Effective June 1, 2016, potential trademark infringement plaintiffs in actions before economic and general jurisdiction courts, including in cybersquatting cases, must first send a demand letter to the intended defendant, and wait 30 days, before bringing an action. This requirement does not apply, at least at this time, to non-use cancellation actions and certain other actions (e.g., bankruptcy, corporate disputes, appeals of decisions of arbitration courts, class actions). This change in regulations is likely intended to reduce the number of court actions by fostering settlement. That said, it could, in some cases, alert a potential defendant sufficiently in advance to take certain actions to destroy or otherwise eliminate evidence of culpability. For example, in preliminary injunction (“PI”) actions, a plaintiff has only 15 days from the granting of the PI in which to file a statement of claim, absent which the PI is lifted. And in domain name disputes, instead of or in advance of seeking a PI, a rights holder could choose to ask the Russian national domain name registry to block an allegedly infringing domain, though triggering a 14-day period in which a civil action must be brought. Accordingly, preliminary relief could expire before the 30-day notice period. Under the circumstances, at least for domain name disputes, the domain name registry has agreed to extend the waiting period to 45 days. This amendment was expected to take effect by the end of July 2016.