Gowling WLG Moscow IP team recognized in Chambers Europe 2020

16 March 2020

Gowling WLG has once again been recognized as one of the top Russian intellectual property law firms by Chambers Europe. In addition, Alexander Christophoroff and Vladislav Ugryumov from the firm’s Moscow office have been named among the leading Russian IP lawyers in the guide's 2020 edition.

The firm’s Russian IP team is described in the guide as having a "highly regarded intellectual property practice assisting significant international brands with all IP needs." A client praised the group for its pragmatism, commenting: "They understand the commercial needs of Western clients, so they're good on turnaround, client responsiveness and keeping communication clear."

Two named leading Russian IP lawyers

As part of his practice, Christophoroff defends international fast-moving consumer goods, retail and automotive clients against domestic infringers and counterfeiters. He also acts for international clients on cancellation and registration disputes against Rospatent, the official Russian agency in charge of IP. "He's a famous trade mark attorney," a source said, while another confirms: "He's definitely good."

Ugryumov has extensive experience working in the life sciences sector, and specializes in patent litigation and prosecution with a particular focus on representing international pharmaceutical companies. "He is very good at what he does, and he can always be reached," a client said.

Chambers Europe is one of the world's foremost legal directories, and serves as a trusted reference for in-house counsel and executives seeking to identify Europe's top lawyers and firms. Rankings are based on extensive peer and client interviews that assess technical legal ability, client service, professional conduct, commitment and diligence.

The rankings follow a string of recent successes for Gowling WLG's global IP team. Earlier this month, Gowling WLG was named "Russia – Trademark Firm of the Year" and "UK Design Firm of the Year" at the MIP EMEA Awards 2020.

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