DLA Piper LLP

Intellectual Property Department

Russia
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What the team is known for Attracts attention for handling commercial IP matters, including the structuring and registration of franchise and licence agreements. Represents international brands in the prosecution and enforcement of trade marks. Also handles domain name disputes, anti-counterfeiting matters and parallel import cases for major clients in the automotive, FMCG and fashion sectors.

Strengths"The lawyers are thorough, pay attention to detail and have extensive cross-border experience," notes one interviewee.

"They have profound knowledge of IP law," states another source, going on to say: "They are always friendly and available."

Work highlights Acted for Bauer Media on revocation proceedings against a Russian company that registered a similar trade mark to Bauer's own protected marks.

Notable practitioners

Highly regarded Julianna Tabastajewa joined DLA Piper from Gowling WLG in early 2019. She is best known for her work on trade mark and domain name litigation matters for international brands. Sources describe her as a "tenacious litigator."

Pavel Arievich advises on a broad range of issues including domain name disputes, franchise agreements and trade mark registrations. One client says: "I can call him any time and he replies; he always finds the time to help." "He gives very fast, very relevant advice," reports another impressed source.