Patent attorneys of KIAP protected the interests of the International pharmaceutical company, based in Belgium.

Patent attorneys of KIAP protected the interests of the International pharmaceutical company, based in Belgium.

June 27, 2016, the cassation instance of IPR Court upheld the decision dd March 29, 2016 of the first instance on termination of Artrin trademark in some of the goods towards which the applicant had a legitimate interest (case №  SIP-581/2015).

Specialists of KIAP managed to prove the interest of the client – the International pharmaceutical company Omega Pharma, part of the worldwide PERRIGO group of companies - via a group of companies of the holding and successfully challenged the defendant's position on lack of use of Artrin trademark due to circumstances out of the defendant’s control. Moreover, KIAP carried out a large-scale work on proving a similarity of goods of 5th class of Nice Classification.

Termination of Artrin trademark will allow the client to freely register a trademark ARTERIN and, therefore, to enter the product into civil circulation under ARTERIN trademark in the territory of the Russian Federation. The ARTERIN preparation produced by Omega Pharma is a dietary supplement for cholesterol management. Nowadays the applicant sells ARTERIN product across the most part of Europe and other countries including Great Britain where it takes the leading positions among its analogues.

The interests of the client in both instances were represented by Konstantin Suvorov and Daria Chernysh.

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Intellectual Property

KIAP's IP practice represents its clients in Russia's Chamber for Patent Disputes, commercial courts, and courts of general jurisdiction, as well as providing consultation on all intellectual property matters and helping with registration of intellectual property rights in Russia. Headed by Partner Elena Buranova, the practice is recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA and ‘Managing IP - IP Stars (2020)' international ratings, as well as by the Russian ratings, Pravo-300 and "Kommersant". In 2020 the firm's IP practice was recommended for the first time by the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) international ranking, with a special reference to Prosecution and Strategy. Elena Buranova is personally recommended by WTR 1000 and Best Lawyers international ratings and is named Trade Mark Star by IP Stars in 2020/21. In 2019 Elena was appointed a member of the INTA Commercialization of Brands Committee for the term of 2020-2021. Clients of the practice include major Russian and international retailers, TMT and IT corporations, oil & gas, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies.

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