Hogan Lovells

Intellectual Property Department

Russia
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What the team is known for Excellent team advising on the full range of IP matters. Particularly active in contentious patent and trade mark cases. Advises on IP portfolio management and anti-counterfeiting mandates, with the proven capacity to handle trade mark registrations and enforcement for clients operating in multiple jurisdictions across the CIS. Acts for a diverse client base consisting of blue-chip multinational corporates from the TMT, FMCG and automotive industries.

Strengths"The lawyers are available 24/7, which is really impressive; even when they're abroad or in other hearings they call me back immediately," states one client.

Interviewees praise the lawyers' English language skills and say that their "advice is always concise and well written."

Work highlights Assisted Ford with the management of its trade mark portfolio in Russia and other CIS countries.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Natalia Gulyaeva is widely recognised as a leading figure in the Russian IP market. Clients are quick to highlight her experience, with one explaining that "she gives us a feeling of calm; we know nothing will go wrong when she's involved." Sources also applaud her bespoke approach to mandates, saying: "She takes into account the client's opinions and gives specific recommendations as to the most convenient solution."

Counsel Vironika Pilyugina is noted for her key supporting role on many of the firm's contentious mandates. One source explains: "She thinks two steps ahead of the opponent, so she can predict their next move and cut it off."