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Amendments to the pre-trial procedure for IP disputes

On June 1, 2016, the mandatory pre-trial procedure came into force. On May 26, 2017 the State Duma approved in the second reading amendments to the current pre-trial procedure.

Under the amendments, the pre-trial procedure extends only to the monetary disputes. The amendments (art. 1252 of the Russian Civil Code) also directly prescribe that the pre-trial procedure doesn`t apply to nonpecuniary claims for infringement of IP rights (for example, suppression of acts that infringe or endanger the IP rights; seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods; official publication of the court decision rendered against an infringer).

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FAS Russia has held pharmaceutical companies liable for inappropriate TV advertising

On 28 and 30 March 2017 FAS Russia passed a number of decisions bringing pharmaceutical companies to liability for violation of the Federal law No. 38-FZ of 13 March 2006 “On advertising” (the “Advertising Law”). The cases were opened following the results of the study of commercials broadcasted on television. The companies involved in these cases were: AO “Servier” (brand “Detralex”); OOO “Johnson & Johnson” (brand “Motilium”); AO “Bayer” (brand “Rennie”); Astellas Pharma Europe B.V. (the Netherlands, brands “Fosfalugel” and “De-nol”); OOO “Valiant” (brand “Holisal”); and ZAO “Sandoz” (brand “Exoderil”).

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Rosfinmonitoring developed a draft order concerning disclosure of beneficial owners

Federal Financial Monitoring Service (hereinafter – Rosfinmonitoring) developed a draft Order concerning disclosure of information by legal entities upon request of authorized state bodies (hereinafter – Draft order)1. The Draft order has been made public at the official website on 27 April 2017. At the moment the Draft order passes the stage regulatory impact estimation prior to entering to the Russian Government consideration..

The Draft order has been developed in the furtherance of art. 6.1. of the Federal law dated 07.08.2001 No. 115-FZ (hereinafter – 115-FZ)2, which stipulates obligation of the companies to submit upon request of authorized bodies documented information on the company’s ultimate beneficial owners as well as information regarding the measures taken in order to ascertain the information on the company’s ultimate beneficial owners (hereinafter – Information).

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Kommersant Newspaper: Lidings Takes Top Positions in the Rating of Best Law Firms in Russia

Lidings law firm takes a leading position in the ranking of the largest legal advisors in Russia based on the analytical research held annually by the “Kommersant” newspaper. Results of the research are published in a special supplement to “Kommersant” as of May 29, 2017.

Lidings is ranked among the top legal advisors in Russia in terms of outstanding practical and industrial expertise; firm’s lawyers received individual recognition as well. Thus, the rating marks out firm’s Intellectual Property and Employment practice areas together with Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare industrial practice.

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The Legal 500 EMEA 2017: Lidings Among the Top Advisorы in Russia

A new ranking for the world’s best law firms and individual lawyers annually provided by The Legal 500 EMEA continues to rank Lidings among the strongest legal advisors in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction, and dispute resolution in Russia.

Lidings is consistent in demonstrating excellent dispute resolution capabilities traditionally recognized not only by The Legal 500 EMEA, but other major international and Russian legal ratings. Firm’s expertise is highly praised by clients and partner firms, as well as practice’s lawyers are individually recognized. Thus, the newly released rating states that Managing Partner Andrey Zelenin is «a masterful litigator – personable, reliable and highly experienced».

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Chambers and Partners Europe Ranks Lidings Among the Top Legal Advisors in Russia 2017

The results of the best law firms’ research annually conducted by the Chambers and Partners Europe once again demonstrate Lidings’ top positions as the leading legal advisor in the areas of Dispute Resolution, Corporate and M&A, and Life Sciences in Russia.

The newly released rating publishes feedback of one of the Lidings clients on his experience of working with the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice team stating that: «They were very confident in hearings, they had all the answers to defend their positions». «Detailed analysis of every situation means they always get the right result», – another client says.

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Lidings Wins Over RUR 20 mln. IP Infringement Case on Behalf of Major German Manufacturing Company in FAS

Lidings intellectual property practice’s experts have successfully represented a large German company, one of the world’s leaders in the industrial and FMCG sectors, in a case over infringement of its intellectual property rights by Russian competitor with claim over RUR 20 mln.

One of the Russian regional enterprises imitated trade dress, design elements and corporate colors of well-known adhesives, the intellectual property rights of which belong to the Lidings’ client. The counterfeit products manufactured by the competitor were sold in retail chains throughout the country.

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Chambers and Partners Global 2017 – Lidings Keeps its Status of Top Dispute Resolution Law Firm in Russia

The results of an annual Chambers and Partners Global research analyzing the best law firms and lawyers around the world once again demonstrate Lidings’ high status among the top legal advisors in dispute resolution in Russia.

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Lidings’ Top Position Among Leading Dispute Resolution Law Firms in Russia Endorsed by Kommersant Rating

Lidings law firm takes top position in the rating of the leading dispute resolution law firms in Russia based on the analytical research held by the “Kommersant” newspaper together with the Legal Practice project.

Results of this first specialized research of dispute resolution service providers in Russia, classifying law firms by types and groups of disputes they solve, are published in a special supplement to “Kommersant” as of March 13th, 2017. The results are divided into three categories: rating of projects by key types of disputes, individual rating of lawyers by ten key types of disputes and rating of law firms with specialization in resolving certain types of disputes.

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Lidings’ Experts Contribute to the Annual Doing Business Research

Lidings managing partner Andrey Zelenin and partner Sergey Patrakeev took part in the research and preparation of an analytical review of how easy or difficult it is for an entrepreneur to open and run business in Russia for the Doing Business rating, held annually by the World Bank Group and the International Finance Corporation providing objective measures of business regulations in 189 economies.

The research methodology is based on a survey of entrepreneurs, legal experts, business consultants, accountants, government officials and other professionals routinely administering or advising on the relevant legal and regulatory requirements each in his jurisdiction.

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