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Ermakov, S. ., Pcholovsky, N. .,  Vasyukov, V. ., Rodkina , N. ., & Mikhaylenko , N. . (2022). ILLEGAL USE OF FOREIGN TRADEMARKS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION: ISSUES OF QUALIFICATION AND INVESTIGATION. Lex Humana (ISSN 2175-0947), 14(2), 231–244. Retrieved from


The purpose of the article is to study criminal violations of trademark rights, as well as issues of their detection and investigation. There is an increase in the commission of these crimes as part of organized groups. The authors used a set of methods, including comparative legal, concrete sociological and statistical methods, which allowed the authors to determine the directions for improving the legislation of the Russian Federation and the specific practical activities of investigators. When analyzing the criminal law characteristics of the illegal use of means of individualization of goods, works, services (Art. 180 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), problems were identified in the interpretation of the concept of “illegal use”.

Authors considered the issues of identifying and organizing the investigation of these crimes, and studied the mistakes made when formulating charges under Art. 180 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The article contains practical recommendations for law enforcement officers involved in countering the illegal circulation of counterfeit products on organizing the detection and investigation of such crimes.



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