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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

The list of goods for parallel importation has been approved in Russia

On May 06, 2022, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation registered the Order of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia On approval of the list of goods (groups of goods) in respect of which the requirements for the protection of intellectual rights by the right holders (patent holders) of products that were put into circulation outside the territory of the Russian Federation are not applied.


General License No. 1 of the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury

On May 05, 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury issued General License No. 31 which approved certain relaxations in the sanctions regime.


Ruling of the Russian IP Court in favor of the client of «A.Zalesov & Partners»

Earlier the Arbitration Court of Krasnodar region brought to administrative responsibility the importer of counterfeit goods marked «SURPRISE FOR PRINCESS», which is confusingly similar to the trademark of our client, Ferrero S.p.A. However, the owner of the infringing goods entered the case having filed an appeal against the decision and asked to to involve it in the case as a third party declaring independent claims in relation to the subject matter of the dispute, since the question of termination of its ownership of the disputed goods was resolved.


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