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Copyright infringement dispute resolution in Russia

Under which circumstances the pretrial procedure for copyright infringement cases is obligatory? What is the burden of proof if litigation arises? What evidence courts usually take into consideration when assessing the authorship? The answers to all of these questions and more we are covering in this review. Pretrial procedure According to the Russian legislation, the pretrial procedure in ...

2020-11-03 more info

Copyright infringement dispute resolution in Ukraine

One of the common types of IP disputes, especially in the era of digitalization, is definitely arising from copyright infringements. In this review, we will describe the key aspects of copyright disputes in Ukraine and will illustrate the same with some relevant case law. Pretrial procedure In Ukraine, there is no obligatory pretrial procedure for copyright disputes. However, a cease and desist ...

2020-11-03 more info

Cancellation action based on non-use in Russia

Trademark being registered gives its owner corresponding proprietary rights. However, for example, the right to use a trademark is also an obligation designed to ensure the real functioning of trademarks in the stream of commerce. This article is describing specificity, procedure, and requirements for the trademark cancellation action due to the non-use in Russia. Russian legislation provides the ...

2020-05-17 more info

Cancellation action based on non-use in Ukraine

Trademark owner has several proprietary rights regarding its trademark, such as the right to use a trademark, an exclusive right to permit the use and prohibit unlawful use of a trademark. Nevertheless, it is not obvious that in some cases the right to use a trademark can be seen as an obligation. Obligation to use – as a safeguard to not lose a trademark completely. This article is describing ...

2020-05-17 more info

#Hashtag as a trademark: it rocks, but there are nuances

Creating a post on a social network, a clothing manufacturer, a bank, a business school – and any other company, regardless of their field of activity – use various promotion tools, including hashtags. Popular hashtags are known to help increase engagement, while specialized hashtags help attract potential customers. And it would seem that everything is simple – you are ...

2019-11-14 more info

Some of IP Subkingdoms in a Nutshell

It’s obvious that trademarks or marks for goods and services (as they are called in the Ukrainian Law) have become extremely popular within individuals and legal entities. The brightest evidence of is keen interest of clients to protect their right to identity and as a result – get profit. Before you decide to address with Patent Attorney, you have certainly faced such terms as ...

2019-10-28 more info