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 Bar Association e.V. will hold a meeting on Wednesday, 17.04.2013 from 2 p.m. to approx. 17.30 (followed by a meeting of the DRJV members from 18.00) at the Foundation for World Science / University of Hamburg Guesthouse, Rothenbaumchaussee 34, 20148 Hamburg, conference room, on this topic:


Current issues in Russian intellectual property law.


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

For German companies, many questions about the protection of industrial property arise even before the WTO enters into force. High-ranking experts from both countries will shed light on topical issues from a theoretical and practical point of view during the conference, and will be available for discussion.

The event is recognised as a continuing education event in the field of intellectual property law within the meaning of § 15 of the FAO (for 3 hours).


A fee will be charged for participation in the conference. It is € 25.00 for DRJV members and € 125.00 for guests. A discount for students is available on request.

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


Please note that we, as a non-profit association, are not authorised to issue invoices and therefore invoices cannot be issued. We will only send confirmations of registration by express request.


Conference programme:


14.00 Welcome, opening

2.05pm Structure and competence of the new Intellectual Property Court, current case law on IP (Dr. Julianna Tabastaeva, Russian Lawyer, Gowlings, Moscow)

15.00 Exhaustion of trade mark rights and parallel imports into Russia (Antje Himmelreich, Country Counsel for Russia, Institute of East European Law, Regensburg)

15.55 Coffee break

16.15 Who is learning from whom? – Mutual Exchange of Experience in the field of IP (Prof. Dr. Andreas Steininger, Institut Ostitut Wismar)

17.10 h Final discussion, summary, concluding remarks
Approx. 5.30 p.m. End of event.

6.00 p.m. General meeting of DRJV (members only)
Moderated by: Prof. Dr Rainer Wedd.


World Science Foundation Meeting Room / University of Hamburg Guest House, Rothenbaumchaussee 34, 20148 Hamburg, Germany.


Further Notice:

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