Alexey Vakhnin

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Bronze - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

One of the longest-established boutiques in Russia, Vakhnina and Partners is resolutely forward-thinking in its approach – as evidenced by its ranking among the country’s top online trademark filers. “The firm has a history of success and a reputation for honesty, efficiency and expertise. Its service is prompt and customised, and it has broad knowledge of Russian law and practice.” Colgate Palmolive, Lavazza, Samsung, HTC, JCB and Hyundai are among those that appreciate its flawless prosecution; while engine manufacturer Rulmenti has sought it out for anti-counterfeiting support and Agio Pharmaceuticals has enlisted it for steadfast representation in trademark infringement and unfair competition disputes. Founder Tatyana Vakhnina is the only trademark attorney in Russia to be acknowledged as an honorary advocate in the IP field, having practised IP law since the 1980s. She is famed for securing a massive $1.1 million in a precedent-setting damages claim. Managing partner Alexey Vakhnin is “one of the best trademark practitioners in Russia”: “He is very professional and responsive, yet sincere and friendly to work with.”

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