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Alexander Christophoroff
Partner

Speaks: English, Russian, Spanish

Year of Call: 1997 - EAPO (patent attorney)

Year of Call: 1997 - Russia (advocate)

Year of Call: 1997 - Russia (patent attorney)

Year of Call: 1986 - Russia (lawyer)

Primary Office: Moscow

Alexander Christophoroff

Alexander Christophoroff is a partner in Gowling WLG's Moscow office, specializing in the areas of intellectual property litigation and prosecution.

His practice includes, in particular, representing clients in patent and trademark trials before the general and commercial courts, where he has been involved in many precedent-setting cases, as well as the Board of Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent & Trademark Office and anti-monopoly authorities. He has been an attorney in private practice since 1997, admitted as an Attorney at Law (advocate), Russian patent attorney and Eurasian patent attorney. Prior to this, he worked for the Russian Patent & Trademark Office as General Counsel and as a member of its Board.

He is vice-president of the Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys and is recognized as a leading Russian IP litigator by Chambers, IAM Patent 1000, World Trademark Review 1000, The Best Lawyers (including the title of Lawyer of the Year), Managing Intellectual Property and Who’s Who Legal, among others.

 


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Memberships

Career & Recognition

2016

2016

2015

September 2015

The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2015

2015

September 2015

Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2015

2015

August 2015

Expert Guides: Patents

2015

July 2015

IAM Patent 1000, 2015

2015

July 2015

Managing Intellectual Property 2015

2015

June 2015

Chambers Europe 2015

2015

May 2015

The Best Lawyers in Russia 2016

2015

April 2015

Chambers Global 2015

2015

February 2015

World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals , 2015

2015

2015

The Best Lawyers in Russia 2016

2014

December 2014

Who’s Who Legal: Russia Special Report 2014

2014

September 2014

Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014

2014

September 2014

Managing IP's IP Stars Handbook 2014

2014

July 2014

IAM Patent 1000, 2014

2014

July 2014

Who's Who Legal – The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers 2014

2014

June 2014

Managing IP ’s Trade Mark & Copyright Handbook 2014

2014

May 2014

The Best Lawyers in Russia 2015

2014

February 2014

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2014

2013

September 2013

Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers 2013

2013

July 2013

Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2013

2013

June 2013

IAM Patent 1000 , 2013

2013

May 2013

The Best Lawyers in Russia® (CIS), 2013

2013

February 2013

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 (2013)

2013

2013

BESTLAWYERS.COM and Vedomosti - Lawyer of the Year

2013

2013

Chamber of Patent Attorneys, Vice-President

2013

2013

Friends of Stanislavsky Opera, Member of the Board

2012

July 2012

IAM Patent 1000, 2012

2012

May 2012

Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners 2012

2012

April 2012

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, 2012

2011

2011

Chamber of Patent Attorneys, Member of the Board, Chairman of Professional Ethics Committee

2011 - 2013

2010

October 2010

Gowlings International Inc., Partner

2002

February 2002

Zhigachov & Christophoroff, Senior partner

February 2002 - September 2010

2002

2002

Association of Russian Patent Attorneys, Member of the Board

2002 - 2010

1999

August 1999

The Federal Judicial Center, Protection of Intellectual Property

1998

August 1998

McGuire Woods International

August 1998 - December 2001

1997

October 1997

Emory University, American Law Center in Moscow, Diploma in American Law

1997

June 1997

Zhigachov & Christophoroff, Senior partner

June 1997 - September 2008

1997

April 1997

Special Trade Policy Course of the World Trade Organization, Certificate

1997

1997

Year of Call, EAPO (patent attorney)

1997

1997

Year of Call, Russia (advocate)

1997

1997

Year of Call, Russia (patent attorney)

1991

October 1991

KIPO International Intellectual Property Training Institute, Intellectual Property

1991

February 1991

Moscow Peoople's University of Informatics, PC Computing

1987

February 1987

Higher State Courses on Patent Law and Inventive Activity, Certificate hons.

1986

July 1986

Moscow State University, JD (Hons.)

1986

June 1986

USSR/Russia Patent & Trademark Office, in-house counsel, then General Counsel and member of the Board

June 1986 - May 1997

1986

1986

Year of Call, Russia (lawyer)

Alexander Christophoroff
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Alexander Christophoroff

Alexander Christophoroff is a partner in Gowling WLG's Moscow office, specializing in...

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Alexander Christophoroff

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EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS &
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Alexander has written numerous articles in the Russian and international press on IP law-related topics.

  • "Intellectual Property, Russia and WTO", European Commission (in Russian), 2006.

Client Work

  • Successfully litigated hundreds of cases in the Russian commercial and general courts, including precedent-setting cases in the highest instances.
  • Negotiated acquisition of Russian businesses and its IP by foreign companies.
  • Negotiated settlement of a commercial and IP dispute between a St. Petersburg company and an Austrian company.

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