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Parallel imports and «patent trolls»

Representatives of business are drafting an address to the Russian President on the problems of intellectual property protection. The work is organized by the Russian Business-ombudsman. At the meeting which took place on the 24th of February the lawyers and managers of companies discussed the actual problems – parallel imports, the amount of compensations for breach of intellectual rights, the activity of «patent trolls». Infralex associate Alexander Lipkes took part at the meeting.  

The Russian Constitutional Court interpreted the rules on the economic amnesty

The Constitutional Court interpreted the application of the economic amnesty stated that the victim’s objections concerning the amount of damages can’t be the only ground for the denial of amnesty, the newspaper “KommersantЪ” reported. The investigator has to correct the amount while the victim has a right to claim damages in the civil procedure even though the criminal case has been terminated on Amnesty. Infralex analyst Olga Pleshanova has commented to “KommersantЪ” on the Constitutional Court decision.

Intellectual rights protection went through abuse of rights

Participants to trials concerning Intellectual rights protection often became to refer to the Art.10 of the Russian Civil Code “The Limits of Exercising the Civil Rights”. This Article expressly prohibits abuse of rights so parties to disputes try to appeal to the Art. 10 in every third case. The President of the Court for Intellectual Rights Liudmila Novoselova has analyzed the reasons of this trend. Yesterday she spoke at the plenary session of the V Moscow Legal Week held at the Moscow State University Faculty of Law. Infralex analyst Olga Pleshanova followed the session.

The Russian Supreme Court is seemed to be conveyor

The results of the new Russian Supreme Court were discussed yesterday in the scientific conference “Ensuring uniformity of judicial practice in civil cases”. Infralex analyst Olga Pleshanova took part in this conference. The serious discussion began on the issue of the abstract guidelines of the Russian Supreme Court’s Plenary Session and their role for uniformity of practice. Veniamin Yakovlev, the presidential adviser and former president of the Russian Higher Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court compared the Russian Supreme Court with conveyor. According to his opinion the Supreme Court has no capacity to establish mechanisms for ensuring uniformity.

Internet is under the State control?

Infralex partner Artem Kukin has commented to the newspaper “KommersantЪ” on the Kremlin tender related to the regulation in the Internet. The Russia's Presidential Executive Office managed a number of tenders on the explorations in social, political, cultural areas. The tender on the explorations of the Internet regulation caused argument.
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