ALRUD Law Firm

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Active non-contentious practice that assists with trade mark applications and IP-driven corporate transactions. Assists with the drafting of licence or franchise agreements and their registration with the Russian patent office. Represents clients across a range of sectors, including retail, life sciences and technology. Frequently works in co-operation with international law firms without a presence in Russia. Also handles anti-counterfeiting mandates.

Strengths The firm offers comprehensive support to clients, with one explaining: "Their advice is sound, they are quick to get back to us and their work is reliable."

Another source highlights the lawyers' "responsiveness and practical approach," adding: "They are attentive to details."

Work highlights Assisted Krispy Kreme with the drafting and negotiation of a franchise agreement with its Russian partner.

Notable practitioners

Counsel Maria Ostashenko heads the practice. She assists with a broad range of commercial, regulatory and contentious issues. Sources consider her "commercial, very quick and responsive."