Russia

In February 2020 Russia signed the Agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin, alongside its follow EAEU member states (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan). The signing of this agreement was long awaited and constitutes a significant step towards the establishment of a unified IP system for the EAEU, which will allow international businesses to obtain trademark protection across all member states in one fell swoop. This system will be more efficient and cost effective than the current regime and filings will be universally understood, as all will be translated into Russian. Meanwhile, domestic filings are becoming ever more efficient, as more firms say goodbye to paper and adopt a streamlined, electronic approach. In non-traditional marks news, a law passed in July 2020 allows applicants registering 3D models to obtain electronic protection documents which are equivalent to traditional certificates.

Firms: enforcement and litigation

Firms: prosecution and strategy

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Gorodissky & Partners 
  • Gowling WLG
  • Hogan Lovells
  • ARS-Patent
  • DLA Piper
  • Euromarkpat
  • Patent & Law Firm YUS LLC
  • Pepeliaev Group
  • Sojuzpatent 
  • A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm 
  • Alrud Law Firm
  • Capital Legal Services LLC
  • Gardium
  • INTELLECT
  • KIAP Attorneys at Law
  • Krivtsov & Partners
  • Lidings Law Firm
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Noerr LLP
  • PETOŠEVIĆ
  • Vakhnina and Partners

A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm 

Litigation-focused A Zalesov & Partners “is very service oriented and flexible in adapting its work and costs according to specific client needs. In the context of negotiations, the team strikes the right balance, being firm but compromising”. The group has lately fought a number of key battles and set precedents – one particular highlight being a successful appeal of a Rospatent refusal to acknowledge Ferrero Group’s RAFAELLO trademark as well known. Highly adept at administrative and civil judicial trademark infringement litigation, the set also has a singular facility for anti-counterfeiting, orchestrating major raids and seizures. Eponymous founder Aleksey Zalesov has been an IP mover and shaker for more than 25 years and consistently draws positive feedback: “Straightforward, uncomplicated, reliable and swift, he’s excellent to work with.” Similarly talented senior partner Irina Ozolina is “a reliable expert in trademark law and unfair competition and an experienced hand at managing delicate and complicated issues before the trademark office and the courts. Extremely cooperative and helpful, she gives precise suggestions and quick but complete answers”.

Alrud Law Firm

“ALRUD has tremendous lawyers, provides an excellent service and communicates well with clients and co-counsel.” The sterling IP group sits alongside comparably impressive teams in corporate law, tax and dispute resolution, all of which cooperate closely to render joined-up advice. The firm has been adding to an already stacked roster of clients that includes many household names; they particularly appreciate its intimate familiarity with Russian proceedings and expansive international network. At the forefront of the practice are Maria Ostashenko and Ilya Khodakov – the former a transactional IP expert with a gift for effective rights management and protection; the latter a versatile IP, advertising and data ace. Coming in for special praise, rising star Khodakov “responds quickly, never fails to meet deadlines and gives well-considered, proactive and useful trademark advice”.

ARS-Patent

For more than 25 years, ARS-Patent has been a Russian IP frontrunner. It is currently home to a grand total of 26 patent and trademark attorneys – all of them staunch protectors of trademarks and other intangible assets not just in Russia, but throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). On the trademark side, the ensemble has been busy with portfolio management mandates, anti-counterfeiting briefs and litigation, showcasing its do-it-all credentials. Among those driving successful outcomes for clients is Kirill Osipov, whose clever argumentation on behalf of BASF saw an unfavourable first-instance judgment overturned in a case involving confusingly similar trademarks and the award of monetary compensation. Osipov is an accomplished litigator who is equally comfortable with trademark, patent and copyright suits. Heading up the trademark department is Anna Bogdanova, whose practice encompasses IP prosecution and transactions, as well as unfair competition law. Adding depth are Elena Solovyova and Tatiana Tarasova – both provide sage counsel informed by a combination of hard and soft IP know-how.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s brand protection prowess is hard to beat: the world-leading trademark firm – which has numerous former Rospatent examiners on deck – has an outstanding track record securing well-known status for trademarks in Russia. The firm licks portfolios into optimal shape while delivering valuable insight and coordinating enforcement efforts, making it a favourite of prestigious names such as Starbucks. Protecting the Seattle coffee company’s famous marks from dilution and infringement across the CIS are Eugene Arievich and Pavel Gorokhov, both of whom bring deep strategic nous to the practice. They draw on the support of associate Mariana Grigorova, a “rising star with crystal-clear communication skills and solid business understanding”. On the litigation side, recent highlights include representing Christian Louboutin in a sweeping enforcement campaign to protect its celebrated red sole trademark. Coordinating this matter is IP head Denis Khabarov, a renowned specialist in intellectual property and dispute resolution. Alongside him on the litigation team, Darya Ermolina makes her debut in the WTR 1000 thanks to her innovative approach and dedication. Another senior associate making his mark is Yuri Yahin, who joined the firm in 2019; over a decade in the field, he has crafted IP strategies, represented clients before Rospatent and drafted a range of contracts and licence agreements. The transactional arm of the practice is led by Margarita Divina, who receives acclaim for her “thorough and well-reasoned advice on very complex issues”. Under her command, the group has handled several major licensing and franchising projects over the last year for large international businesses.

Capital Legal Services LLC

“Capital Legal Services is a group of business-oriented legal professionals which demonstrates a high level of expertise and is always online and available, answering questions in a timely manner.” The capable team at this full-service firm, led by Elena Berger, has been extremely busy over the last year, defending significant players in the music and film industry against infringers, building licensing strategies for international companies and meeting the trademark registration needs of clients such as Moscow’s Aviapark, the largest shopping mall in Europe. The latter task was jointly tackled by Berger and colleague Irina Onikienko, who leads the disputes practice from the front.

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP 

The Moscow base of CMS provides a start-to-finish trademark service not only within Russia, but also in neighbouring jurisdictions such as Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Belarus. Clients also benefit from the firm’s vast international network, which encompasses 300 IP attorneys in 75 offices across 43 countries. At the helm in Russia is attorney at law Anton Bankovskiy, an IP and TMT ace with a percipient take on disputes and transactions. He recently advised Japan Tobacco International on trademark and copyright infringement matters in Russia and the European Union; represented Tesla Holding in an opposition in the Russian IP Court; acted for Otis Elevator Company in a dispute over the unauthorised use of its trademarks in Russia; and overseen trademark prosecution and strategy projects for Ecolab and Carrier Corporation. “Anton Bankovskiy and CMS Russia are a solid choice, thanks to their professionalism, strong experience and deep knowledge of trademark law in Russia.”

Dentons

Russia is one of many jurisdictions worldwide in which Dentons maintains a significant IP presence. Its reliable and multifaceted Moscow contingent prosecutes and enforces trademarks for A-list brands across sectors as diverse as oil and gas, food and beverages, and pharmaceuticals. At the vanguard is Denis Voevodin, who has racked up the wins over more than three decades of litigating trademark and copyright disputes; he also brings the heat on anti-counterfeiting briefs. Allied to the firm’s vibrant contentious practice is an impressive transactional division spearheaded by Irina Stepanova, whose “amazing communication abilities shine through even in the toughest deals”.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is well positioned as a central regional IP hub for clients with cross-border needs throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Baltics. The Russian unit is prized for its transactional chops and aptitude for designing and executing astute trademark and other IP strategies. The masterminds in this regard are franchising and brand development pros Michael Malloy and Pavel Arievich. They link up frequently to deliver commercially satisfying outcomes on behalf of clients such as videogame company ZeniMax, which they recently assisted on the IP, data and e-commerce issues associated with the introduction of online games in Russia. The management of large portfolios and fraught contentious briefs are also effortlessly dispatched, enabling many clients to subcontract their entire trademark function to the group. On hand for complex disputes are Julianna Tabastajewa and Roman Golovatsky – the former known for her trademark, copyright and patent infringement litigation expertise; the latter for his procedural nous and anti-counterfeiting prowess.

Euromarkpat

Since opening its doors in 1993, the Moscow office of Euromarkpat has provided the Russian market with a comprehensive trademark offering, cementing its reputation as an “old and honourable IP firm”. Efficient trademark registration, reliable searches and smooth portfolio management are hallmarks of its service. In the spotlight is “experienced trademark registration and protection expert” Marina Grineva: “Professional and personable, she is a frequent and welcomed speaker on intellectual property at events, and always gives very broad and interesting updates on trademark practice development in Russia and abroad.” She is accompanied by transactional maven Veronika Odintsova, who is “distinguished by her profound knowledge of contract law and demonstrates thorough and deep insight into commercial IP issues”.

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

For trademark litigation in Russia, Eversheds Sutherland has established itself as a go-to. Starting out as an independent outfit before joining the Eversheds Sutherland fold – and enjoying a prodigious increase in workflow as a result – the local office now attracts instructions from high-profile global names such as Alexander McQueen, Home Credit Bank and Bayer Healthcare. The group is forward thinking and keeps the risk of litigation front of mind, resulting in effective, enduring brand strategies. Respected IP practice head Ekaterina Tilling is as comfortable on her feet in the Supreme Court as she is before Rospatent’s Chamber of Patent Disputes and the competition authorities. She has carved a niche in the IT sector through the support she provides to players such as Yandex, for which she recently prevailed in invalidation proceedings.

Gardium

“Gardium fulfils all trademark requests in a timely manner and provides a service that is a cut above the rest.” Established in 2004, the trademark registration and enforcement specialist is home to more than 20 lawyers and Russian and Eurasian patent attorneys who have registered more than 7,000 trademarks in the last five years, including several which have earned well-known status – most recently one for the PIK Group. No stranger to contentious work, its practitioners also regularly appear in office actions, have visited the Supreme Court twice in the last two years and supervise many successful anti-counterfeiting efforts, including for MAN Truck & Bus. Project manager Ekaterina Chilimova and head of legal support Irina Reznikova are key contacts.

Gorodissky & Partners 

Gorodissky & Partners continues to top the Russian trademark filing charts. The Moscow-headquartered firm has a substantial network of 12 offices stationed across the country, as well as a base in Ukraine, giving it the resources and spread to seamlessly coordinate prosecution throughout the CIS. The ensemble also puts in polished performances on the contentious front; as an example, it recently met with considerable anti-counterfeiting success on behalf of BMW. Gorodissky’s clients also benefit from unique software which helps them to monitor the management of their intangible assets online, as well as in the physical markets of Russia and Eurasia. Managing partner Valery Medvedev has provided exceptional leadership to the group for the last two decades and has been a fixture of the IP scene for twice as long. His steady crew includes head of trademarks Alexey Kratiuk and Natalia Nikolaeva. Kratiuk has special knowledge of non-traditional trademarks; and Nikolaeva blends trademark, copyright and unfair competition expertise. Another standout is Sergey Medvedev, who is hailed for his trademark law and licensing know-how; he has recently been consulting for Marriott Group on a series of transactions relating to the opening of hotels across Russia. Continuing to create new opportunities in overseeing the firm’s business development is veteran litigator Vladimir Biriulin.

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG focuses on intellectual property 100% in Russia, to superb effect. It handles local brand protection, enforcement and commercialisation with poise and gives clients easy access to rich resources around the world, as an integral component of a 200-strong specialist team spread across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Its prestigious clientele includes Louis Vuitton, which called on it in 2019 to manage its trademark and design portfolio in Russia and 10-plus other countries; and Facebook, which instructs it on trademark prosecution and strategy matters. The contact for both is Maria Aronikova, whose well-rounded contentious and non-contentious skillset makes her a shrewd problem spotter and solver. Similarly versatile, Alexander Christophoroff never fails to deliver exceptional value for clients. The former Rospatent general counsel and board member – and current president of the Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys – has prosecution on lock and has set many benchmarks in complex litigation. With a focus on the latter, Marina Drel is another decisive advocate for companies to deploy when in need of a win. Transactional IP briefs, meanwhile, are addressed with finesse by Yulia Yarnykh, a “fast, dedicated professional who always goes the extra mile”. “Yulia is an excellent project manager who makes things seem simple even when coordination of experts across the world is required.” A fantastic motivator for the practice and a strategic ally for clients, David Aylen serves as Russia managing partner: “David is incredibly seasoned and takes a creative and cost-conscious approach, which brings about successful outcomes.”

Hogan Lovells

Celebrated as “one of the top IP litigation teams in Russia”, the Moscow office of Hogan Lovells demonstrates rare dexterity in all aspects of brand protection, enforcement and monetisation. On top of the latest global trends and deeply knowledgeable about sectors as diverse as high-technology, life sciences, clothing, toys, luxury goods and financial services, the group flawlessly safeguards clients’ rights across the CIS. Leading the line is managing partner Natalia Gulyaeva, an incredibly committed, hardworking and dynamic lawyer who sets the highest standards for her team. “Natalia is highly experienced, extremely capable and responsive. She really understands the business concerns of her clients.” The industry heavyweights that dial her up include McDonald’s Corporation and the BBC, whose TOP GEAR trademark she protects. With her on this is counsel Vironika Pilyugina, an authority on portfolio management and dispute resolution and a standout among Russia’s next generation of IP professionals.

INTELLECT

Through seven offices nationwide, INTELLECT is active in five of Russia’s eight administrative federative regions, affording it enviable domestic reach. Having begun life as a boutique in 2000, it now has capabilities in adjacent fields such as unfair competition and advertising law, which translate into holistic brand services. Over the last year, it has filed a substantial number of trademarks and acted in numerous disputes, including an infringement suit on behalf of Russkiy Kholod, one of Russia’s biggest ice cream manufacturers and exporters. This challenge was smartly handled by Moscow office and IP litigation practice head Maxim Labzin, who won a favourable trial judgment and a substantial damages award, both upheld on appeal. Peers applaud him as a “very knowledgeable and effective litigator and a creative strategist who is difficult to go up against”. Taking charge of the trademark prosecution practice is Svetlana Veresova, whose tenure with INTELLECT is approaching the two-decade mark. She files meticulously and swiftly overcomes any obstacles to effective rights protection along the way. In command of the group’s international trademark registration practice is Anna Kholobudovskaya, who manages international portfolios with a sure hand.

Ivanov, Makarov & Partners

Responsiveness and transparency are the watchwords at Ivanov, Makarov & Partners. With attorneys at law and patent and trademark attorneys on deck, the reputable boutique is ideally placed to answer all trademark questions and smooth away infringement issues. Co-founders Mark Chizhenok and Dmitry Makarov are among the group’s key talent. Recognised for his fresh thinking, Chizhenok is adept at resolving all kinds of IP disputes. All-rounder Makarov has a pristine track record both in court and administrative trademark disputes and in IP deal making.

KIAP Attorneys at Law

KIAP does it all in trademarks, providing a broad, cohesive service that chimes with domestic and international clients. First-rate prosecution and strategy, representation in administrative proceedings and protection against counterfeiters and online infringers are the order of the day; the firm also regularly advises technology start-ups on effective brand protection schemes to facilitate problem-free growth. Running the show is Elena Buranova, who previously worked in the Russian offices of two leading international law firms before taking the reins at KIAP. Her varied workload includes managing the trademark portfolio of Pochta Bank and acting in a cancellation action on behalf of Russian brewery Afanasy. Providing valuable assistance is Maxim Tabolo, fast moving up the ranks due to his “accurate and business-oriented advice”.

Krivtsov & Partners

“Krivtsov & Partners has established itself as a united team of practitioners who constantly improve their professional knowledge and skills.” Companies across the industry spectrum instruct it to register trademarks, design brand strategies, move on infringers and commercialise rights, confident that they are in safe hands. Recent projects include an enforcement action on behalf of restaurant chain Sushi City against infringers in the Moscow region. This brief was handled in part by Elena Boravaya, who earns praise for her “professional, detailed, highquality approach”.

Lidings Law Firm

Equipped with a toolkit for any trademark matter going, Lidings shines brightest on high-stakes litigation. Despite having a single office in Moscow, the outfit can coordinate significant disputes regionally and has a special knack for devising successful anti-counterfeiting strategies. Moomin Characters Oy Ltd is one international player which recently benefited from the enforcement prowess of IP practice head Boris Malakhov, who is additionally a trusted adviser to numerous pharmaceutical companies on both the patent and trademark sides, and has further know-how in advertising and data protection. He has a frequent collaborator in managing partner Andrey Zelenin, who is well versed in all aspects of intellectual property and can hammer out favourable outcomes in difficult disputes in the life sciences, fast-moving consumer goods and high-technology spheres.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

In Russia, international firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius has a well-built team of five seasoned IP lawyers, all lauded for their perceptive approach to multi-jurisdictional trademark strategy briefs, transactions and litigations. On the commercial IP side, the set has been engaged on significant matters recently on behalf of renowned film and TV studios: HBO received cross-border advice in relation to the production of Chernobyl, a task which required deep familiarity with Russian, Ukrainian and former Soviet law; while Sony Pictures Entertainment sought counsel in relation to a multi-year feature film licence agreement. Moscow office head Ksenia Andreeva, who played a major role on both projects, is tipped for her insight into technology-driven business sectors. She is particularly adept when it comes to licensing, franchising and IP-related negotiations.

Noerr LLP

Having established its Russian base 25 years ago, Noerr – which counts IP among its strongest areas – has built a reputation for its proficient, commercially focused practice in the region and beyond. As well as dispensing trademark advice to brand leaders such as Procter & Gamble, the group has recently acted in crucial precedent-setting litigations for Swatch Group, Shell and Volvo. All are patrons of dispute resolution head Viktor Gerbutov. Throughout his 16-year tenure with Noerr, he has demonstrated great leadership in trademark litigation and a flair for internet-related disputes – a topic he has taught on at the National Research University Higher School of Economics for the past five years.

Patent & Law Firm YUS LLC

Patent & Law Firm YUS is home to an army of 60 IP practitioners, including eight Eurasian patent attorneys and 24 Russian trademark and patent attorneys. The firm’s strong connections worldwide ensure it can secure protection in almost every country around the globe for a glittering catalogue of clients. Samsung, Huawei and Nestlé are just a handful of the multinationals that have enlisted it for prosecution recently, all ably assisted by a resolute team of attorneys which includes head of the foreign trademark and patent department Elena Schelkunova and senior specialist Olesya Zakharova. Legal department head Maria Lovtsova is a go-to for opposition and invalidation actions and expertise on non-traditional marks. Managing partner Sergey Lovtsov has chalked up more than four decades of experience and sets a high standard for this group of “responsive, reliable and accurate” professionals: “The people at YUS are easy to work with and their advice is well founded, thorough and transparent, and comes at a reasonable cost.”

Pepeliaev Group

Few can match the astonishing track record of Pepeliaev Group: it has a hit rate of over 95% in civil and commercial litigation and has faced just seven refusals from Rospatent in the past five years, four of which it successfully overturned. It is no wonder that companies of all stripes from all corners of the globe seek it out to register and protect their trademarks in Russia and elsewhere. Licensing work is also high on the agenda and dispatched with aplomb by the commercially attuned group. Head of Practice Valentina Orlova is an integral cog in both the registration and licensing functions of the practice: “Valentina has a strong academic background in law and is highly respected for her in-depth knowledge of trademarks.”

PETOŠEVIĆ

Hailed as “a safe harbour in a challenging jurisdiction” by its international clientele, PETOŠEVIĆ nimbly manages the portfolios of myriad household names in sectors ranging from food and beverages to high technology. The firm is well resourced, with 120 professionals working from 16 offices to cover 30 Central and Eastern European jurisdictions. The Russian contingent operates across the trademark spectrum, but is at its best in prosecution. The engine of the local practice is Tatyana Kulikova, who jointly heads the Russia and Belarus offices. She effortlessly traverses the contentious/non-contentious divide, “expertly handling the most complex of matters and thinking outside the box”. She and her team garner glowing client reviews: “My company has received a very sound, effective and prompt response from PETOŠEVIĆ every time we’ve required IP assistance in Russia. Tatyana and her team are an excellent one-stop shop for trademarks.”

Sojuzpatent 

Sojuzpatent stands out for its “efficient and effective representation and business-friendly counsel”. As the oldest IP firm in its jurisdiction, it has a rich tradition which it continues to build on in representing elite brand owners such as British-American Tobacco, Huawei, Nestlé and Unilever. The prosecution and litigation groups collaborate closely to deliver holistic, forward-thinking guidance. Heading up the trademark department is Tatiana Petrova, whose 15-plus years of experience at major international law firms have sharpened her ability to manage sweeping portfolios – a task she undertakes for Hasbro and Samsung. On the contentious front, the group has an ace up its sleeve in the form of Maria Plotkina, who has lately performed with precision on anti-counterfeiting briefs, cancellation actions, domain name disputes and licensing matters.

Vakhnina and Partners

Boutique Vakhnina & Partners serves as a one-stop shop for global brand owners seeking a central hub through which to file trademarks in Russia and neighbouring jurisdictions. Particularly attractive to clients is its unique trademark search system, which allows rights holders to monitor the status of their marks all over the world. With almost four decades in the game, founding partner Tatiana Vakhnina was among the first to register as a Russian patent and trademark attorney, and is the only trademark attorney in the country to have been acknowledged as an honorary advocate of Russia in the area of intellectual property. She consistently delivers on critical strategic briefs; as one example, she recently assisted JCB with brand matters arising from its expansion into the Russian market. On this, she worked jointly with managing partner Alexey Vakhnin, a versatile IP pro who undertakes a broad range of prosecution, enforcement and transactional mandates. Vakhnin is vice president of the Chamber of Trademark and Patent Attorneys of the Russian Federation.

Other recommended experts

Alexander Baranchikov, founder of Baranchikov & Partners, is a dextrous filer of trademarks and a seasoned representative in office actions. The well-qualified practitioner holds a PhD from the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property. At Dennemeyer, Larisa Lysenko provides total support to brand owners, including on advertising issues, with which she is intimately familiar. Her fluency in English, French and Spanish is highly valued when communicating with international clients. IP litigation dynamo and PATENTUS managing partner Dmitry Markanov has an impressive CV, including stints at another large IP law firm as well as in-house at a major Russian automotive company. Riika Palmos efficiently registers trademarks and acts in administrative proceedings from her base at Papula-Nevinpat, where she has been resident for the last 25 years. She serves as director of the trademark department and also heads up the firm’s Russian legal team. Egorov, Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is home to Pavel Sadovsky, whose expertise in intellectual property is supported by a fine-grained understanding of data protection and TMT law. His clients on the enforcement side have included Formula One Group and AstraZeneca; while Microsoft, Facebook and Sony Music Entertainment are among those that seek out his transactional advice. Based at Dementiev, Kliukin & Partners, Anastassia Sinitsyna manages trademark portfolios not just within Russia, but across the CIS and Eastern Europe. Advising on brand strategy, licensing and franchising and copyright law all fall within the remit of this resourceful practitioner. At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Elena Trusova counts intellectual property as one component of a broad practice which sees her act in all manner of commercial cases. Her success in trademark litigation is complemented by a sparkling counselling track record. Yana Tsygankova, the newly appointed manager of Rouse’s Russian offering, dispenses strategic brand advice to clients across a wide range of sectors, including alcoholic beverages, luxury, automotive and telecommunications. She possesses well-rounded knowledge of trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition and regulatory law.

Individuals: enforcement and litigation

  • Eugene A Arievich - Baker McKenzie
  • Alexander Christophoroff - Gowling WLG
  • Natalia Gulyaeva - Hogan Lovells
  • Denis I Khabarov - Baker McKenzie
  • Denis Voevodin - Dentons
  • Aleksey Zalesov - A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm
  • Mark Chizhenok - Ivanov, Makarov & Partners
  • Marina Drel - Gowling WLG
  • Tatyana Kulikova - PETOŠEVIĆ
  • Irina Ozolina - A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm
  • Julianna Tabastajewa - DLA Piper
  • Ekaterina M Tilling - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • Elena Trusova - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Maria Aronikova - Gowling WLG
  • Anton Bankovskiy - CMS Russia 
  • Elena Berger - Capital Legal Services LLC
  • Darya Ermolina - Baker McKenzie
  • Viktor Gerbutov - Noerr LLP
  • Roman Golovatsky - DLA Piper
  • Ilya Khodakov - Alrud Law Firm
  • Maxim Labzin - INTELLECT
  • Larisa Lysenko - Dennemeyer – The IP Group
  • Boris Malakhov - Lidings Law Firm
  • Dmitry Markanov - PATENTUS
  • Sergey Medvedev - Gorodissky & Partners 
  • Irina Onikienko - Capital Legal Services LLC
  • Kirill Osipov - ARS-Patent
  • Maria Ostashenko - Alrud Law Firm
  • Vironika Pilyugina - Hogan Lovells
  • Maria Plotkina - Sojuzpatent
  • Pavel Sadovsky - Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
  • Irina Stepanova - Dentons
  • Yana Tsygankova - Rouse
  • Yulia Yarnykh - Gowling WLG
  • Andrey Zelenin - Lidings Law Firm

Individuals: prosecution and strategy

  • Eugene A Arievich - Baker McKenzie
  • David Aylen - Gowling WLG
  • Margarita Divina - Baker McKenzie
  • Marina Grineva - Euromarkpat
  • Natalia Gulyaeva - Hogan Lovells
  • Valentina Orlova - Pepeliaev Group
  • Pavel Arievich - DLA Piper
  • Alexander Baranchikov - Baranchikov IP & IT Attorneys
  • Elena Berger - Capital Legal Services LLC
  • Vladimir Biriulin - Gorodissky & Partners 
  • Anna Bogdanova - ARS-Patent
  • Elena Buranova - KIAP Attorneys at Law
  • Michael J Malloy - DLA Piper
  • Irina Onikienko - Capital Legal Services LLC
  • Tatiana Petrova - Sojuzpatent 
  • Olesya Zakharova - Patent & Law Firm YUS LLC
  • Ksenia Andreeva - Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Maria Aronikova - Gowling WLG
  • Elena Borovaya - Krivtsov & Partners
  • Viktor Gerbutov - Noerr LLP
  • Pavel Gorokhov - Baker McKenzie
  • Anna Kholobudovskaya - INTELLECT
  • Alexey Kratiuk - Gorodissky & Partners 
  • Tatyana Kulikova - PETOŠEVIĆ
  • Sergey Lovtsov - Patent & Law Firm YUS LLC
  • Maria Lovtsova - Patent & Law Firm YUS LLC
  • Larisa Lysenko - Dennemeyer – The IP Group
  • Dmitry Makarov - Ivanov, Makarov & Partners
  • Valery Medvedev - Gorodissky & Partners 
  • Natalia Nikolaeva - Gorodissky & Partners 
  • Veronika Odintsova - Euromarkpat
  • Maria Ostashenko - Alrud Law Firm
  • Riikka Palmos - Papula-Nevinpat
  • Vironika Pilyugina - Hogan Lovells
  • Elena Schelkunova - Patent & Law Firm YUS LL
  • Anastassia Sinitsyna - Dementiev, Kliukin & Partners
  • Elena A Solovyova - ARS-Patent
  • Tatiana Tarasova - ARS-Patent
  • Alexey Vakhnin - Vakhnina and Partners
  • Tatiana Vakhnina - Vakhnina and Partners
  • Svetlana Veresova - INTELLECT
  • Yuri Yahin - Baker McKenzie
  • Yulia Yarnykh - Gowling WLG