Maria Aronikova is a partner in Gowling WLG's Moscow office, a registered trademark attorney and a certified court expert.
Maria has extensive experience in litigation, trademark rights and copyright protection, unfair competition and domain disputes. She advises with regard to unfair competition, copyright protection and domain disputes.
She has represented international and Russian applicants before the Russian Patent Office, Russian Intellectual Property Court, commercial courts and the courts of general jurisdiction on various IP issues including trademarks, copyright and corporate names.
As a certified court expert, Maria participates in court hearings as an independent IPR protection expert.
As a certified trademark agent, Maria focuses on trademark-related matters, including due diligence, prosecution, enforcement, licensing and franchising.
Maria has written numerous articles for Russian and international press on law-related topics. Prior to joining the firm, Maria was an associate with one of the "Big Four" firms in Russia.