DRJV Invitation to the Conference “Current Issues on Russian Intellectual Property Law


followed by the DRJV members' meeting from 18.00 hrs.

The German-Russian Lawyers Association e.V. is organising a conference on Wednesday, 17.04.2013 from 14.00 to approx. 17.30 (followed by the DRJV members’ meeting from 18.00) at the Foundation for World Science / Guest House of the University of Hamburg, Rothenbaumchaussee 34, 20148 Hamburg, conference room, on the topic:


Current Issues in Russian Intellectual Property Law.


Russia is our most important economic partner in Eastern Europe; foreign trade reached a new record high in 2012. However, Russian intellectual property law does not enjoy a good reputation. In particular, the enforcement of investors’ rights has sometimes caused problems in the past.
The Russian government has responded to this. In 2008, the new fourth part of the Civil Code came into force. In 2013, a special court for industrial property protection will begin work. Further adjustments are associated with accession to the WTO.

For German companies, many questions on industrial property protection already arise before the engagement. High-ranking experts from both countries will shed light on current issues from a theoretical and practical perspective during the conference and will be available for discussion.

The event is recognised as a further training event for intellectual property law within the meaning of § 15 FAO (for 3 hours).


A conference fee will be charged for participation. It amounts to € 25.00 for DRJV members and € 125.00 for guests. A reduction is possible for students on application.

Registration (by email: info@drjv.org, by fax: 040 / 38 999 333 or online at www.drjv.org) is required for all participants.


Please note that as a non-profit association, we are not authorised to issue invoices and therefore no invoices can be issued. We will only send registration confirmations upon express request.


Conference programme:


2.00 p.m. Welcome, Opening

2.05 p.m. Structure and competence of the new IP court, current case law in the IP field (Russian lawyer Dr. Julianna Tabastajewa, Gowlings, Moscow)

15.00 Exhaustion of Trademark Rights and Parallel Imports into Russia (Antje Himmelreich, Country Officer Russia at the Institute for Eastern European Law, Regensburg)

15.55 Coffee break

16.15 Who learns from whom? – Mutual exchange of experience in the field of IP (Prof. Dr. Andreas Steininger, Ostinstitut Wismar)

5.10 p.m. Final discussion, summary, closing remarks
Approx. 5.30 p.m. End of the event

6.00 p.m. DRJV General Assembly (for members only)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Rainer Wedde


Conference room of the Foundation for World Science / Guest House of the University of Hamburg, Rothenbaumchaussee 34, 20148 Hamburg.


Further notice:

Invitations to the General Assembly will be sent to you separately by post.

For the purpose of optimal organisation, please register in advance, informally by e-mail (drjv@schmieder-eckstein.de) or by fax +49 (0)30 – 88 71 22 88.