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«A.Zalesov & Partners» Patent & Law Firm is a full-service IP law firm that gives IP advice, handles litigation (patents, trademarks and designs) and provides services in patent, design and trademark prosecution in the Russian Patent and Trademark Office and the Eurasian Patent Office. We handle our international clients' patent and trademark portfolios (including Madrid and Hague Systems of trademark and design registration) in Russia as well as in the neighboring countries, including the countries of the Eurasian Custom and Economic Union. Twenty years of experience in conducting patent and trademark disputes between leading players in the relevant markets in Russia and abroad enables us to give verified practical advice on IP protection, invalidation and enforcement strategy.


In focus

Decree on the temporary procedure for fulfillment of payment obligations to certain right holders (as of August 01, 2022)

On May 27, 2022, a Decree of the President «On the Temporary Procedure for Fulfillment Obligations to Certain Right Holders». This Decree sets out certain list of IP owners, of their debtors and the fees to be paid in accordance with this Decree. On July 19, 2022, the Clarifications were given by the Ministry of Economical Development on the application of this Decree.


The Court of Appeal has reversed the so called «Peppa Pig» decision

Recently, the so called «Peppa Pig» decision has obtained a great resonance, where a regional economic court refused to satisfy the claims of a «Peppa Pig» copyright owner referring to the fact that, since the Plaintiff originates from a country committing unfriendly actions towards Russia, his filing a suit against a Russian company is considered an abuse of right.  This decision was reversed by the Court of Appeal on June 27, 2022, which issued a new judicial act by which the claims were satisfied (in part).


IAM Patent 1000 2022 has been published

The eleventh edition of IAM Patent 1000 - The world’s leading patent professionals - guide has been released for 2022.


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