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Protection of intellectual property in Russia: practical overview
Practice shows that when companies plan to enter a new market, they usually prioritise supplying products to the new market as quickly as possible through subsidiaries or distributors, and gaining market share. In the process companies tend to put a number of important legal issues on the back burner, for instance, those related to the protection of intellectual property (IP). As a result, they only start paying attention to this issue when they have already been confronted by a number of difficulties, from seizure of their products by the customs authorities and actions related to suspected trademark infringement, to unfair competition through the sale of counterfeit products or registration of a domain name in contravention of their rights...
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