“Windows vs Windows” – comments Yana Brutman the partner of legal bureau TM DEFENCE

"Windows against Windows" The window manufacturer "Veltplasta" is banned by courts in using the domain windows.ru, and in response, a company made an effort to deprive legal protection of "Windows". “Translated as "windows",entered into general use”, claimed the applicant. These arguments Federal Institute of Industrial Property considered inconclusive, but the Court for intellectual property rights […]

Printed version of “RBC” received a warning from The Federal service for supervision of communications, information technology, and mass media for an illustration from the article “Tell reporters that it was “Al Qaeda”.

 “It is hard to prove that the illustration hurt religious feelings of someone” The Federal service for supervision of communications, information technology, and mass media (Roscomnadzor)  issued a warning to the printed version of “RBC” for the images which are offending Muslims. On the web site of Roscomnadzor noticed that claims to the newspaper are […]

TM DEFENCE Legal Services – has become the best company which provides legal assistance in the field of intellectual property in 2014. Chambers&partners – top rated in 2013.

Web portal "Pravo.Ru" completed a fifth annual ranking of law firms operating in Russia – "Pravo.Ru-300." Rating is compiled since 2010 and during this time has become not only a leading national researcher at legal services market, but also a tool for the courts when they have to assess the professionalism of Trial Lawyers. According […]

TM-Defence Legal Services won recognition of using the trademark «AntiGrippin» an act of unfair competition

According the FAS opinion, acquisition and using of exclusive rights on a trademark, that became widely spread, or symbols, confusingly similar to the trademark, is an unfair concurrency, in accordance with part 2 article 14 of Federal Law №135-FZ of July 16th, 2006 "On Protection of Competition". Earlier ZAO‘s «Natur Product International» actions for acquisition […]

Three Shuvalov’s mansion cards

Here it is what the newspaper "Vechernaya Moskva" writing about it: Three Shuvalov’s mansion cards. Certainly, at XXth century there used to be a lot of different events, and by the way the house itself had been changed. One of the annexes doesn’t exist as a fact – a lodging house had grown up right […]


On Thursday Northern California District Court starts to consider the collective claim against Google. Users are not satisfied with Corporation analyzing of their private correspondence. The company refers to the user agreement, where such a right of «reading» letters provided by the users themselves. «Don't be evil Corporation» have been accused of interference into privacy. […]

“Steirlitz” was regained from marketing experts

This court decision was adopted by the Arbitrazh court of Moscow. The Defendant was a net of pubs which used a surname of the famous spy. The restaurant keepers claimed to deforce Semenov’s heirs of the right for non-use of the brand, but the court adopted court decision in the interests of the heirs. Partner […]

Goebbels became a great prosaic in Russia

  "Neither Hitler, nor Goebbels shared those political views which  they used to conquer political leverage. But the reflects his basic views of life. Firstly, his draft to honesty and equality, because he, as well as many other Germans, was pity about someone else’s success. Secondly, his prejudice about German problems arise from strangers” says […]

First victims of the “Antipiracy statute”

  Now the rightholders will claim to Moscow city court thinks General director of “TM DEFENCE Legal Services”, Roman Zakharov. “Finally they studied how to claim and the process moved. Many rightholders will initiate judicial prosecution because it’s a huge problem for many of them in order to block web-sites containing illegal content”. At the […]

Services of the justice

“TM DEFENCE Legal Services” Partner, Yana Brutman continues to run her blog on the web-site pravo.ru. When I was a law student I used to discuss correlation of law and morality. I don’t exactly remember the results of our discussions but I remember that I always strongly believed in some moral rules like “don’t kill”, […]