Julianna Tabastajewa is a partner in Gowlings' Moscow office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property protection and litigation, pharmaceutical law, competition law, media law, and franchising. She also has extensive experience in domestic litigations and arbitrations in Russia.
Throughout her career, Julianna has represented major Russian and international companies in sophisticated copyright, trade-mark, patent, and domain disputes, including several successful precedent cases for Quelle AG, Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Champagne Cristal Loius Roederer etc.
Julianna has contributed significantly to new domain regulations in the Russian Federation and has written extensively on the subject. She is also actively involved in intellectual property legislation development initiatives in Russia as an authority of the Anti-piracy Committee of the State Duma (legislative assembly) of the Russian Federation. She is currently working in the Russian Franchising Association on the changes to the Franchising laws. Julianna also advises media, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies on related issues in Russia.
Prior to joining the firm, Julianna served as head of the intellectual property and information technology department in the Moscow office of a Munich-based international law firm for over 9 years and in the Moscow office of a D.C.-based international firm for over four years.
Julianna has authored over 70 publications on IP issues.
Julianna is recognized in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 for Intellectual Property: Russia.