In the current geopolitical and economic situation, the State Duma Committee for Health Protection deems it necessary to consider the implementation of compulsory licensing mechanism for the production of some high-technological and biotechnological medicinal products for the treatment of orphan (rare) diseases and diseases that have the greatest impact on mortality in the Russian Federation. … [Read more...] about Is Compulsory Licensing of Generic Medicines Coming to the Russian Federation?
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Specific permission must be obtained in advance from the MoH to conduct clinical studies. Specifically, an Applicant must submit a registration dossier, fee and a protocol for conducting clinical studies. The MoH will review the dossier and send it for two parallel evaluations. The first evaluation is an ethical evaluation by the Ethics Committee. The second evaluation is an evaluation for purpose of granting a clinical study by the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Scientific Center for Evaluation of Medicinal Products” (FSBI SCEMP). If a positive evaluation is received from both the Ethics Committee and FSBI SCEMP, the MoH grants permission for the Applicant to conduct clinical trials. … [Read more...] about An Overview of Biosimilars in the Russian Federation
Looking at the issue of what law to apply, the Second Circuit determined that although Russian law may be relevant to determining the relationship between FTE and the Russian Federation vis-à-vis the Stoli marks, U.S. law must govern whether this relationship is sufficient for standing under the Lanham Act. … [Read more...] about State-Chartered Entity Lacks Standing to Sue over Russian-Federation-Owned Stoli Trademarks
In light of the court’s ruling, the Russian Federation directed that its Federal Agency for State Property Management assign to FTE the rights of the Russian Federation in the Stolichnaya marks. FTE then filed this latest lawsuit, again asserting Lanham Act § 32(1) claims and non-§ 32(1) claims against SPI. The district court again held that FTE lacked standing to assert its § 32(1) claims, this time because the assignment was not valid under Russian law. The court also ruled that FTE’s non-§ 32(1) claims were barred by res judicata and laches. FTE appealed. … [Read more...] about Glass Half Full for Russian Federation Successor’s Stolichnaya Infringement Saga
That said, Rogachev noted that the development of asteroid defense system has scope for international cooperation, but there is no time to procrastinate because “when a dangerous asteroid approaches the Earth, it will be too late." He stressed Russia has the potential and technological instruments to develop such system and be ready. … [Read more...] about Russian Nuclear Agency Exploring Technologies To Blast Incoming Asteroids