Irina Kosovskaya is a counsel in Gowling WLG's Moscow office and member of the firm's IP litigation practice.
Irina has more than 14 years of experience advising clients on all kinds of intellectual property matters and data protection compliance. She has also been practising IP litigation since 2005.
She focuses her extensive practice on IP rights protection (including trademarks, appellations of origin, patents, designs, software and copyright), as well as dispute resolution in the Chamber for Patent Disputes at Rospatent, in Russian state commercial courts, including the Intellectual Property Court and in courts of general jurisdiction.
She also has significant experience in IP rights prosecution and IP transactions.
Over the course of her career, Irina has successfully advised multinational and Russian clients in various industry sectors, including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, technology and software, leisure and hotels, publishing, food and beverage, and consumer goods.
Her career includes working as an expert at the Department of Judicial Representation of Rospatent, a senior in-house IP lawyer of a Russian alcohol industry market leader, the Deputy Head of IP Protection Department of a Russian patent firm, a senior counsel of a international IP boutique law firm, as well as a senior associate in the IP practice of a top Russian law firm.
Irina Kosovskaya is a qualified Russian trademark and patent attorney and Eurasian patent attorney. She is also a member of the Moscow Bar Association, the Chamber of Russian Patent Attorneys, the International Trademark Association (INTA), the International Bar Associated (IBA) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).
Irina is recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as a Rising Star. According to a client, Irina Kosovskaya is a "business-oriented lawyer who clearly understands priorities and provides valuable straight-to-the-point advice, clear opinions and suggestions."
Irina graduated with honors from the law school of the Academic Law University of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She holds an LL.M. degree in German and European Law with honors from the Westphalian Wilhelm University of Muenster, Germany. Irina took postgraduate courses at the Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property and got her interpreter’s diploma at the Moscow State Linguistic University.
She is fluent in Russian, English and has good working skills in German.