Russia

IP STARS Reviews

Patent
ARS Patent

ARS-Patent offers both IP protection and dispute resolution services. This boutique is well-regarded by market commentators in IP protection work. It has patent practitioners to deal with matters in fields such as chemistry, mechanical engineering, pharmaceutical and biotechnology. The patent department is managed by physics specialist Mikhail Khmara. Other experienced senior patent practitioners in the department are Vladimir Rybakov and Kirill Osipov. Rybakov specialises in mechanics while Osipov handles pharmaceutical and chemistry patent work. Soft IP practitioner Kseniya Ignatovich is a rising star to watch.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is one of the reliable law firms to instruct to handle patent protection and disputes in the CIS region, particularly Russia. Eugene Arievich, who is now a senior counsel, still heads up the firm's IP practice in the region. Arievich is supported by practice co-head Denis Khabarov and a team of associates, most notably rising star Yuri Pylnev. Pylnev, who was a deputy director of the Russian patent office, deals with both patent protection and disputes. Another notable practitioner in the firm is IP transactions lawyer Margarita Divina. Patent case studies show the team representing pharmaceutical, energy and engineering companies in patent office and court proceedings.

Gorodissky & Partners

Gorodissky & Partners retained Managing IP's Firm of the Year award for IP prosecution work in Russia. This leading IP firm has a large team of Russian and Eurasia patent attorneys to deal with patent work in a range of sectors including chemistry, pharmaceutical, mechanical and electrical engineering. Valery Medvedev, Yury Kuznetsov and Vladimir Biriulin are the leaders in the firm. Kuznetsov heads up the patent practice. Notable patent attorneys in the firm include Andrey Bazhenov, Elena Nazina and Sergey Dorofeev. Nazina is featured in Managing IP's Top 250 Women in IP (2019) publication. Valentin Kirillov and Mikhail Samsonov are rising stars in the patent attorney team. The firm also has experienced lawyers for disputes and other legal work such as IP transactions. The legal practice is headed by Biriulin and Evgeny Alexandrov. Ilya Goryachev is a rising star in the practice.

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is highly recommended for IP disputes in Russia. The firm also has experienced patent attorneys for patent protection and portfolio management in this jurisdiction and Eurasia. Alexander Christophoroff and Vladislav Ugryumov are the key patent practitioners in the practice. Christophoroff is qualified as a patent attorney and a lawyer. The partners are supported by a team of associate lawyers and patent attorneys, some of whom previously worked as examiners at the Russian patent office. The notable patent attorneys are Shamil Gizatullin, Anastasia Glukhareva, Vitaliy Lebedev and Ksenia Paramonova. Yulia Yarnykh is a rising star in the firm. Patent case studies show the team representing companies in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, engineering and energy. Former IP disputes partner Julianna Tabastajewa has left the firm.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells is Managing IP's Firm of the Year (2019) for patent disputes work in Russia. The firm's IP practice in Russia/CIS is headed by Natalia Gulyaeva, an IP star featured in Managing IP's Top 250 Women in IP (2019) publication. In patent disputes, Gulyaeva is supported by IP associates including rising star Vironika Pilyugina, Alexandra Bakhtiozina and Julia Gurieva. Maria Sedykh, who specialises in IP transactions, is another notable associate. Patent dispute case studies show the team advised a number of life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, including representing Novartis and Bristol-Myers Squibb in their respective patent actions against generic manufacturers.

Sojuzpatent

Sojuzpatent is one of the leading firms in Russia for patent protection and portfolio management work. The firm has a large team of patent attorneys to handle work in a range of technical fields. Chemistry specialist Tamara Fomicheva and Svetlana B Felitsyna lead the firm. Fomicheva oversees patent prosecution instructions, leading patent attorneys such as rising stars Maria V Kuptsova, Tatiana N Badaeva and Vsevolod A Vorobiev. Maxim V Mikhailov, who joined the firm in 2018, is in charge of the firm's legal department. Mikhailov leads a team of lawyers including Tatiana V Ekhlas and Mikhail V Nepomnyashchikh. Patent case studies show the firm represented companies in patent office proceedings and court disputes. Clients include Brødrene Hartmann, Orion Oyj, Sony, Huawei Technologies and Honeywell International.

Trade mark
ARS Patent

ARS-Patent has a large team of trade mark attorneys for brand protection and portfolio management work. The firm's trade mark protection practice is headed up by Anna Bogdanova, while Kirill Osipov is in charge of its legal practice. Elena Solovyova is a notable senior trade mark attorney in the firm. Kseniya Ignatovich is one of the experienced lawyers in the firm for trade mark enforcement matters.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has one of the strongest IP practices in Russia. The firm won Managing IP's Firm of the Year (2019) award for trade mark disputes. Eugene Arievich, who is now a senior counsel, is head of its CIS IP practice. The key IP partners in the department are Denis Khabarov, Margarita Divina and Pavel Gorokhov. Divina specialises in IP transactions and brand protection work, while Gorokhov and Khabarov are recognised for contentious soft IP work. The partners are supported by a team of IP associates, including Natalya Antonova, Dmitry A Grachyov and Darya Ermolina, who was noted as a rising star in the 2018 edition.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner's IP team in Russia is recommended for soft IP work, particularly trade mark protection and copyright. Elena Trusova is in charge of its Russian IP practice. She leads a team of junior lawyers with IP experience, notably Evgeny Oreshin, Natalia Belomestnova, Anton Nefedev and Irina Shurmina.
Dentons
Dentons has an IP practice that covers Russia and other CIS countries. The firm's IP team in Russia is recommended for soft IP work including IP-related transactions. Victor Naumov leads the team with support from Denis Voevodin, who heads the firm's European IP and technology practice. A notable partner for IP and technology-related transactions is Georgy Pchelintsev. The partners have a sizeable team of junior lawyers with IP experience, most notably Yana Chirko, Vladislav Arkhipov and Anastasia Zagorodnaya (Amosova). Chirko and Arkhipov are noted for advising clients in the internet and entertainment sectors.
Gorodissky & Partners

Gorodissky & Partners is Managing IP's Firm of the Year (2019) for trade mark and patent prosecution work. This long-established IP boutique is headquartered in Moscow, with branch offices across the country and in Ukraine. The firm has dedicated teams for trade mark protection and enforcement work. Vladimir Trey leads the firm's trade mark protection practice, while Vladimir Biriulin and Evgeny Alexandrov head up the legal department. Natalia Nikolaeva is one of the key lawyers in the firm for trade mark work. The partners are supported by a large team of trade mark attorneys and lawyers.

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is one of the leading firms for IP in Russia and the CIS region. The firm is highly recommended for trade mark and copyright work. Alexander Christophoroff and Marina Drel lead on soft IP instructions. Trade mark attorney Maria Aronikova, who was noted as a rising star in the 2018 edition, was promoted to partner in early 2019. The partners have a team of junior lawyers and trade mark attorneys. Yulia Yarnykh, Maria Stadnik and Maria Geraeva are notable junior trade mark practitioners in the department. Julianna Tabastajewa left the firm in early 2019.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells in Russia is highly recommended for soft IP work, including disputes and trade mark portfolio management. Natalia Gulyaeva is in charge of the firm's Russia/CIS IP practice. Gulyaeva is supported by a team of IP associates such as Julia Gurieva, Alla Gorbushina and Maria Sedykh, and senior lawyers in other departments for disputes and IP-related transactions. Notable transactional lawyers include Maria Baeva and Leonid Ervits.

Sojuzpatent

Sojuzpatent is a long-established firm respected for its IP protection and portfolio management work in Russia. The firm's managing partner is Eurasian patent attorney Svetlana B Felitsyna. Tatiana Petrova leads its trade mark department, while Maxim Mikhailov and Elena Halturina are in charge of the legal department. Another notable senior trade mark practitioner in the firm is Alexander Isaev, who is qualified as a lawyer and trade mark attorney. The senior practitioners are supported by a large team of IP administrators and associates, including Tatiana V Ekhlas, Victoria M Nikitina and Ksenia V Malugina.