Procedural Powers of the Prosecutor Have Been Expanded
Procedural codes are amended so that powers of prosecutor are extended. These amendments come into force on 18th October 2022. These changes, among others, reflect new realities connected with the economic sanctions against Russia.
Martial Law is Declared on the Territory of the Russian Federation
Under the Presidential Decree No 756 dd 19.10.2022 in accordance with the Law on Martial Law Status martial law is introduced in Donetsk and Luhansk Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson Regions starting from 20.10.2022.
New Restrictions on Transactions with Foreign Persons From “Unfriendly” States
The President signed the Decree which introduces additional restrictions on transactions with persons from “unfriendly” states.
Deferral From Conscription for Military Service on Mobilization
Partial mobilization has been announced in Russia since 21 September 2022, under terms of which several citizens can be called up for military service. However, the law, and subsequently explanations of representatives of authorities, established cases when a deferral from conscription is granted.
National Patents May Be Now Included in the Pharmaceutical Register of the Eurasian Patent Office
According to the official website of the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO), the first national patent.
Calculation of the Indexation of the Awarded Sums: Changes in Arbitration Practice (in Russian)
Patent Extensions May Now Be Challenged Under Administrative Procedure
The new Federal law will enter into force on 18 October 2022. The amendments provide for the possibility to challenge extension of a patent related to a medicine, pesticide, or agrochemical (granting SPCs) by filing an opposition with Rospatent according to procedure set out in Article 1398 (2) of the Russian Civil Code if conditions for such patent extension, stipulated in Article 1363 (2) of the Russian Civil Code, have been violated.
Actions of Employer During Mobilization
Current legislation contains certain requirements that employers should oblige with during mobilization process.
Eurasian Patent Court May be Established Soon
Despite the fact that it is possible to obtain a single Eurasian patent by filing an application with the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the challenge of such patent is proceed separately in each country party of the Eurasian Patent Convention (excluded an administrative annulment of a patent under art. 19(xiii) of the Eurasian Patent Convention and Rule 53 of the Regulations to the Eurasian Patent Convention).