Politics + Trademarks Russian way: “Vladimir Putin” vs “Dmitry Medvedev”

Pravda.ru says: “Putin’s persona, the Vladimir Putin brand, goes out of fashion slowly but surely. Russians are developing a new political addiction – Dmitry Medvedev, Putin’s protege, his official successor. The propaganda machine has been taking great efforts to promote the new brand across Russia. The new brand, Dmitry Medvedev, has thus been outshining his […]

Paradox: IP theft in Russia brings huge profits to respectful owner of infringed works

IndustryWeek publishes detailed article on IP (Intellectual Property) theft issues, and makes it the cover story. Foreign governments play a key role in fighting IP theft, but unfortunately, there is a wide variance in how countries are attacking the problems of counterfeiting and IP theft, according to a 30-nation study by the OECD (Organization for […]

Russia vs NATO: military patent infringement

The new Russian ambassador to NATO has raised the issue of military patent infringement and promised to look into the production of the famous ‘Kalashnikov’ brand of automatic weapons by NATO countries. “As I was preparing to take up my new post, I was astonished at the disrespect for proprietary rights in the field of […]