Tag Archives: Ilya Khodakov

New fines for hosting providers and search engines for bypassing blocks with anonymizers

On 1 November 2017 new art. 15.8 of the Federal Law “On information, information technologies and information security” (hereinafter – the Law on Information) entered into force. It prohibits to provide access to forbidden websites by means of anonymous proxies or VPN services. The Law on Information obliges hosting providers to submit information about owners of anonymizers to Roskomnadzor (The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media). The owners of anonymizers have to accede to Register of forbidden websites and to restrict access to websites included in blacklist. In case of non-compliance with the Law on Information, Roskomnadzor can only block such anonymizer.

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Draft law on imposing sanctions on the USA and (or) other foreign countries has been introduced to State Duma

On April 13, 2018 the draft law (hereinafter – the “Draft law”)1 imposing measures (countermeasures) in response to the hostile acts of the USA and (or) other foreign countries has been introduced to State Duma by both State Duma’s chairman and parliamentary leaders.

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Fast-track trademark and patent registration has become available in Russia

Recently Rospatent officially launched a service for fast-track registration of trademarks and patents.

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