Russian Supreme Court decided to retain obligatory motivational part in courts’ decisions for IP cases

February this year the Russian Supreme Court proposed to free Russian judges from reasoning their decisions. The rationale for such decision was the fact that sometimes the parties of case do not require it, or do not attend the court when it considers the case. Motivational part in court’s decision explains why the court made its decision, which legal norms it has applied.

The Supreme Court proposed to exclude motivational part from courts’ decision for civil and administrative cases in order to streamline litigation. Currently the Supreme Court has changed its mind, and proposed to include some types of civil cases where the courts must reason their decisions. Intellectual property is among them.