Intellectual Property

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Managing and defending your intellectual property (IP) rights in Russia can be a daunting prospect. For many, it's an unknown market with complicated laws and a high degree of government protectionism.

You need common sense legal advice that makes a difference. And that's where Gowling WLG can help.

We're one of the world's most respected, experienced and trusted law firms when it comes to protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights. Through our Moscow office, our award-winning team of IP practitioners has worked seamlessly with a global clientele for more than two decades to deliver strategic advice on all aspects of IP law throughout Russia and the CIS (all former USSR countries).

Areas we cover include:

  • Advertising, marketing and regulatory affairs
  • Copyrights
  • Designs
  • Domain names
  • IP litigation and dispute resolution
  • IP portfolio and asset management
  • Licensing and technology transfers
  • Media and entertainment
  • Patent and trademark prosecution
  • Strategic IP/market entry
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademark and brand enforcement

Local and international

This is a one-stop shop. We advise across the entire CIS region by either filing directly via our own Eurasian attorneys or through our network of carefully selected foreign associate firms.

Deeply familiar with the local market, all of our IP attorneys are Russian-qualified - and we've been working in the country for almost 30 years. With 28 IP professionals, we're the largest foreign IP law firm in Russia.

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Whether it's protecting your IP rights in Russia or outside of the country, get in touch for a service that covers inception to commercialisation.