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Anna Heindler, PhD, LL.M., LL.M. (IP)

is an IP lawyer in the field of IT and digital health. She earned her LL.M. in IP degree with honors from the University of Turin (Italy) and World Intellectual Property Organization (Switzerland). In 2015 Anna has published a book on patent protection for medicines in the Russian Federation and other jurisdictions. Anna co-authored three university books for Russian students on IP and patent law issues. In 2020 Anna was awarded the first prize of the IP Russia Award.

Recent Articles by Anna Heindler, PhD, LL.M., LL.M. (IP)

Implications of Russia’s New Rules on Geographical Indications for Champagne and Cognac Producers

On July 2, 2021, amendments to the Federal Russian Law No. 468-FZ dated December 27, 2019 “On Viticulture and Winemaking in the Russian Federation” came into force. The amendments introduced two new important rules that change the existing legal regulation on geographical indications (GIs) and appellation of origin of goods (AOGs). According to the amendments, foreign producers of champagne should relabel their products imported to Russia to “sparkling wine”. At the same time, Russian producers now have the right to label their products as “champagne”, including the usage of a special category of “Russian champagne”. In addition, the amendments introduced a new category of alcoholic drink, namely “Russian cognac”.