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
Silver - Individuals: prosecution and strategy
For almost 30 years, ARS-Patent has provided full-bodied assistance across the IP spectrum. Its 26 patent and trademark attorneys in Moscow and St Petersburg, backed up by 60 support staff, process hundreds of trademark applications each year and devise and implement myriad enforcement and anti-counterfeiting campaigns. “ARS-Patent deals with prosecution seriously, efficiently and with a good ratio of quality to cost. It maintains easy relationships with clients, always taking their needs into account.” They include the likes of software giant Adobe Inc, which recently engaged the firm on trademark infringement and domain name issues. Heading up the St Petersburg office and the trademark department as a whole is the 25-year seasoned Anna Bogdanova, a trademark and unfair competition law maven who tackles both prosecution and transactional mandates with equal finesse. Spearheading the legal department is patent and soft IP expert Kirill Osipov; he handles much of the domain name work that comes the firm’s way, including the Adobe brief. Also on deck are Elena Solovyova and Tatiana Tarasova. Senior partner Solovyova completed her PhD on well-known trademarks and has published many acclaimed commentaries on the subject; while Tarasova – who has been with the firm since 2007 – dedicates herself to trademark and patent prosecution work.