Business & Legal Environment
On January 23, 2002 a law on Electronic Digital Signatures came into force in the Russian Federation. The EDS Law allows to replace the written form by the electronic form, if an electronic digital signature has been applied to an electronic document.
This Law and legislative acts of Republics of the Russian Federation based on it shall govern the relations arising in connection with registration, legal protection and use of trademarks, service marks, and appellations of origin of goods.
This Law and the statutory acts adopted on the basis of this Law by the Republics of the Russian Federation shall govern the relationships deriving from the creation, legal protection and exploitation of topographies.