Maxim Ali has commented for the Kommersant on Federal Antimonopoly Service`s directive to remove alcohol advertising from popular Russian blog

  Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation in Leningrad region has ordered the owner of Nastya Ivleeva YouTube channel to stop the violation of the Federal Law "On Advertising". The release of the show, which raised questions from the antimonopoly authority, received almost 2.3 million views. It shows the preparation of an…


Maxima Legal has obtained an invalidation of a utility model patent protecting a type of the USA military equipment

In 2018 one of the manufacturers in the tactical equipment market patented the technology of laser cutting for unloading vests of the MOLLE system. This technology was developed and patented earlier for the USA Armed Forces; the patentee is First Spear company. In Russia such system is well-known and already widely used by manufacturers in several…


Maxim Ali held an online seminar on intellectual property protection in cooperation with St Petersburg Unified Entrepreneurship Center

Maxim Ali, Head of IP/IT practice at Maxima Legal practice became an expert of the online seminar "Why and how does business need to protect intellectual property?" organized by St Petersburg Unified Entrepreneurship Center on September 22. The said who and why should protect intellectual property, how to build a strategy, how to protect the brand…


The Commercial Court sided with Maxima Legal's client in a complicated dispute on borrowing clothes design on a fashion market

The Commercial Court of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region delivered a judgement in a complicated dispute between two players of a Russian fashion market - Maxima Legal's client, ANSE, and its competitor working under the name Goodwill. The court considered Goodwill's claim to challenge the antitrust authority's decision, which in January…


Maxim Ali commented on the Supreme Court's definition of lawsuits filed by Roskomnadzor to protect the rights of personal data subjects.

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation published its ruling, in which it explained that the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has the right to file a civil lawsuit in the interests of a particular citizen for the protection of his rights as a subject of personal data. The…


Maxim Ali has commented on the patent dispute of pharmaceutical manufacturers for the DP

St Petersburg-based company BIOCAD and Israeli Yeda Research and Development reached during the Court an agreement on the joint use of a patent for the drug to treat multiple sclerosis. In 2018 after registering the generic of its own production, BIOCAD challenged the know-how of the Israeli company at Rospatent. In response, in 2019, Yeda…


Maxim Ali has commented on the court practice of large companies brand protection

Maxim Ali, Head of IP/IT practice at Maxima Legal, told the Russian Agency for Legal and Judicial Information (RAPSI) about the specifics of the court practice of protecting trademarks of large companies from copying by competitors. "The amount of compensation in some cases does not exceed the costs of a dispute (given the tendency to…


Maxim Ali commented on the growth of digital signature fraud for DP

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, in 2019 the number of crimes with the use of IT-technologies was about half of all registered in the country offences.  Most often such crimes are committed with the illegal registration and use of electronic signatures. Attackers use several basic methods: from direct registration of the…


Maxim Ali has commented on the dispute over illegal copying of Rosneft trademarks.

Since 2014 the dispute between Rosneft Oil Company and the owner of TTK Rosneft Altai gas stations over the illegal use of trademarks protecting the design of Rosneft gas stations has been going.  The owner of TTK Rosneft Altai gas stations copied the color scheme and names used by Rosneft Oil Company. The Federal Antimonopoly Service of the…


Maxim Ali has commented on the draft amendments to implement the new law on "regulatory sandboxes".

On July, 17th the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia has published the bill on modification of separate acts in connection with acceptance of the Law on experimental legal modes in sphere of digital innovations in the Russian Federation. The bill contains a number of exceptions, preventing the introduction of innovations (artificial…