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.
ARS-Patent is one of the leading Intellectual property firms in Russia with over twenty five years of experience in IP law.
The guiding principle of our firm is to ensure that the needs of each client are reflected in an individually tailored service, provided in the most proficient, cost-effective and timely manner.
Established in 1993, ARS-Patent has a long record of serving domestic and foreign clients interested in securing their intellectual property rights in Russia, Eurasian region and abroad. Launched as a three-person partnership, ARS-Patent has developed into a firm with 26 patent and trademark attorneys and about 60 members of support staff. From early on, it was one of our priorities to assemble a team of professionals with in-depth knowledge of technology and IP law. And we are pleased that it has not stayed unnoticed: year after year patent and trademark attorneys of ARS-Patent remain recognized in prestigious international and domestic rankings.
ARS-Patent’s team members come from a wide range of industries and academic fields, which enables our firm to connect each client with the expert best suited to quickly grasp and effectively address client’s specific needs.
ARS-Patent is doing its utmost to keep up-to-date on rapidly developing IP practice in Russia and worldwide. To stay informed on the latest technological advancements, our team members regularly attend the largest international conferences and events hold for industry and research communities.
ARS-Patent provides a comprehensive range of IP services in Russia and Eurasian region. In Eurasia we act as a single point of contact for clients seeking to obtain regional protection covering Russia and 7 other former Soviet republics: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan – the signatories of the Eurasian Patent Convention.
Our services cover all aspects of Intellectual Property law, including trademarks, industrial designs, inventions and utility models, software and databases, domain names and copyrights. We handle filing, prosecution, opposition, maintenance, transaction and enforcement of intellectual property rights related to all kinds of technological advancements, ranging from spacecrafts to pharmaceuticals.
Apart from the above, ARS-Patent also assists clients at pre-filing stage. Our specialists perform comprehensive clearance searches and evaluations of applications to prevent our clients from wasting their time and money on filing non-patentable or non-registrable matters. As one of post-grant services we offer trademark watching, which has proved to be effective in ceasing infringements at their earliest stage.
Clients can rely on us for providing anti-counterfeiting measures, including establishment of co-operation with the police, interaction with the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, representation of client’s interests before the Customs authority and recording trademarks in the Customs Register.
Network Memberships: AIPLA, AIPPI, FICPI, INTA, ITMA, LES International, MARQUES, PTMG, Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys
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.
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.