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May 25 2017
Sojuzpatents Team Takes Part in INTA Annual Meeting

Sojuzpatent’s team of ten professionals took part in the 139th INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. During the event, Sojuzpatent hosted a booth at the Convention Center.

Apr 28 2017
Supreme Court Supports Position of Sojuzpatents Client - Renault S.A.S. (France)

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to transfer the cassation appeal of the offender to the Judicial Board for Economic Disputes, thereby supporting the position of Sojuzpatent’s client - Renault S.A.S. (France)

Nov 29 2016
Power of Attorney Certified by Notary Should Have a Date of Signing- Decision of IP Courts First Instance is Cancelled by IP Courts Presidium in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client - Golden Lady Company S.p.A.

On November 28, 2016, the Presidium of the IP Court canceled the decision of the first instance in the case SIP-70/2016 and sent the case back for a new trial by a different panel of judges. The Presidium agreed with the arguments of Golden Lady Company S.p.A that the conclusions of the court of the first instance contradicted to the facts and case materials and that additional evidence, provided by the parties after administrative procedure, should be also taken into consideration by court. Also, the Presidium stated, that a Power of Attorney should clearly indicate the date when it is signed, and if a Notary just acknowledges the authentic signature, but does not confirm that this signature was put in his presence, the date of notarial certification cannot be the date of PoA. A PoA without a date is void. A power of attorney, having two different dates on it should be also considered void.

Nov 26 2016
VII (XXII) Annual Conference of Patent and Trademark Attorneys Modern Practices of Patent and Trademark Attorneys Held November 22-26, 2016

Patent and trademark attorneys of Sojuzpatent LLC took part in the XXII Annual Conference of Patent and Trademark Attorneys “Modern practices of patent and trademark attorneys”, that took place this year in a historical place of Pushkin town, near St. Petersburg, from 22nd to 26th of November 2016. Our colleagues made reports before the conference on actual problems of patent and trademark law and took part in a Mock Trial, judged by the Federal Judge of the Economical Court of St. Petersburg and Leningradskaya Region, Her Honor Maria V. Trokhova. 

Nov 25 2016
Arbitration Court Prohibits Selling of Tic Tac Imitations in Russia

On November 25, 2016, the Arbitration Court of Moscow City satisfied Ferrero's claims to an importer and a distributor of sugar candies "Tiki-Taki" (in Cyrillic) sold in packaging similar to the packages of the famous Tic Tac and prohibited import, advertisement, offering for sale, selling and exhibiting of the referred products.

Oct 21 2016
Moscow Arbitration Court Stops Raffaello Imitation

The Arbitration Court of Moscow ruled in favour of Soremartec S.A., the client of Sojuzpatent, prohibiting manufacturing and sale and ordering to destroy “Raffaello” imitation. 

Oct 21 2016
Defendant Agrees to Stop Infringement of SURPRISE Trademark on Chocolate Eggs

In a dispute initiated by Ferrero S.p.A., client of Sojuzpatent LLC, about infringement of “SURPRISE” trademark by placing it onto chocolate eggs the defendant agreed with the claims in full and therefore should stop using such packagings as well as destroy those already manufactured.   

Sep 29 2016
Court For Intellectual Property Rights Rules in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client Optima

The Court For Intellectual Property Rights confirmed the position of Rospatent in the case ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client, major Russian retailer of fine arts products and accessories, that amendment to the claims should not be suggested to a utility model owner, if all the dependent claims are also not novel. 

Sep 22 2016
Rospatent: Recordal of Foreign Citizen as Individual Entrepreneur Is Not Obligatory For Being Trademark Owner

Rospatent agreed with Sojuzpatent representing a trademark owner that international registrations in the name of an individual – Swiss citizen are subject to protection in Russia, provided that the status of individual entrepreneur is not required by Swiss law. 

Sep 16 2016
Sojuzpatent Takes Part in AIPPI World Congress 2016

The AIPPI World Congress 2016 in Milan this year ended up in adopting more resolutions than usual. Alexey Zalesov and Irina Ozolina from Sojuzpatent took part in the Congress as representatives of the Russian National Group AIPPI.

May 13 2016
Kaluga Arbitration Court Rules in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client Open Joint Stock Company Obninskiy Kolbasniy Zavod

The Arbitration Court of the Kaluga Region decided in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – Open Joint Stock Company  “Obninskiy Kolbasniy Zavod” in a case on challenging the decision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service.

Apr 18 2016
Court for Intellectual Property Rights Rules in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client Hardy & Greys Limited (Great Britain)

The Court for Intellectual Property Rights ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – Hardy & Greys Limited (Great Britan) in a dispute on early termination of legal protection of Russian trademark No. 433727 regarding part of goods of classes 25 and 28 of the Nice Classification indicated in the trademark due to its non-use.

Apr 13 2016
Court for Intellectual Property Rights Rules in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client Open Joint-Stock Company Obninskiy Kolbasniy Zavod

The Court for Intellectual Property Rights ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – Joint-Stock Company “Obninskiy Kolbasniy Zavod” in a case on recovery of compensation in the amount of 2 859 910 rubles for  infringement of Russian trademark No. 242227.

Feb 28 2016
Kaliningrad Arbitration Court Rules in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client SOREMARTEC S.A. (Luxemburg)

The Arbitration Court of the Kaliningrad Region decided in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – SOREMARTEC S.A. (Luxemburg) in a trademark infringement case.

Feb 18 2016
Chamber for Patent Disputes Decides in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client ISHIDA CO. LTD (Japan)

The Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property decided in favor of Sojuzpatent’s Client – ISHIDA CO. LTD (Japan) in a patent invalidation case.

Jan 29 2016
Federal Service for Intellectual Property Rules in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client ORION CORPORATION (Finland).

The Federal Service for Intellectual Property ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client –  ORION CORPORATION  (Finland) in a trademark invalidation case.

Jan 28 2016
Arbitration Appeal Court Rules in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client Purity Laboratories Ltd. (Ireland).

The Ninth Arbitration Appeal Court ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – Purity Laboratories Ltd. (Ireland) in a trademark infringement case.

Jan 22 2016
Moscow Arbitration Court Rules in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client RENAULT s.a.s (France).

Moscow Arbitration Court ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – RENAULT s.a.s (France) in an administrative infringement case.

Nov 6 2015
Nizhny Novgorod Court Rules in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client JSC "Khokhlomskaya Painting"

Nizhny Novgorod District Court ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client –  JSC "Khokhlomskaya Painting" in a copyright protection case.

Nov 6 2015
Board of the Chamber on Patent Disputes Rules in Favor of Sojuzpatents Client Golden Lady Company S.p.A. (Italy)

The Board of the Chamber on Patent Disputes ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – Golden Lady Company S.p.A. (Italy) in a case related to invalidation in full of legal protection in the Russian Federation of the international trademark registration No. 951789.  

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May 25 2017

Sojuzpatent’s team of ten professionals took part in the 139th INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. During the event, Sojuzpatent hosted a booth at the Convention Center.

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Apr 28 2017

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to transfer the cassation appeal of the offender to the Judicial Board for Economic Disputes, thereby supporting the position of Sojuzpatent’s client - Renault S.A.S. (France)

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Nov 29 2016

On November 28, 2016, the Presidium of the IP Court canceled the decision of the first instance in the case SIP-70/2016 and sent the case back for a new trial by a different panel of judges. The Presidium agreed with the arguments of Golden Lady Company S.p.A that the conclusions of the court of the first instance contradicted to the facts and case materials and that additional evidence, provided by the parties after administrative procedure, should be also taken into consideration by court. Also, the Presidium stated, that a Power of Attorney should clearly indicate the date when it is signed, and if a Notary just acknowledges the authentic signature, but does not confirm that this signature was put in his presence, the date of notarial certification cannot be the date of PoA. A PoA without a date is void. A power of attorney, having two different dates on it should be also considered void.

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