The current law on Russian patent attorneys is to be amended for the first time since its adoption in 2008. Today, there are 1806 patent attorneys in Russia, which provide legal services in the field of intellectual property law. At the same time in Germany there are twice as many such specialists.
“Russian legislation in this area needs modernization”, said senator Sergei Fabrichny. “The most important thing in our bill is a new balance of interests of intellectual property owners, applicants, patent attorneys, and state authorities that meets the requirements of the present time”.
According to the senator, the new law will detail the powers and tasks faced by Rospatent and the Federal Chamber of Patent Attorneys, which will be created. By the way, all Russian patent attorneys will be obliged to become its members. It is also expected that the standards of the profession will be formalized and adopted.
In addition, a notion of a “commercial secret” of a patent attorney is expected to appear.
The senator noted that amendments to the law on patent attorneys have been discussed for several years already. But only now, according to him, they have become closer to having a foothold in the law.
McDonald’s filed a McDelivery trademark application with the Russian Patent and Trademark Office to register the mark itself as well as a logo for the delivery service. This is reported by the news agency “Moscow”.
Registering its trademark in Russia seems to be an obvious step, as it has been previously reported that McDonald’s is planning to launch a food delivery service in the country.
Rospatent received an application for the registration of “Dimon” trademark in Russia. The application was published on the website of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office.
The applicant is Maria Iris, ColleMassari winemaking company’s owner. The applicant’s address is a small house in the village of Poggi del Sasso in central Italy.
The brand is to be registered under 16th, 33rd, and 35th Nice classes, thus covering alcoholic beverages, packaging materials, and also to be used in advertising.
The assistant manager of the winery Fattoria della Aiola who appears in Alexei Navalny’s investigation “He is not Dimon” targeting Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Daria Ivleva stated that ColleMassari, a competitor of their company, applied for brand registration in Russia in order to gain profit from the scandal in relation to Medvedev. She noted that ColleMassari is a well-known company in Tuscany.
“Dimon” nickname (rude for “Dmitry”) of the Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev was carelessly coined by his own press secretary Natalia Timakova when commenting her boss’ corruption allegations made in 2016.