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25 September 2019

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners protects mineral water producer’s Yessentuki geographical indication in copy right infringement case

Until recently, Aqua Investments Group, a client of the Firm, in cooperation with Kavminkurortresursy JSC, had successfully protected their exclusive geographical indication (GI) rights to the products Yessentuki N4 and Yessentuki N17 (GI Yessentuki). In most cases, the holder of the GI rights had managed to prevent competitors from launching counterfeit products attempting to use the well-known healing diets and mineralized healing water brands.

25 July 2019

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners protects one of the largest national pharmaceutical chains in the Rospatent Chamber for Patent Disputes

The national pharmaceutical chain VITA / VITA Express, which has been operating in Russia since 1995 and numbers 1,730 pharmacies, engaged the Firm’s services after it became known that a competitor was also using a logo containing the word “ВИТА” (the Russian word for VITA) and a similar colour combination on its signs. Moreover, VITA’s opponent managed to register its logo as a trademark with Rospatent. Protecting the client’s interests proved to be challenging as the logo used by the client was different from the one protected by their trademark.

25 June 2019

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended Finnish pharmaceutical company Orion Corporation in a patent dispute

The Firm’s attorneys continue to successfully defend the patent rights of major international pharmaceutical companies. This is the fourth pharmaceutical manufacturer (along with Novartis, Bayer, and BMS) that successfully sought legal redress in the Intellectual Property Court thanks to the Firm’s team

28 December 2018

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners protect Petersburgsky Traktorny Zavod in an unfair competition dispute

Petersburgsky Traktorny Zavod belongs to the Kirovsky Zavod PJSC group, the oldest and the largest Russian producer of tractors. PTZ JSC tractors and other road equipment have been produced under Kirovets brand since the 1960s, and with their remarkable appearance and special model IDs, they have become widely known amongst customers over the course of their 50 year manufacturing history.

12 December 2018

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners reverses Rospatent decision on the Abrau Durso trademark

In March 2018, Rospatent rejected the company Abrau-Durso’s registration of the ABRAU JUNIOR trademark (a new product line of carbonated non-alcoholic beverages based on grape juice as it had previously done to other brands from the ABRAU product line. The major obstacle for ABRAU in obtaining the registration was the existing Rospatent practice in which trademarks are not granted if a product’s name is similar to its place of origin.

30 November 2018

Ilya Nikiforov ranked as one of Saint Petersburg’s Best Senior Managers

On November 29, 2018 Saint Petersburg hosted an awards ceremony for the Top-100 - 2018 prize winners organized by Delovoy Peterburg newspaper. Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev Partners, was recognized with the Law Firm Management and Development nomination.

18 October 2018

Registration of the Belarusian office of Appodeal Inc. as a resident of High Tech Park

On September 21, at the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the High-Tech Park, a positive decision was taken regarding registration of the subsidiary of Appodeal Inc. as an HTP resident.

5 June 2018

Pavel Sadovsky elected as a Deputy Chairperson of the AEB Intellectual Property Committee

On 5 June 2018 the AEB Intellectual Property Committee held a general meeting to discuss latest legislation changes and their implementation, as well as to elect a new Deputy Chairperson.

4 May 2018

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represents Beluga Group, Russia’s largest alcoholic beverages company

Associates at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners devised and successfully executed a competent strategy to represent ALVIZ, a subsidiary of Russia’s largest alcoholic beverages company Beluga Group, in a trademark infringement dispute, allowing ALVIZ to continue to market its key brand, Arkhangelskaya vodka.

1 September 2017

Elena Avakyan Joined ICC Global Commission on Intellectual Property

Elena Avakyan, Counsel at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners and Executive Director of Non-Profit Partnership For Advancement of Corporate Law joined the ranks of Russian experts of ICC Global Commission on Intellectual Property. Elena will become a member of the Task Force on Reduction of Formalities in IP Registration Procedures.

5 June 2017

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represent Danone Russia in a joint project with Soyuzmultfilm

Danone Russia and Soyuzmultfilm have signed an agreement to produce a series of sequels to the popular animated short film Three from Prostokvashino. The terms of cooperation provide that shooting is to start in 2017. Danone Russia will act as the project originator and will use the project to promote Russia’s largest dairy brand, Prostokvashino, on an ongoing basis.

2 September 2016

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine successfully defended interests of international pharmaceutical company in a dispute on patent issues

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine team successfully defended interests of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in a dispute with the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine (Patent office) on extension of patent term for medical product for of additional 3 years over standard 20 years’ term.

9 February 2016

IP and technology specialist Daria Sergeeva joins St. Petersburg Office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Daria Sergeeva has joined the team at the St. Petersburg Office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as a Senior Associate in the intellectual property, technology, media, and telecommunications practice (Intellectual Property/TMT).

22 January 2016

Three lawyers from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine elected as Deputy Chairs of the UBA Committees

Three lawyers from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine have been elected as Deputy Chairs of the UBA’s committees.

19 February 2015

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine successfully represents a Benelux investor in out-of-court settlement of IP dispute

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine acted for a Benelux investor in an intellectual property dispute with a team of Ukrainian software developers and successfully negotiated an out-of-court settlement.