06 OCT 2014
New Legislation in Crimea - What Will Happen with IP in Russia?Today there are a lot of unsolved problems in Crimea. Especially in law system. Because of the Crimea annexation, the population is forced to accept Russian citizenship. Likewise, legal entities must pass to the Russian legislation. Misunderstanding is also in IP questions.
Firstly, in Ukraine, as the object of utility model could be devices and methods. In the Russian Federation - only devices. What about the patents of Ukraine for utility models which provide methods? In the current version the law does not provide the right of Rospatent to refuse utility model of application, but on the other hand, this situation creates unequal conditions for the applicants from Russian Federation.