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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

The Law of Ukraine On the Provision of Food Information to Consumers

How to ensure the food’s marking to make it protectable by IP law and at the same time to comply with the new Legislation? We have evaluated a new Law of Ukraine On the Provision of Food Information to Consumers and prepared analysis in the framework of IP law. Although the IP rights holders have 3 years to adapt the marking of food in accordance with new regulations, we find it important ...

2019-10-22 more info

PPH procedures for Russian and Eurasian patent applications

In simple terms, Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) are bilateral or multilateral programs which allow: – Patent Offices throughout the world to not double the efforts for examining the same technical decision under patent applications in different jurisdictions; – applicants to save their time and, in most cases, save their budget as well. Russian Patent Office (Rospatent) and Eurasian ...

2019-08-15 more info