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September 19, 2012
Novartis claims victory over Sanofi-Aventis
Agency TRIA ROBIT was successful in defending a trademark of Novartis AG, a multinational pharmaceutical company, in Latvia against an opposition filed by another major player in a global pharmaceuticals industry, Sanofi-Aventis SA.
August 21, 2012
Change of patent and trademark official fees in Russia
Since 23 August 2012 changes in the Regulations on patent fees enters into force in Russia.
July 30, 2012
TRIA ROBIT secures victory for Raffaello in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia
On 19 June 2012 the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia delivered its judgment in the case concerning infringement of the Raffaello trade mark (a sweet consisting of an almond surrounded by a soft cream, wrapped in a coconut wafer shell and coated in coconut) owned by the Belgian company „Soremartec S.A.”.
July 04, 2012
The Court of Justice of the European Union alters trademark protection and registration principles in Europe
On 19 June 2012 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a long awaited ruling in one of the most notorious cases, relating to the registration and scope of trademark protection in EU - case No. C-307/10, also known as “IP TRANSLATOR”.
The Regional Administrative Court with its decision of May 3, 2012 in case No. A42490505 upended more than a 5-year long dispute among the Latvian company SIA “Baltic Trans” (previously SIA “Viltransports”), the State Revenue Service of the
Republic of Latvia and the German company “adidas AG” represented by Agency TRIA ROBIT.
Conference “Intellectual Property Rights Management” was held in the Patent Library in Riga on 8th and 9th May 2012. The conference was organized by Latvian Patent Office in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization and the European Patent Office.
Latvian National Group of AIPPI together with Petersona Patents and Krodere & Judinska has organized a seminar on IP protection in the digital environment on 27th April 2012 in the hotel Bergs, which was intended for IP professionals.
The Latvian Patent Office in cooperation with the association CONNECT Latvia organizing a seminar for small and medium entrepreneurs and inventors on intellectual and industrial property protection and commercialization in honor of World Intellectual Property Day.
A year ago Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No.112 “Procedures for the Taking of Customs Control Measures for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” (adopted on February 8, 2011) came into force, replacing Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers Nr.749 “Procedures for the Taking of Customs Control Measures for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” (adopted on October 4, 2005).
December 20, 2011
A law establishing a specialized court for intellectual property rights is passed in Russia
The Federal Constitutional Law 06 December 2011 "On Amendments to the Federal Constitutional Law “On Judicial System of the Russian Federation” and the Federal Constitutional Law “On arbitration courts in Russian Federation" in connection with the creation of system of arbitration courts of the Court of intellectual property rights" entered into force on December 8, 2011.