Sojuzpatent is the oldest leading law firm providing IP protection services in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Sojuzpatent’s team of over 160 qualified specialists includes 50 registered Russian and Eurasian patent and trademark attorneys and litigation lawyers offering incisive and highly practical expertise in all disciplines of science and technology.
The name Sojuzpatent comes from the word ‘sojuz’ or ‘soyuz’ meaning ‘union’. The name ‘Sojuz’ is traditionally associated with cooperation and friendship.
During the Soviet era, Sojuzpatent was the only organisation of patent attorneys in the country and the only entity authorised to deal with foreign entities on IP protection matters. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Sojuzpatent became a limited liability partnership owned by its attorneys.
Throughout its nearly 100-year evolution, Sojuzpatent’s main goal has always been the provision of IP rights protection in Russia and other states – for both domestic and foreign applicants. Its decades of cooperation with the Russian Trademark and Patent Office, the Russian Academy of Sciences, international trade organisations and industrial enterprises have given Sojuzpatent a unique depth of experience in all IP matters. Over the years, Sojuzpatent has developed long-lasting relations with many world-known companies. Particularly, Sojuzpatent continues to renew some trademarks that were first registered as long ago as in the 1920’s.
Sojuzpatent has established its reputation within the international IP community, developing trusted connections with leading law firms around the world.
Sojuzpatent is proud of its history. Our team members consistently bring the successes of the past into their daily work routines while confidently preparing for the future.
The firm’s professionals have extensive experience in trademark, patent and design prosecution and enforcement, including opposition proceedings, cancellations, infringement, anti-counterfeiting and parallel import cases, and advise on IP commercialization and other IP matters. Sojuzpatent’s lawyers successfully represent our clients before the Russian Chamber for Patent Disputes and all Russian courts, as well as before some foreign courts. Our clients represent about 90 countries around the Globe and include Fortune 500 companies, academic research institutions, governments and municipalities, start-ups, and individual inventors.
Sojuzpatent uses customised software that allows for keeping track of various sorts of deadlines, taking into consideration every client’s specific requirements, ensuring transparent and timely billing, processing big volumes of IP data.
Sojuzpatent’s professional liability is covered by a policy issued by one of the world’s top insurers.
A.Zalesov & Partners — a full-service IP law firm, established by known Russian patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law (advocates) to assist their long standing clients in the most efficient way. The company gives IP advice, handles litigation (patents, trademarks and designs) and provides services in patent, design and trademark prosecution in the Russian Patent and Trademark Office and in the Eurasian Patent Office.
A.Zalesov & Partners handles our international clients' patent and trademark portfolios (including Madrid System registrations) in Russia and the neighbouring countries (also through the Eurasian patent system), including the countries of the Eurasian Custom and Economic Union.
A.Zalesov & Partners provides a full range of IP services, including patent drafting and prosecution, filing applications for the plant varieties, trademark registration, software and copyright registration, conducting searches, FTOs and validity opinions, IP invalidation and infringement disputes.
Competitive advantages of A.Zalesov & Partners:
High personal success rates in IP disputes
Patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law of the firm are known for their very high success rate in patent invalidation (over 25 invalidated invention patents in the last 4 years with success rate over 76 percent while the average is 30 percent) and infringement trials (both as representative of plaintiffs and defendants).
Founders are recommended and highly recommended by renown editions
Surveys conducted by legal and business publications consistently rank partners of the firm Aleksey Zalesov and Irina Ozolina as leading IP professionals focused on contentious patent and trademark work in Russia.
Compliance and professional ethics
The company has adopted Internal Compliance Policy in accordance with high international standards.
A.Zalesov & Partners motivated and experienced team consists of high-qualified experts in patent prosecution and in IP litigation who share our commitment to both meeting and exceeding our clients' expectations while upholding the highest professional and ethical standards. To give our clients A to Z services in IP protection we are keen to have the best professionals in every field that our clients might need.
The A.Zalesov & Partners team is bound by professional ethics of patent and trademark attorneys set out by the law. The founders of the company being attorneys-at-law are also bound by the Code of Professional Ethics of Advocates, setting out the high corporate standards for lawyers. Our status of attorneys-at-law gives our clients possibility to enjoy all the benefits of the client-attorney priviledge, including strict immunity of client-attorney information from any disclosure, including disclosure on demand of administrative bodies, prosecutors, etc.
Network Memberships: INTA, AIPPI, Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys
Gorodissky & Partners is the largest IP practice in Russia with its headquarters in Moscow, 12 branch offices in Russia and 1 — in Ukraine. It was originally founded by patent/trademark attorneys and lawyers who commenced their professional careers in 1959.
It is the only IP law firm in Russia that provides services in accordance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001: 2015, which guarantees the high quality of services provided and confirms compliance with international quality management standards.
It is a unique and highly professional team of 140 patent/trademark attorneys and IP lawyers with profound knowledge in various fields of science, technology and law and also with considerable experience and practice of successful representation of clients' interests in the Russian and foreign PTOs, courts and administrative bodies.
We create modern strategies of IP management for companies aimed at manufacturing new products and offering new services. We provide individual and professional approach to each of our clients among whom are major industrial companies and corporations, academic, research and financial institutions, SMEs, entrepreneurs and individuals (authors and inventors), public and state organizations.
We possess the art of IP consulting in every business sector including IT, media and telecommunications, pharmacy and biotechnology, mechanics and industrial manufacturing, consumer goods and retail, entertainment and sports.
Network Memberships: AIPPI, FICPI, LESI, IFA, INTA, MARQUES, ECTA, PTMG, AIPLA, EFL, IDI, ICC, CCI France Russie, Russian Franchise Association (RAF), the Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys, the Council of Eurasian Patent Attorneys, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Global Alliance PrivacyRules.
Operating in Moscow since 1991, Gowling WLG pairs superb client service with in-depth local experience to help clients navigate Russia’s complex intellectual property landscape. Our clients in Russia represent all global sectors, and include 65 Fortune 500 companies.
Comprising some of Russia’s top IP lawyers, litigators, and brand protection, trademark and patent attorneys, our Moscow team has specialized skill across all areas of IP law. All of our attorneys are Russian-qualified, and many of our patent professionals have advanced degrees in chemistry, biology, technology and medicine.
With a view to ensuring our clients are fully protected across their entire portfolio, our practice caters to all forms of IP rights. Our full-lifecycle service offering includes prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement, brand protection (anti-counterfeiting), technology transfers, IP transactions, opinions, and litigation and dispute resolution.
As home to the largest foreign IP practice in Russia, Gowling WLG advises clients across the entire CIS region, Ukraine and the Baltic States. Through our network of carefully selected local firms in the region, we coordinate IP prosecution and litigation in all 15 countries of the former Soviet Union, including the nine Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) countries, as well as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.