Irina Kosovskaya Counsel


Speaks:  English, German, Russian

Year of Call: 2015 - Eurasia (Patent Attorney)

Year of Call: 2014 - Russia (Patent Attorney)

Year of Call: 2010 - Russia (Trademark Attorney)

Year of Call: 2010 - Russia (Advocate)


Primary office:  Moscow



Irina Kosovskaya

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.
 

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Rising Star – Russia, MIP IP Stars
  • 2015

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2015
      Year of Call, Eurasia (Patent Attorney)
  • 2014

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2014
      Year of Call, Russia (Patent Attorney)
  • 2011

    • Education
       2011
      Moscow State Linguistic University, Interpreter's Diploma
  • 2010

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2010
      Year of Call, Russia (Trademark Attorney)
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2010
      Year of Call, Russia (Advocate)
  • 2009

    • Education
       2009
      Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property, PhD Studies
  • 2005

    • Education
       2005
      Westphalian Wilhelm University of Muenster, Germany, LLM (Hons.)

Memberships

  • Moscow Bar Association
  • Chamber of Russian Patent Attorneys
  • INTA
  • IBA
  • AmCham
  • Advising a global telecommunications leader on a wide range of IP protection issues in Russia, including building up a trademark portfolio and successful representation in the non-use cancellation proceedings before the Intellectual Property Court.
  • Successful representation of a group of companies responsible for the organization and promotion of one of the most famous car racing world championships in a large number of anti-counterfeiting cases, administrative and court proceedings, representation before Rospatent on trademark prosecution cases.
  • Successful representation of a well-known publishing house in a long-lasting trademark dispute.
  • Counselling and representing a European elite lingerie manufacturer on trademark prosecution matters, including a successful dispute in the Chamber for Patent Disputes.
  • Successful representation of a leading Russian alcoholic beverage producer in a big trademark dispute regarding a famous brand.
  • Advising one of the leading European commercial real estate companies in a multi-jurisdiction domain names acquisition.
  • Successful representation of a unique Russian ultrasonic systems manufacturer in two patent disputes, including a dispute before the Intellectual Property Court.
  • Successful representation of a famous international pharmaceutical company in a patent dispute before the Chamber for Patent Disputes.