Intellectual Property Protection

Intellectual property protection is achieved through a number of legal means designated by the current legislation, as well through administrative and court proceedings. Regulation of the relations that emerge from use of trademarks, inventions, commercial prototypes and other objects of IP is done through legal acts, effective on the territory of the Russian Federation. These legal acts include the “Law on Trademarks, names for places of origin and service marks” (Federal Law #3520-1,#166-FL amended on 24.12.2002 by #176-FL) and “Patent Law of the Russian Federation” (Federal Law #3517-1 amended on 07.02.2003 by #22-FL).

The above listed laws assume the following means of IP protection:

Patent, i.e. a document that grants exclusive right to the benefits of an invention or improvement, certifies authorship and novelty, over a set period of time that may vary from 15 to 20 years based on the type of the object.

License, i.e. an agreement or a document granting the right to perform certain actions over a period of time not less than 5 years.

Reproduction rights, i.e. legal provision that regulates the right to reproduce the literary compositions, audio and video pieces and art.

Means of identification of goods and services. These can fall under trademarks or service marks categories.

Legal name – an exclusive continuing right to use a name granted to a legal entity that has registered it.

The lawyers of Branch 156 of Moscow City Bar "Capital Counsel" are ready to assist you and your business and provide qualified services in the field of IP.