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

Nov 26 2016

This year the employees of Sojuzpatent took part in traditional autumn Annual Conference of Patent and Trademark Attorneys that is organized by the Chamber of Patent Attorneys. This year the conference was held near TsazVillage, a historical place near St. Petersburg and attracted a record number of participants. The first day, as usual, was devoted to law and practice on patent protection and enforcement, the second day was scheduled for discussion of trademark matters. On the third day a traditional mock trial was held, where the parties tried to reveal a possibility of protection against contributory patent infringement, that traditionally is not acknowledged in this jurisdiction.  The Mock Trial was held by the Federal Judge of the Economical Court of St. Petersburg and Leningradskaya Region, Her Honor Maria V. Trokhova. A representative from RU PTO, Ms. Olga L. Alekseeva, responsible for quality control in the Federal Institute of Industrial Property, also presented her communication to the audience.

From Sojuzpatent Alexey V. Zalesov, Head of Legal Department, made a report “Compulsory licensing and other ways of protection against abuse of patent rights”, Tatiana V. Petrova, Head of Trademark Department, made a report “Modern trends in registration of marks with non-distinctive elements” and Irina G. Ozolina, Deputy Head of Legal Department, made a report “A claim against creation of a threat of infringement – “problematic” claim in patent infringement cases”.  In the Mock Trial Alexey V. Zalesov and a trademark attorney of Sojuzpatent, Ksenia V. Malugina, represented defendants. The Mock Trial ended up in refusing in the claims and also in counterclaims.   

 

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