Important Changes in Russia’s IP, IT and Mass Communication Law

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

With Russian lawmakers among the busiest in the world, keeping up with changes in legislation that can have far reaching impact on business is not always as easy as it may be in other places.

Salans, an international law firm with 20 offices across 17 countries, has complied a list of recent changes to Russian law in 2012 from which we have selected the most relevant material for any company considering doing business in Russia.

Russian Consumers are Ready to Pay for Content

A local player is leading the Russian paid video-on-demand (VOD) market, having recorded dynamic growth throughout 2014. Group in Talks with Western Rights Holders to Legalize Content Available on Its Social Networks

Mail.Ru Group has begun another round of talks with Western rights holders about legalizing the music available via its resources – including Russia’s largest social network VKontakte (, – reports business daily Vedomosti, citing the compan

Skolkovo’s Vekselberg Calls for Increased IP Protection

Sep 10 2013

The creation of a global system to regulate intellectual property rights is necessary for the effective integration of emerging economies into international innovation processes, said Viktor Vekselberg, the president of the Skolkovo Foundation, RI

Luxoft Files for IPO in New York

May 24 2013

Russian software developer Luxoft has filed for an initial public offering in New York under the ticker LXFT.

Intellectual Property Suits Decline in Russia

Mar 21 2013

The number of court cases concerning the protection of intellectual property rights being heard in Russian courts in 2012 fell to a third of the previous year’s total, according to Vladimir Lopatin, director of the National Research Institute of I

Free Licenses in Russia and New Draft of the Civil Code

Elena Baryshnikova, CMS Russia
The Moscow Times
A free license with respect to intellectual property objects ("IP objects") is a special type of license under which an unlimited number of unspecified...

Russia Debates New IP Protection Strategy

Dec 7 2012

The Russian Ministry of Education has announced the beginning of a series of public debates on a long-term intellectual property protection strategy for the country.

Sales of Pirated Microsoft Products Decline in South Russia

Oct 22 2012

PiratesRIA Novosti, reporting data obtained from Microsoft’s mystery shopper retail monitoring program, reports that there were no counterfeit Microsoft products offered for sale in the southern Russian cities of Makhachkala and Novorossiysk during a recent survey.

Kaspersky Wins Lawsuit Against US Patent Troll

Jul 2 2012

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Russia's Kaspersky Lab anti-virus software developer has won a lawsuit against US-based IPAT, which accused the leading Russian anti-virus company of breaching its patents...

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