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Managing Partner: Mr Mikhail Khmara
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 26
Languages: English, German, Russian

Firm Overview:
For 27 years in a row, since 1993, an internationally reputed team of IP professionals has successfully represented the interests of clients in Russia and the surrounding CIS countries. Efficient services enabled this team to gain the leading position among IP firms of the former Soviet Union. Founded as a three-person partnership, ARS-Patent has developed into a firm with 26 attorneys and about 60 support staff. Since its earliest beginnings, ARS-Patent has been pioneering in the emerging markets of the Former Soviet Union with a focus on providing superior effective, assessable and comprehensive intellectual property law services in a proficient and timely manner. ARS-Patent has assembled a strong team of professionals capable of quickly and efficiently solving even the most complex and novel issues faced by clients. Across offices in St Petersburg and Moscow, the 26 patent and trademark attorneys annually handle a portfolio of more than 1200 patent filings per year, 600 new trademark filings, 400 international trademark registrations and license and assignment agreements. Special attention is always given towards the protection of the domestic and international clientele in Russian courts and government authorities. The cornerstone of ARS-Patent is its philosophy of personalised client service. The firm is confident that the interests of its clients are best served by having open and interactive communication with clients. With an ARS-Patent attorney, clients can expect to receive well researched and thought-out answers to their legal questions and practical solutions. ARS-Patent is committed to remaining independent and has a mission not only to provide result-oriented legal advice but also to support a high-level standard of IP counsel in private practice. ARS-Patent is proud that many of its clients have trusted and remained faithful with the firm over two decades.

Main Areas of Practice:

Patent Prosecution:
ARS-Patent handles over 1200 new Russian and Eurasian patent applications a year (including Russian and Eurasian national phase of International applications). The great majority of them constitute applications from foreign clients.

Patent Litigation:
ARS-Patent represents domestic and foreign clients in various courts, including the newly established Court for Intellectual Property Rights.

Trademark Prosecution:
ARS-Patent handles more than 1000 trademark applications a year, including those filed through the Madrid Agreement, CTM etc.

Trademark Litigation:
ARS-Patent represents domestic and foreign clients in various Russian courts, Antimonopoly Authority, Customs Authority, etc.

Design Prosecution:
ARS-Patent handles several hundred industrial design applications a year.

The lawyers of ARS-Patent handle various copyright cases in the Russian courts, mostly co-ordinated with trademark and industrial design cases.

Key Clients:
Airbus, Beijing Xiaomi Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd, BSH Bosh und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Coca-Cola Corp., Claas KG, F.Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Fischer Controls Int. Inc., Ford Global Technologies, LLC, General Electric Comp., Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Koninklijke Philips N.V., Novo Nordisk A/S, NTT DoCoMo, Porsche AG, Valio Ltd, ZTE Inc., and others.