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Is the Proposal Worthwhile?

By her article, Elena Gorodisskaya, AGP trademark attorney and attorney-at-law, opens a discussion of the Bill on Amendments to Articles 1252 and 1486 of Part Four of the RF Civil Code drafted by the Russian Ministry of Justice, which should precede the bill’s being brought to the State Duma for consideration. The Bill defines the pre-judicial procedure for resolution of disputes relating to infringements of rights to intellectual property and means of identification or to cancelation of trademark registration due to non-use.

The Bill purports to reduce the number of legal actions. The author of the article reasonably believes that the idea underlying the Bill will be accomplished. The question is however whether the mechanism proposed by the Bill for achieving its purpose will be workable.