Parallel imports have long been an issue in Russia. For some time the status of parallel imports was obscure - the courts acted erratically, sometimes ruling in favour of the trademark owners, sometimes in favour of the parallel importers. Then, in order to clarify the situation, the law was changed to state unequivocally that trademark rights were exhausted only with regard to goods sold legally in Russia. The court practice was rectified accordingly, and the courts thus ruled against the parallel importers, with some rare exceptions.

Want to read more?

Register to access two of our subscriber only articles per month

Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the World Trademark Review experts

Already registered? Log in

What our customers are saying

World Trademark Review is a fantastic tool for IP professionals to keep current with the latest case law, innovations and trends in intellectual property.  Even though my workload is time consuming, I always make time to read and digest the World Trademark Review articles and updates. The information provided is not only timely and relevant, but thoughtfully written to engage even those who might not specialise in intellectual property.

Lauren A Dienes-Middlen
Senior vice president, assistant general counsel – intellectual property, business and legal affairs
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc

Benefits

Subscribe to World Trademark Review to receive access to the full range of trademark intelligence, insight, and case law, as well as our guides, rankings and daily market insight delivered to your inbox.

Why subscribe?

Share this article