Russian Federation

Civil Code of the Russian Federation (Parts One to Four)

Year of Version:2011
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Other, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trade Names, Trademarks, Transfer of Technology, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:
The Civil Code of the Russian Federation is divided into 4 parts, which were passed by the State Duma, approved by the Federation Council, and entered into force on different dates.
The consolidated Part Four of the Civil Code takes into account amendments up to “Federal Law No. 422-FZ of December 8, 2011, on Amendments to Certain Laws of the Russian Federation Following the Establishment of the Court for Intellectual Property Rights in the System of Russian Arbitration Courts' (see Part Four, Chapter 76, section 2, Article 1486, paragraph 1 of the consolidated version for the amendments).

Part Four of this consolidated Code, which consists of 9 chapters (69-77) and 326 articles (1225-1551), contains specific provisions on intellectual property.
It codifies rules and principles governing intellectual property and provides legal regime for the protection of intellectual property rights.
Part One and Part Two contain, inter alia, the following general provisions on intellectual property:
- Part One, Chapter 1, Article 2; Chapter 2, Article 8; Chapter 3, Articles 18 and 26; Chapter 4, Articles 64; Chapter 6, Articles 128 and 129; Chapter 16, Article 256;
- Part Two, Chapter 38, Articles 769, 772 & 773; Chapter 45, Article 855; Chapter 54, Article 1028.
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