Copyright & Neighbouring Rights

Our IP team supports our foreign and Russian clients on the following issues*.

  • Representing a major Russian bank in disputes over infringement of exclusive rights to ATM software considered by the US and Russian courts (the amount of the dispute is approximately $90 million)

  • Representing a major US manufacturer of construction and mining equipment in a number of civil and criminal cases in connection with illegal production and sale of counterfeit goods CIS-wide; handling numerous administrative proceedings to prevent brand dilution and eliminate counterfeit products and illegal production facilities in Russia

  • Representing Russian screenplay writers in connection with literal piracy and infringement of author rights to a screenplay during the filming and distribution of a motion picture in Russia

  • Advising and representing in court and before governmental agencies the world’s largest US-based toy company in connection with various copyright and trademark infringements, anti-counterfeiting and copying of the owner’s well-known brands in Russia and CIS-wide

  • Handling various IP infringement cases (online and offline) for LEGO Group, representing before Russian customs, police, antimonopoly authorities, handle administrative, criminal court proceedings, advising on trademark and copyright customs recordals, advising on regulatory issues in Russia, domain name infringement issues, etc.

  • Advising Etalon Group, one of the Russia’s top 10 major developers, in connection with the acquisition of a 35% shareholding in QB Technology, a UK-based innovative construction company and acquiring a set of IP rights in order to establish a similar hi-tech construction project in Russia

  • Registration of trademark portfolio in Russia and international recordals for "Secure Information Zone" company (BIZON, LLC), advising on claims work

  • Advising a U.S.-Russian manufacturer of corrugated paper and cardboard, paper and cardboard packaging on cross-border transfer of personal data and on cross-border software sublicensing issues

    *This includes experience of our team members prior to joining RGD.