All posts for the month March, 2013

PayPal is Granted Licence to Operate in Russia

Just to close the loop on our previous post about PayPal’s putative entry into Russia, the company disclosed on its official blog on 15 March 2013 that its application for a licence to operate in Russia as a Non-Banking Credit Institution was approved by the Central Bank of Russia. Depending on how it’s measured, PayPal […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

Domain Name Disputes in Russia

The “land grab” over international top-level domain (TLD) names has often allowed opportunistic trademark infringers to pre-empt legitimate brand owners. Russia is no exception, and one of the prime issues faced by foreign companies and brands entering the Russian market — whether they are primarily online or offline players — is securing the rights over […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

BayRu is a US Exporter of the Year?

News recently came out that Bay.ru was named as an ‘exporter of the year’ by the US Government’s Department of Commerce (press release). We congratulate Bay.ru and believe this development underscores the huge potential for e-commerce in Russia. Their whole business model is predicated on exploiting the frictions in cross-border retail between the US and […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

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