Russian Federation

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

Year of Version:2017
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.

This consolidated version of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation incorporates all the amendments up to Federal Law No. 12-FZ of February 7, 2017.
For the amendments introduced by the said Federal Law No. 12-FZ, see the following provisions of Chapter 4, Part I of this consolidated Civil Code:
- § 1, Article 50; paragraph 3, 3) and 15); Article 65.1, paragraph 1;
- § 6, Article 123.1, paragraph 2; Article 123.8, paragraph 1; section 10 entitled 'Notary Chambers'.

The amendments made by the Federal Law No. 43-FZ of March 28, 2017 to the following provisions of Chapter 71, relating to copyright and related rights, under Section VII, Part Four of the Code, which have not yet been incorporated in this consolidated version:
- § 1, Article 1304, paragraph 1, 1);
- § 2, Article 1313; Article 1315, paragraph 1, 4); Article 1317, paragraph 2, 10); and Article 1318 paragraph 1,
These amendments come into force on January 1, 2018.

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, Two and Three contain, inter alia, the following general provisions on intellectual property:
-Part One, Chapter 1, Article 2; Chapter 2, Article 8; Chapter 3, Articles 18 & 26; Chapter 4, Articles 64 & 66.1; Chapter 6, Articles 128 & 129; Chapter 16, Article 256, Chapter 23, Article 358.18
-Part Two, Chapter 38, Articles 769, 772 & 773; Chapter 45, Article 855; Chapter 54, Article 1028
-Part Three, Chapter 68, Article 1211
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