Russia retaliates against sanctions by curtailing foreign owners’ IP rights

On 17 March, Osborne Clarke reported that legislation has been passed allowing goods to be exempted from intellectual property protection and compulsory licensing without compensation.  The change in law allows the IP rights of rightsholders who are associated with foreign states that commit “unfriendly acts” against Russia to be used without their consent.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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