Appearing Monday during the Federation Council’s “Government Hour,” the head of the Supreme Arbitration Court (SAC) A.A. Ivanov stated that the court is proposing to create a small number of specialized courts to deal with, in particular, cases concerning banking and tax matters. According to Ivanov, the SAC has already prepared the framework for enhancing the system of resolving tax disputes, reports RIA News.
“Creating specialized courts in the Russian Federation would allow for a serious breakthrough in the court system’s activity,” Ivanov remarked.
Ivanov also mentioned that the SAC was working on a draft of a federal constitutional law that would make provisions for creating a specialized patent court to oversee cases involving intellectual property.
“Creating such a court will improve the quality of adjudication in defending matters of intellectual property, as well as in defending the interests of all parties involved in such trials,” Ivanov said. The bill calls for new approaches in reviewing matters related to intellectual property cases and, in particular, decreasing the number of cases where patent cases will need to be reviewed.