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On April 23, 2019, the Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court issued the Ruling, highlighting the guidelines to the courts and practitioners on many IP issues, which needed clarification and harmonization. The Plenum consists of 184 clauses, featuring the most important issues in patent, trademark and copyright litigation, such as jurisdictional matters, the scope of IP rights, interrelations between invalidation and infringement trials, construction of license agreements by the courts, trademark infringements as unfair competition, and many others. Besides the issues mentioned in the WTR Daily publication by Irina Ozolina, Senior Partner of «A.Zalesov & Partners» Patent & Law Firm it is also important to mention, that the Plenum allowed the courts to make a stay in infringement disputes due to pending invalidation trial before Rospatent, and that clause 184 of the Ruling directly cancels the iconic Joint Ruling of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Arbitration Court as of March 26, 2009 № 5/29. The referred article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review. For further information, please go to

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