General Business Law Department

Russia Regions
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What the team is known for Novosibirsk-based IP boutique assisting clients with all manner of contentious and non-contentious mandates. Acts on trade mark and patent disputes as well as copyright infringement cases. Also acts on contentious and non-contentious registration and licensing issues, including cross-border registration across the Eurasian Patent Organisation. Represents both domestic and international clients, often acting as local counsel for law firms without a Russian presence. Additionally assists with cross-border contentious issues.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's bespoke style of client service: "They are able to find unexpected and creative solutions to problems."

Another source describes the team as "reliable, effective and quick."

Work highlights Assisted inMusic Brands with the trade mark registration of its MPC brand following its refusal by Rospatent.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Ekaterina Shekhtman assists clients with IP rights protection that also includes representation in contentious cases. Sources highlight her market insight, explaining: "She has expert knowledge of the Russian trade mark system and understands our needs."