four Patent Attorneys

Created on Friday, 18 June 2010 16:05

Patentica is proud to announce that four of our employees have passed the patent attorney qualification exam successfully. We are expressing heartfelt congratulations to Olga Gribanova, Marina Karaldina, Evgeniy Enbert, and Victor Lisovenko and wish them further prosperity and a rise to eminence in the profession.

New address

Created on Monday, 11 January 2010 16:05

DEAR COLLEAGUES!

We are pleased to inform you that due to increased business activity we have moved our headquarters to a bigger office in the center of Saint-Petersburg.

Our new address is:
BOX 1125, MALAYA MORSKAYA, 15, SAINT PETERSBURG, 190000, RUSSIA
Our telephone and fax numbers are unchanged.

Yours fauthfully,
PATENTICA

EU-Russia co-operation project makes headway

Created on Tuesday, 15 December 2009 16:05

Representatives of the Russian patent office (Rospatent), the European Commission and the European Patent Office (EPO) have agreed on a common approach and next steps in the implementation of an EU-funded project aimed at aligning the Russian and EU patent systems. In a first meeting under the project, held at Rospatent in Moscow, the three organisations decided on concrete activities to be taken over the course of the next year.

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