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Intellectual Property — Russia


Baker McKenzie - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Eugene Arievich and Denis Khabarov
- 4 partners
- 22 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding practice maintaining its top position in the rankings. Particularly strong on contentious IP matters and also active on trade mark, copyright and patent-related issues, including disputes. Assists with technology transfer and contract matters and handles unfair competition cases. Advises multinationals with well-known brands in cases across the CIS and internationally, benefiting from its global presence. Also provides a patent filing service.

Strengths Clients are very complimentary about the team, with clients highlighting the team's commercial approach: "The lawyers are always looking into options to best serve the client, such as creative solutions."

Sources also note the team's expertise in different areas of IP, saying that the firm has "experienced staff for different trade mark areas.”

A client admires the capabilities of the litigation lawyers: "They are very persuasive in front of the judge."

Work highlights Advised Tiffany & Co on a trade mark registration matter where a particular shade of blue was registered as Tiffany's trade mark in Russia.

Successfully concluded the representation of Hotel Cipriani in a long-running dispute with Altunis Trading in relation to the CIPRIANI trade mark.

Significant clients 3M, Abbott, BAT, Dell, Microsoft.

Notable practitioners

Eugene Arievich is recognised as a stellar IP lawyer in Russia. Sources speak highly of him, saying he is "very effective and very trusted to provide the best possible action or non-action" plan from a strategic point of view. He is the head of the CIS IP group at the firm.

Denis Khabarov heads the Moscow IP litigation and enforcement group. He is considered one of the top specialists for IP litigation, particularly for patent and trade mark disputes. "He has a lot of experience of court disputes and is very client-oriented," a source says. He recently represented Dell in a copyright dispute with the Russian Union of Right Holders valued at RUB88 million.

Margarita Divina is responsible for the firm’s non-contentious IP practice, advising on the transactional side of IP, franchise agreements, contracts and regulatory issues. She acted for Unilever on the Russian aspects of its global acquisition of the CAMAY trade mark portfolio.

Pavel Gorokhov primarily focuses on issues related to trade mark registration, including enforcement and representation before Rospatent in contentious cases. He advised Yandex regarding its trade marks in Russia.

Department profile by Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Russia has 4 partners and employs 22 lawyers (including full-time registered trademark and patent attorneys and consultants) in its Moscow and St. Petersburg offices, advising on all aspects of intellectual property management including trademarks, copyright, patents, technology transfer issues and enforcement, due diligence, contractual matters and franchise in Russia, CIS and worldwide.

Our Practice Group has extensive experience in the full range of IP services:

    • trademark, design and patent prosecution and advice;
    • copyright, including software;
    • patent, trademark and copyright litigation;
    • transactional and contractual advice (including franchising and due diligence);
    • customs registration of IP assets and anti-counterfeiting services; and
    • domain name advice and litigation.

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Dentons - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Denis Voevodin and Victor Naumov
- 2 partners
- 23 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Joint Moscow-St Petersburg IP team with a strong reputation in high-profile litigation instructions for large technology companies. Experienced in copyright, patent, trade mark, software development and unfair competition issues. Clients hail mainly from the TMT, consumer products and automotive industries. Also advises on IP rights management and trade mark registration.

Strengths Sources emphasise the team's all-round assistance, saying it demonstrates a "practical approach" on projects that are "multifaceted, complex and often require niche expertise." Interviewees add: "They always try to be there when we need them."

Sources note the team's expertise in international cases: "Each time we requested cross-border advice, we received seamless assistance."

Significant clients Rosatom.

Notable practitioners

St Petersburg-based department co-head Victor Naumov is recognised as an expert in the spheres of IT and IP. Sources describe him as a "well-recognised professional with a strong focus on IT law." He is known for his technical expertise in software and data protection and is involved in large-scale copyright and trade mark matters and disputes.

Moscow-based head of the Russian IP practice Denis Voevodin is a highly regarded and "experienced IP litigator," mostly known for trade mark-related contentious work. He assists major global brands with managing their IP assets in Russia and also acts on anti-counterfeiting matters.

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Gowling WLG - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: David Aylen
- 7 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Excellent specialist IP firm, joining the first band in recognition of strong performance and feedback. Leading expertise in patent registration and litigation. Also has noted strength in contentious trade mark, domain name and copyright cases. Team boasts particular technical expertise in the life sciences sector. Represents international pharmaceutical, automotive and technology companies, among other clients.

Strengths A client says the team "does good work and is efficient."

Notable practitioners

Julianna Tabastajewa joins the top band as one of the most experienced IP practitioners. Sources note her "broad and deep knowledge in almost every field of IP as well as good view of the commercial aspects.” She is an IP litigator with a practical approach who "boils everything down to nitty-gritty questions."

Alexander Christophoroff is recommended by sources for his expertise in IP litigation, especially in cases related to patents and inventions. Sources highlight his dispute-handling skills.

Vladislav Ugryumov specialises in patent litigation and prosecution, especially in the pharmaceutical sector where he has strong practical experience.

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Hogan Lovells (CIS) - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Natalia Gulyaeva
- 1 partner
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Very strong IP team advising on the full range of IP matters. Particularly active in contentious patent and trade mark matters. Also advises on anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition cases and portfolio management. Particularly active in the TMT, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.

Strengths Clients note the team's long-standing experience in the IP field, including in disputes.

One client highlights the team's practical approach to risk assessment. Another describes the team as "fast and efficient."

Work highlights Advised Ford on its trade mark portfolio in Russia and the CIS.

Represented Cheil Jedang in a trade mark litigation case involving the European producer before the Russian IP court.

Significant clients McDonald's, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Mattel.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Natalia Gulyaeva advises clients from the TMT and life science sectors on IP issues. She is very well known for her work on trade marks and also acts on contentious cases. Clients say she is "very sociable, able to hear the customer and take their needs into account" with one client describing her as a "very good communicator." She advised Bayer on a number of contentious IP cases.

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Pavel Sadovsky
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its work on contentious IP cases. Frequently assists local and global clients with trade mark-related disputes. Also experienced in anti-counterfeiting cases and criminal proceedings in the infringement of IP rights. Assists with general registration as well as transactional IP issues.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the team's experience. A source says the team has "perfect knowledge of legislation and case law," while another interviewee admires their "experience in the field of IP protection."

One client says: "Their responses are very clear and useful."

Work highlights Advised 2XU PTY on registering and protecting IP rights in Russia and Ukraine.

Represented Azbooka Attikus, part of the global Hachette Group, in a claim regarding trade mark infringement.

Significant clients Orange, Basic Element, Abrau-Durso, Formula One Management, RUSAL.

Notable practitioners

Heading the IP and TMT departments, Pavel Sadovsky is well known for handling IP litigation as well as non-contentious matters. Sources describe him as a "brilliant organiser" and someone who approaches the problem in a "methodical way."

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Goltsblat BLP - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Elena Trusova
- 1 partner
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Best known for its strong standing in IP litigation. Also acts on non-contentious matters, including transactional IP, due diligence, personal data and advertising issues. Traditionally instructed by global FMCG, media and entertainment clients.

Strengths Clients recommend the team for its efficiency and high level of service.

Work highlights Defended Mars in a litigation case over a TV commercial depicting schoolchildren where the company was accused of infringing advertising legislation by the competition authority.

Represented Food Union in a dispute with a competitor over an ice cream brand.

Significant clients Dell, adidas, Nike, Univar Corporation, IFPI.

Notable practitioners

Department head Elena Trusova is well known for trade mark protection and litigation work, and has practical experience of handling high-profile cases.

Department profile by Goltsblat BLP

Intellectual Property Practice of Goltsblat BLP is a big team represented by both IP litigators and IP advisors / trade mark attorneys with extensive experience in prosecution, consultancy and day-to-day advisory work, pre-trial work and litigation.

We are particularly strong in IP / IT and media litigation (trade marks, patent, copyright, unfair competition, domain name and other IP / IT-related litigations): over the past three years, no IP-related litigation led by our team has been lost (some of the cases resulted in amicable agreements in favour of our clients, while the other cases were won).

Sufficient resources and multi-functional expertise allow us to take on and successfully handle complex, high-stake and rocket science projects / cases that are unprecedented and affect subsequent development of judicial practice.

We are known for our creative approach to handling IP / IT-related matters. We offer a unique methodology of handling court cases resorting to the most state-of-the-art solutions such as court experiments, digital and paper-based presentations, engaging relevant industry experts, etc.

One of the key distinguishing features of Goltsblat BLP is that it has an international IP team working in Moscow, London and other offices. The Global team of IP practice consists of more than 30 lawyers based in London and in Moscow.



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Pepeliaev Group - Intellectual Property

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Valentina Orlova and Yuri Yahin
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected IP team providing comprehensive legal advice on IP rights management with a focus on commercial and transactional IP. Handles trade mark and patent-related matters, including contentious issues often settled pre-court. Respected for its in-house academic expertise. Clients include notable international brands.

Strengths Clients comment on the team's commercial advice, saying: "They give practical solutions and are ready to defend their point of view in court," and: "They are ready to change the existing court practice."

Efficiency is also frequently mentioned by sources: "We are very impressed by the efficiency of the IP team."

Work highlights Represented Rosatom in a foreign patent filing matter, where patent applications for inventions had to be filed in 18 different jurisdictions.

Significant clients Astellas Pharma, Hoffmann-La Roche, BAT, BMW, ALROSA.

Notable practitioners

Valentina Orlova has a wealth of knowledge and experience in non-contentious IP matters, especially trade mark and commercial issues involving licensing and franchise agreements. She is admired by clients for her "deep practical knowledge combined with an ability to achieve an optimal result" and quick decision-making.

Department profile by Pepeliaev Group

Pepeliaev Group has accumulated significant experience in supplying legal services relating to intellectual property (IP) and trademark issues. This includes implementing more than 240 projects of our clients from various industries (medicine and healthcare, FMCG, construction and real estate, energy, information technologies and others).

Pepeliaev Group employs a close-knit team of specialists, including patent attorneys, who supply legal services associated with purchasing, disposing of and protecting IP rights.

Main areas of the practice's activity

  • Providing the full range of services in the area of defending client’s rights: from monitoring infringements of client’s rights up to holding responsible persons liable. 
  • Developing strategies for safeguarding, using and protecting intellectual property.
  • Providing support when developing an intellectual property policy for major Russian and foreign companies that do business in Russia: preparing sets of documents, providing advice on how to organise business processes in intellectual property management. 
  • Also among the practice’s most important activities are: drafting agreements, and taking all steps needed to register agreements with Rospatent, international organisations and foreign patent authorities.
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    ALRUD Law Firm - Intellectual Property

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    Basic facts about the department
    - Head of department: Maria Ostashenko

    What the team is known for Developing practice assisting with trade mark applications and domain name and patent disputes as well as industrial design matters. Also active on data protection issues, compliance and licensing agreements. Represents clients across a range of sectors, including retail, life sciences and technology.

    Strengths A client says the team provides "very pragmatic advice that is based on hands-on experience." Another source describes them as "business-focused," adding that "they are smart and savvy in this area."

    Significant clients Warner Bros., Microsoft, UEFA, Lush, Dolby.

    Notable practitioners

    Maria Ostashenko and Irina Anyukhina are key contacts for clients.

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    DLA Piper Rus Ltd - Intellectual Property

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    Band 3

    第三等

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    Basic facts about the department
    - Head of department: Michael Malloy
    - 2 partners
    - 6 other qualified lawyers

    What the team is known for Known primarily for advising on commercial IP matters, including franchising and licensing agreements. Also assists with trade mark protection and enforcement, anti-counterfeiting and parallel import issues. Active in the technology, clothing, and food and beverage industries.

    Work highlights Acted for KTM Motorrad concerning the unauthorised use of domain names.

    Assisted Conair with stopping the import and distribution of counterfeit products in Russia.

    Significant clients Nike, Zurich, Adobe, Accenture, GM.

    Notable practitioners

    Pavel Arievich is particularly known for his non-contentious IP practice. He focuses on trade mark law, and franchising and licensing agreements, often advising global brands on their entry into and exit from Russia. According to clients, he is "effective, client-oriented and attentive to detail."

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    Noerr - Intellectual Property

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    Band 3

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    Basic facts about the department
    - Heads of department: Viktor Gerbutov and Vyacheslav Khayryuzov

    Basic facts about the department Covers a broad range of IP matters, including IP litigation, parallel import and unfair competition cases. Focuses on the automotive, food and clothing, engineering and internet industries. Also assists with protecting IT companies' trade marks. Additional expertise in franchising and licensing agreements.

    Strengths Clients praise the team's problem-solving skills: "We are very happy with our lawyers; they resolved all our problems."

    Work highlights Represented Ravensburger Spieleverlag, a producer of games and puzzles, in numerous copyright infringement cases against importers.

    Significant clients Shell, Volvo, Terex, Sephora, Swatch Group.

    Notable practitioners

    Viktor Gerbutov and Vyacheslav Khayryuzov are key contacts for clients.

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    Star Individuals

    Baker McKenzie

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Eugene Arievich is recognised as a stellar IP lawyer in Russia. Sources speak highly of him, saying he is "very effective and very trusted to provide the best possible action or non-action" plan from a strategic point of view. He is the head of the CIS IP group at the firm.

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    Hogan Lovells (CIS)

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Practice head Natalia Gulyaeva advises clients from the TMT and life science sectors on IP issues. She is very well known for her work on trade marks and also acts on contentious cases. Clients say she is "very sociable, able to hear the customer and take their needs into account" with one client describing her as a "very good communicator." She advised Bayer on a number of contentious IP cases.

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    Dentons

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    St Petersburg-based department co-head Victor Naumov is recognised as an expert in the spheres of IT and IP. Sources describe him as a "well-recognised professional with a strong focus on IT law." He is known for his technical expertise in software and data protection and is involved in large-scale copyright and trade mark matters and disputes.

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    Julianna Tabastajewa

    Gowling WLG

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Julianna Tabastajewa joins the top band as one of the most experienced IP practitioners. Sources note her "broad and deep knowledge in almost every field of IP as well as good view of the commercial aspects.” She is an IP litigator with a practical approach who "boils everything down to nitty-gritty questions."

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    Dentons

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Moscow-based head of the Russian IP practice Denis Voevodin is a highly regarded and "experienced IP litigator," mostly known for trade mark-related contentious work. He assists major global brands with managing their IP assets in Russia and also acts on anti-counterfeiting matters.

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    Baker McKenzie

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Denis Khabarov heads the Moscow IP litigation and enforcement group. He is considered one of the top specialists for IP litigation, particularly for patent and trade mark disputes. "He has a lot of experience of court disputes and is very client-oriented," a source says. He recently represented Dell in a copyright dispute with the Russian Union of Right Holders valued at RUB88 million.

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    Pepeliaev Group

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Valentina Orlova has a wealth of knowledge and experience in non-contentious IP matters, especially trade mark and commercial issues involving licensing and franchise agreements. She is admired by clients for her "deep practical knowledge combined with an ability to achieve an optimal result" and quick decision-making.

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    Ekaterina Tilling

    Tilling Peters LLC

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Ekaterina Tilling of Tilling Peters LLC is especially recognised for her patent litigation work. Sources highly recommend her and describe her as "energetic and clever."

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    Band 3

    Baker McKenzie

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Margarita Divina is responsible for the firm’s non-contentious IP practice, advising on the transactional side of IP, franchise agreements, contracts and regulatory issues. She acted for Unilever on the Russian aspects of its global acquisition of the CAMAY trade mark portfolio.

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    Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Heading the IP and TMT departments, Pavel Sadovsky is well known for handling IP litigation as well as non-contentious matters. Sources describe him as a "brilliant organiser" and someone who approaches the problem in a "methodical way."

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    Goltsblat BLP

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Department head Elena Trusova is well known for trade mark protection and litigation work, and has practical experience of handling high-profile cases.

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    DLA Piper Rus Ltd

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Pavel Arievich is particularly known for his non-contentious IP practice. He focuses on trade mark law, and franchising and licensing agreements, often advising global brands on their entry into and exit from Russia. According to clients, he is "effective, client-oriented and attentive to detail."

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    Alexander Christophoroff

    Gowling WLG

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Alexander Christophoroff is recommended by sources for his expertise in IP litigation, especially in cases related to patents and inventions. Sources highlight his dispute-handling skills.

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    Baker McKenzie

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Pavel Gorokhov primarily focuses on issues related to trade mark registration, including enforcement and representation before Rospatent in contentious cases. He advised Yandex regarding its trade marks in Russia.

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    Vladislav Ugryumov

    Gowling WLG

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Vladislav Ugryumov specialises in patent litigation and prosecution, especially in the pharmaceutical sector where he has strong practical experience.

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    CMS

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Anton Bankovskiy of CMS advises on IP disputes as well as acting for clients on general IP matters. He is highly esteemed by sources for his "strong knowledge of IP issues" and for being "ready for dialogue and client-oriented."

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    TM Defence Legal Services

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Yana Brutman focuses on the protection of IP rights, including domain disputes in criminal matters. Sources speak of her "always timely advice and fast feedback" and describe her as "effective" and able to "negotiate difficult issues."

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    Borenius

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Pavel Savitsky of Borenius advises on copyright, trade mark and IP transactional matters. He has particular expertise in the IT sector, where he advises Russian clients on e-commerce and outsourcing software development. According to one client, "he is very good at taking complex areas of law and making them easy to understand."

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    Konstantin Suvorov

    ARTA

    From the Chambers Europe guide

    Konstantin Suvorov has co-established ARTA in late 2016. He focuses on patent and trade mark registration and litigation. He also handles copyright disputes and is involved in unfair competition cases. Clients praise his attentiveness and personal approach.

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