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Department on Intellectual Property.

The Law Firm "YUST" has created a Department on Intellectual Property, aimed at offering a broad spectrum of services in this sphere.

Recent times have shown a growing public awareness of matters related to intellectual property such as inventions, working models, industrial samples, trademarks, service marks, designation of places of origin of goods, company titles, "know-how", literary and art works, audio-visual production, design and other fruits of intellectual endeavor.
The acting legislation of the Russian Federation that governs relations connected with intellectual property is generally consonant with world standards. Nevertheless, intellectual property is one of the more problematic issues in Russia. This is often due to the fact that the holders of rights themselves have no clear idea of the possibilities provided by legislation in this field and the order of its application.
The need to protect intellectual property is bound up with the specific features that distinguish it from the majority of objects of proprietary rights, specifically, the possibility of unhindered and uncontrolled technical reproduction and distribution of relevant objects. Unsanctioned use of intellectual property significantly decreases the effect of the financial investments of the holder of rights into the means of individualization and results of intellectual activity.

The Department on Intellectual Property founded by "YUST" provides qualified legal assistance on the protection of objects of commercial property, authors' rights and allied rights, technological "know-how" and other results of intellectual activity at all stages of their existence.

The experienced, highly qualified specialists of the Department have extensive knowledge of conducting complex measures for the protection of intellectual property even prior to the occurrence of conflicts.

The sphere of activity of the Department also includes measures for the defense of violated rights:
  • representation of interests in court;
  • representation of interests in administrative bodies, including the Federal Antimonopoly Office and the Federal body on intellectual property;
  • assistance with the disclosure and confirmation of violations.
It may be currently affirmed that protection of intellectual property is required by all companies, irrespective of their sphere of activity. The level of competitiveness of many companies on the market depends significantly on the degree of protection of their intellectual property. Practice shows that at present, protection of intellectual property is of special importance to companies in the pharmaceutical field, the field of food products, companies producing and distributing audio-visual production and computer programs, companies producing and selling household and electronic appliances, personal hygiene products, publishing houses and large industrial concerns.
The "YUST" Department on Intellectual Property is headed by Doctor of Law Dmitri Igorevich Seryogin.
For many years, D.I. Seryogin worked in the Ministry of Antimonopoly Policies and Support of Entrepreneurship, headed the department on protection from unfair competition. He has wide experience in the field of protecting the interests of entrepreneurs and practice in the application of civil legislation regarding the protection of intellectual property. D.I. Seryogin is the author of numerous publications concerning the protection of intellectual property.

The Deputy Head of the Department is Oksana Andreyevna Sholtyreva.
In the course of several years, O.A. Sholtyreva worked for the Patent Office of the Russian Federation and received on-the-job training with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, the patent department of the pharmaceutical corporation Merck (New Jersey, Rahway), the Ministry of Antimonopoly Policies and Support of Entrepreneurship.
Areas of expertise: intellectual property, representation in Russian and international bodies on intellectual property (Patent Office of the RF, Eurasian Bureau, World Organization on Intellectual Property).

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