Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Moscow-based practice housing an increasingly prominent team of trade mark and patent attorneys, including Eurasian patent attorneys. Predominantly acts for domestic corporates from the FMCG, retail, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. Also acts for international corporates. Best known for handling patent and trade mark filings, industrial design applications and related prosecution mandates.

Strengths Clients appreciate that the firm provides clear guidance throughout the IP registration process, saying: "The lawyers explain in detail all of the procedural steps."

Sources further praise the lawyers' ability to provide "in-depth legal opinions in a limited time frame," noting: "They provide well-organised reports in a timely manner."

Work highlights Acted for Ital Tiger on the registration of a trade mark in Russia for its brand of rat poison products. The firm assisted with an appeal against a Rospatent decision refusing to grant trade mark protection.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Dmitry Markanov is the key client contact.