The Yuridicheskaya Practika [Legal Practice] (no. 47 of 21.11.2017) published an article authored by Yurii Dzera, a partner with the Firm, entitled Specifics of the use of a gaming model in telecommunications.

The article was included in the Issue Theme section dedicated to Telecommunications, and focuses on the use of a gaming model in the area of telecommunications that has become very popular nowadays.

The author underlines that gaming has become very popular and attracts considerable interest from both businesses and consumers, and the use of the model and elements of gaming has already crossed the borderlines of regular gaming content as a stand-alone service and found its way into various non-gaming business processes. The use of the gaming model in non-gaming business processes including the ones that envisage paid participation, requires an understanding of its specifics, terminology, and elements that fall within the domain of public law. 

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In particular, the article underlines that the grounds for changes and amendments to a contract should be expressly provided for by law or agreed by the parties to the contracts; otherwise, it will be deemed as interference in the freedom of commercial relationships by a court.
In particular, it was noted that parties engaged in commerce should take notice of the current status of their property rights and use efforts to discover possible violations in a timely manner to be able to enforce such rights and avail themselves of the judicial remedies.