Maxim Sobolev of Rouse examines a compulsory licence dispute in which a dependent patent was deemed to be an important technical achievement and have significant economic advantages over the first patent
Ever since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation has been making a conscious effort to address the issue of intellectual property and its protection. Although not as sophisticated as Western Europe, significant improvements have been made and the government's recognition of the value of IP indicates that these improvements will continue.
We provide trade mark prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement and litigation services for Russia and the CIS.
We provide searching, patent drafting and advisory services in relation to new inventions along with global patenting strategy advice. We have particular experience helping Asian companies obtain US and European patent protection.
Our patent clients include government, R&D centres, SMEs and start ups.
We plan, coordinate and execute actions to combat IP infringement and piracy in Russia. We work with customs to detain infringing goods, conducting raids against infringers both big and small.
We also liaise closely with our investigators in other jurisdictions, as well as with an established network of agents, information providers and other contacts throughout the country.
In Russia our lawyers have experience in all types of IP dispute including patent, trade mark, design, passing-off and domain name disputes.
We frequently act in and co-ordinate high profile multi jurisdictional litigation, often for household name clients.
the consistency with which the firm operates across its sweeping international network is something not easily replicated. Rouse always dares to tread new ground.World Trademark Review 1000 2015