Russian Customs and Russian Patent Office Combine Anti-Piracy Efforts

The Federal Customs Service is completing conciliation of amendments to the Customs Code, according to which any goods registered with the Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks (Rospatent) and suspected of being of pirate production can be held for verification for ten days before being cleared through customs. Similar laws are in effect in the […]

Do I Need To Register My Patent in Russia?

Patent Registration in Russia We’re publishing this quite informative article posted at Passport Magazine: by John Bonar As more and more foreign companies are viewing Russia’s booming economy and fast expanding consumer spending power, some of them are finding an unexpected obstacle to starting business here. Someone has already registered their brand trademarks and product […]


1. A Russian Court has called computer pirates criminal outlaws. In March this year two computer pirates in Russia were convicted by the Russian court. The pirates were found guilty of committing crime described in art. 146 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. As the punishment the court set the fine in the […]