VIII International Forum “Intellectual Property – XXI Century” organized under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was held in Moscow from 20 to 24 April.
Representative of state authorities and Russian and international business and scientific community discussed the most pressing issues of commercializing the intellectual activity results in building innovation-driven economy, and further steps for legislation development.
Aleksander Lipkes, ALRUD Associate, made a presentation “Unfair Practices at Trademark Registration and Use” at the Round Table “Trademarks Legal Protection and Rights Defense”. The discussion was moderated by Aleksey Zalesov, Deputy Director General of LLC “Sojuzpatent”. The delegates have also discussed the issues of trade mark applications approval, specifics of trademark rights defense, including problems arising at consideration of cases concerning failure to use trademarks.