Alrud Law Firm

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The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

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Full-service law firm ALRUD includes a 360-degree trademark practice as part of its broad corporate offering and the reviews for its “precise, helpful advice” are overwhelmingly positive. From portfolio management to cross-border disputes, anti-counterfeiting strategies and IP-rich deals, the group covers it all – and not only in Russia, but across the entire CIS region and further afield through collaborations with many esteemed international law firms. Heading up the department is Maria Ostashenko, an IP and advertising law expert with a keen eye for online and digital trademark infringement threats. She regularly teams up with senior associate Ilya Khodakov; the pair recently untangled the threads of a complex counterfeiting action relating to the import of approximately $5 million-worth of goods on behalf of Japanese healthcare company Olympus Corporation. A poised performer both in court and at the deal negotiating table, Khodakov “combines broad legal knowledge with a practical and personal approach to achieve excellent results. He is a business-oriented person who is always one step ahead and his communications are easily understood by non-lawyers”.

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