Maxim Ali reviewed for Pravo.ru a neural network being developed by Roskomnadzor to search for banned content

The Roskomnadzor structure has allocated 57.7 million rubles to develop the "Oculus" system of searching for illegal content. Based on neural networks, it will analyse photos, videos and texts on websites, social networks and messengers for prohibited information, including materials with signs of extremism and terrorism, calls for illegal…


Maxim Ali told RAPSI about the amount of compensation for moral damages awarded by the courts

Recently, the problem of personal data leaks has become more and more urgent. For example, in 2019 information about Sberbank cardholders, in 2020 information about Muscovites who have contracted the coronavirus, and in 2022 information about customers of the Yandex.Food delivery service appeared on the web. At the same time, it should be taken…


Maxim Ali told Delovoy Peterburg whether the rights to software with fragments of open source can be protected

A criminal case under Article 146 Part 1 (copyright infringement) was reopened in Saint Petersburg, in which Leonid Svatkov, CEO of Altel LLC, accuses Pavel Smolensky, a former top manager of the company, of illegally copying software. According to the defendant, the coincidence is explained by the fact that both products contain a large amount of…


Maxim Ali has commented for Delovoy Peterburg on the trademark dispute for a pharmaceutical company from the USA

Eli Lilly and Company, pharmaceutical and veterinary medicines manufacturer from the USA, applied to the Intellectual Property Rights Court for an early termination of protection of the Taipit brand owned by Nyenshantz-Financial Company based in St Petersburg. The right to Taipit prevented the pharmaceutical company from registering Taivit,…


Maxim Ali told Legal Information Agency how to protect non-copyrighted objects

Under the current Russian Civil Code, copyrights do not apply to ideas, concepts, principles, methods, processes, systems, methods, solutions to technical, organisational or other problems, discoveries, facts, programming languages and geological information about subsurface resources. Specially for Legal Information Agency (LIA), Maxim Ali, Head…


Maxim Ali has commented to Advokatskaya Gazeta newspaper on the reversal in appeal of the famous Peppa Pig case

The Second  Commercial Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling of The Kirov Regional Commercial Court which denied protection of intellectual property rights to the characters of Peppa Pig animated series. As a reminder, in March 2022 Entertainment One, the British company that owns the rights, tried to recover about RUB 40, 000 from a…


Maxim Ali explained the legal nuances of creating programmes via Low-code and No-code at the CNEWS conference

On June 29, 2022 CNews conference "Low-code and No-code: programmers no longer needed" was held in Moscow. Experts discussed the specifics of Low-code and No-code, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as technological and information security issues that may arise when using the Low/No-code approach. Maxim Ali, Partner and Head of…


Maxim Ali spoke about current trends in IT regulation and protection at the SPIBA webinar

Today the Innovation and Intelligent Systems Committeeof the St Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) held a webinar "Legal aspects in IP/IT". Maxim Ali, Head of Intellectual Property and Information Law Practice at Maxima Legal, in his presentation spoke about current trends in regulation and protection of IT solutions. In…


Maxim Ali analysed Sber's anti-sanctions actions for Telesputnik

After 24 February 2022, Sber, along with a number of other Russian banks, came under blocking sanctions. In order to protect the digital assets of its ecosystem, the company took several steps, one of which was the sale of some assets. In particular, on May 17, Sber structures withdrew from the capital of Okko services, Sound and related entities,…


Maxim Ali told Advokatskaya Gazeta whether the rights holder can recover a fine for violating the non-competition clause after terminating the commercial concession agreement

In 2019 LaserLov LLC and individual entrepreneur Damir Khusainov entered into a commercial concession agreement, under the terms of which if a user violated the obligations to restrict competition, the right holder was entitled to unilaterally terminate the agreement and also to recover a fine for each violation. In July 2020, the company notified…