Unfair Competition in IP

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

• IP strategic counselling


• Legal evaluation of infringement and developing of a strategy


• Collaborating with Russian state authorities


• Claim handling


• Preparing and negotiating settlements


• Representing the client in court in connection with misleading advertising and unfair competition

In particular, our lawyers have advised clients on the following IP-related matters*.

  • 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 a German manufacturer of floors in patent priority disputes against a Russian patent squatter in Russian courts

  • 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 an international pharmaceutical company on appealing the registration of a generic flagship drug and invalidation of a patent in a dispute with a potential claim for an amount in excess of RUB5 bln

  • 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.

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