Since opening our doors in Russia more than 20 years ago, Gowlings has been consistently recognized as a leading legal services provider for all aspects of intellectual property law in Russia and the CIS.

With some of Russia's top trade-mark, copyright and patent professionals, our Moscow office has recently been recognized by World Finance’s 2011 Legal Awards as the Best Intellectual Property Team in Russia. Our professionals are consistently highly ranked and frequently featured in a number of the premier international legal rankings such as Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer?, Managing Intellectual Property and Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners.
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Gowlings’ Moscow office is highly valued by North American and European clients for our focus on providing western-style solutions to uniquely Russian issues.

Our legal and litigation professionals represent clients in virtually all industry sectors, and have extensive experience enforcing and protecting IP rights in Russian courts, at the antimonopoly authorities, and with various governmental law enforcement agencies including customs.

The Russia/CIS practice provides a consistently high level of legal expertise and superior client service to industry leaders across all key sectors, including technology, consumer products and luxury goods, retail, and oil and gas. With a comprehensive network of legal and non-legal agents throughout the CIS, Gowlings Moscow provides a full range of IP services, including:

  • Trade-mark and patent portfolio management
  • IP enforcement actions
  • Domain name registration and dispute resolution proceedings
  • Internet law
  • Anti-counterfeiting, anti-piracy and proceedings
  • Unfair competition law
  • Trade secrets and information protection
  • Advertising law
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Licensing and assignment of IP
  • Distribution and franchising agreements
  • Technology transfer
  • Customs registrations and related proceedings

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