Sojuzpatent is the oldest leading law firm providing services in the field of IP protection in Russia and other countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Sojuzpatents team of over 160 qualified specialists includes 50 registered Russian and Eurasian patent and trademark attorneys and litigation lawyers. Between them, they offer inclusive and highly practical expertise in all disciplines of science and technology.
Our clients represent about 90 countries from around the world.

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The Moscow Arbitration Court approved an Amicable Agreement in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – SNIPS S.r.l. (Italy) in a copyright protection case. 
The Moscow Arbitration Court ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client FERRERO S.p.A. (Italy) in a trademark infringement case. 
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.
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 22 nd  to 26 th  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. 
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.
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. 
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.     
Federal Service for Intellectual Property took a Decision in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – BIOCAD (Russia) in a patent invalidation case.  
Federal Service for Intellectual Property took a Decision in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – BIOCAD (Russia) in a Eurasian patent invalidation case. 
Federal Service for Intellectual Property took a Decision in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – BIOCAD (Russia) in Eurasian patent invalidation case.  
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. 
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. 
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.
Federal Service for Intellectual Property took a Decision in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – REALD (USA) in a Russian patent invalidation case.
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.
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.
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.
The Arbitration Court of the Kaliningrad Region decided in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client – SOREMARTEC  S.A.  (Luxemburg) in a trademark infringement case.
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.
The Federal Service for Intellectual Property ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client –    ORION CORPORATION    ( Finland ) in a trademark invalidation case.