Can a person having nothing to do with Microsoft – say, a Russian legal expert, – manage to receive the official registration certificate on Windows Vista in the Russian Patent Office? No problem at all – if you’re in Russia.
He did it. Just out of simple wish to show imperfection of the legislation system. The picture of the conforming certificate under number 2006613993 was sent to CNews. The core problem is that the Russian legislation doesn’t prohibit registering objects under identical names.
Hope persists though – according to Russian laws, such registration doesn’t claim dominion over Windows Vista. Any possible problems are to be solved at the court, which will take other documents concerning authorship into account in order to define the right holder.