Veronica Fridman is a counsel in Gowling WLG's Moscow office with more than 20 years' experience advising clients on their intangible assets in Russia and the CIS. She focuses her practice across multiple areas of IP law, and her clients include Russian and international oil & gas, pharmaceutical, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and media & entertainment giants.
As both a qualified Russian lawyer and registered Russian patent attorney, Veronica has broad experience representing clients before the Chamber of Patent Disputes, the Court for Intellectual Property Rights, as well as before local state courts, on a range of complex matters.
With each client, she works closely with the relevant business units to develop a customized IP protection strategy tailored specifically to their industry and unique needs.
Among her many accomplishments, Veronica recently successfully defended the trademark and patent rights of one of the world's leading FMCG companies in several intricate disputes related to "compatible with" and look-a-like products.
Veronica holds a PhD in jurisprudence and teaches international IP law at the Higher School of Economics.
For several years, Veronica has also been a lecturer on copyright law for museums, gallerists, and art dealers, as part of an art management course at the Russian State University for Humanities. She is well-versed in copyright law, and is frequently invited as the guest lecturer in copyright law by different institutions.