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Intellectual property law in Russia

Eversheds Sutherland’s IP practice has a wealth of experience in all aspects of IP and data protection law. We assist our clients to prevent breaches of their IP rights through all stages of their business processes, and to create appropriate legal conditions for them to conduct their activities safely and successfully. We support full-cycle projects, from the protection of newly created objects before they are in commercial use, as well as represent clients in IP disputes in all administrative and judicial authorities of the Russian Federation. We offer a comprehensive range of services aimed at helping our clients to create, maintain and protect their IP rights, ensuring that they effectively reach their business goals.

Consulting in the field of intellectual property

  • strategic consulting on the creation and use of intellectual property
  • license agreements; contracts for assignment of IP rights, franchise agreements, R&D contracts
  • commissioning contracts and ordering agreements, including agreements on the development of trademarks and software
  • contracts for the transfer of know-how and confidential information
  • licensing and engineering agreements
  • strategy for doing business in cyberspace
  • collection, use, storage and processing of personal data
  • marketing via the Internet
  • advice on doing business over the Internet (e-commerce)
  • assisting clients in implementing corporate policies on information technology and consulting group payments for their use
  • development and analysis of the provisions of the distribution agreements, service contracts, agency and other agreements related to the protection of IP, software, personal data and confidential information
  • legal audit of intellectual property, including for the implementation of investment projects
  • advice on application of the legislation on advertising, including the Internet
  • transfer of rights for intellectual property in the framework of mergers / acquisitions
  • tax advice on transactions on the use of intellectual property

Disputes in the field of intellectual property

  • representation in the courts of the Russian Federation at all levels
  • representation in the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)
  • patent disputes
  • protection of copyright and related rights, including in the Internet and film industry
  • trademarks, trade names and commercial designations disputes, including disputes about rights to domain names
  • protection of confidential information and trade secrets disputes
  • disputes in the field of combating the spread of counterfeit products
  • disputes arising from contracts relating to the creation and use of intellectual property (licensing, franchising, copyrights contracts)
  • cases of unfair competition
  • disputes over violation of advertising legislation

Registration of intellectual property rights

  • registration, protection and maintenance of trademarks, patents and industrial designs, as well as the management of international portfolios rights to these objects
  • patenting inventions, utility models and industrial designs, advising on any patentability matters for these objects
  • registration of trademarks as well as trademarks verification on identity and similarity
  • patent search and expert assessment
  • registration of trademarks in the Register for Intellectual Property of the Russian Federal Customs Service (TROIS)
  • registration of software and domain names, preparation of documents related thereto and advice

If you would like any further information or need advice on intellectual property law, please contact our legal team.

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Ekaterina Tilling, Partner

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