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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.
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With some of Russia's top trademark, copyright and patent professionals, our Moscow office is home to one of the top IP practices in the country. Year after year, our professionals have been recognized as leaders in their fields by the world's premier legal directories and publications, including Chambers Global, Managing Intellectual Property, Who's Who Legal, The Best Lawyers in Russia, IAM Patent 1000 and World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000.
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 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 provides a full range of IP services, including:
- IP enforcement actions
- Trademark and patent portfolio management
- Domain name registration and dispute resolution proceedings
- Internet law
- Anti-counterfeiting, anti-piracy and related 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