Alexander Christophoroff

Alexander Christophoroff is a partner in Gowling WLG's Moscow office, specializing in the areas of intellectual property litigation and prosecution.

His practice includes, in particular, representing clients in patent and trademark trials before the general and commercial courts, where he has been involved in many precedent-setting cases, as well as the Board of Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent & Trademark Office and anti-monopoly authorities. He has been an attorney in private practice since 1997, admitted as an Attorney at Law (advocate), Russian trademark attorney, Eurasian and Russian patent attorney. Prior to this, he worked for the Russian Patent & Trademark Office as General Counsel and as a member of its Board.

He is the president of the Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys and is recognized as a leading Russian IP litigator by Chambers, IAM Patent 1000, World Trademark Review 1000, The Best Lawyers (including the title of Lawyer of the Year), Managing Intellectual Property and Who’s Who Legal, among others.

Carrière et Distinctions

Filtre chronologie

Alexander has written numerous articles in the Russian and international press on IP law-related topics.

  • "Intellectual Property, Russia and WTO", European Commission (in Russian), 2006.

Actualités et ressources

Webinaire sur demande
21 septembre 2020 A Better Way? Arbitrating & mediating IP disputes around the world CLE/CPD:1 hour of Substantive credits toward the mandatory annual CPD requirement of the Law Society of Ontario.
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15 juillet 2020 Ready or not, here we come: Tips for catching trade secret thieves CLE/CPD:1 hour of Substantive credits toward the mandatory annual CPD requirement of the Law Society of Ontario.

Representative Work

  • Successfully litigated hundreds of cases in the Russian commercial and general courts, including precedent-setting cases in the highest instances.
  • Negotiated acquisition of Russian businesses and its IP by foreign companies.
  • Negotiated settlements of commercial and IP disputes.
  • Provides IP-related advice to Russian and foreign companies.