24 Dec

Clearing the market of FMCG counterfeits

Russia’s fast-moving consumer goods market is growing thanks to increasing consumption and accelerated competition between manufacturers and retailers. Players in the market should consider IP protection, advertising and unfair competition when building an effective enforcement strategy.

Natalia Nikolaeva


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Natalia Nikolaeva joined Gorodissky & Partners in 1999 and in 2010 was promoted to partner. She advises clients on all legal aspects of IP issues, including copyright and related rights, patents and know-how, trademarks and brands, as well as other IP assets. She assists clients with IP rights enforcement and anti-piracy, and handles all kinds of IP infringement cases before the courts and administrative bodies. As one of the leading litigators at the firm, she actively enforces IP rights throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent State countries. Ms Nikolaeva counsels clients on various IP and technology transfer issues, such as licences, franchises and assignments. She conducts due diligence and participates in different corporate and commercial transactions associated with the conveyance of IP rights.