Parallel Import in EEU - Update
On March 12, 2015, during the roundtable organized by the US Chamber of Commerce in Moscow, Samat Aliev, deputy director of the Department of Business Development of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), stated that the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) favors the current regional principle of exhaustion of trademark rights with the possibility of applying the international principle to some types of goods, a list of which should be approved by the EEU.
It is believed that this change could affect public goods only. Aliev also mentioned that substituting the current principle of regional exhaustion of rights with the principle of international exhaustion of rights, suggested by the Russian competition regulator, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), has been removed from the EEU agenda.
By: Tatyana Kulikova
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March 2015 News
- Bulgarian PTO Rejects Deutsche Telekom’s Opposition
- Albanian Court Rules in Favor of Retailer SPAR in Trademark and Copyright Infringement Case against Albanian Competitor
- Ukrainian Soap Maker Fails to Cancel Porsche Trademarks for Non-Use in Russia
- Parallel Import in EEU - Update
- Fake ‘Brown’ Epilators Destroyed in Albania
- Moschino, Honda, Harley Davidson Counterfeits Destroyed in Serbia
- Czech Republic Introduces New Customs Regulations
- Serbian Customs Seize Fake Mascaras, Watch Straps, Perfumes
- Romanian Customs Seize EUR 1,400,000 Worth of Counterfeits
- Hungary Customs Seize Counterfeit Footwear, Apparel
- Russian PTO Ordered to Pay Record Sum for Court Expenses
- Russian IP Court and Evaluating Evidence
- Registering Design Patents for Everyday Objects Still Common in Ukraine