Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Rankings and Awards

Our Intellectual Property team has extensive experience in Intellectual property matters, combined with in-depth knowledge in corporate law, tax and dispute resolution issues. When the projects require, we involve counsel patent attorneys and external experts. That allows us to provide accurate, practical and cost-effective advice. ALRUD Intellectual Property team consists of Associates, Patent Attorneys and Attorneys-at-law which allow us to represent the clients before the State Authorities (Patent Office, Customs, Federal Anti-Monopoly Bodies and Courts).

Our Services

  • Structuring, appraisal and due diligence of intellectual property objects
  • Advising on usage and protection of trademarks, business names, objects of copyright and neighbouring rights, including the matters arising out of sales of counterfeit goods and acts of unfair competition
  • Advising on technology matters including information technologies, Internet trading and know-how, and on data protection issues
  • Advising on usage of intellectual property objects in the Internet
  • Registration of trademarks with Rospatent including preliminary comprehensive analysis of designations in order to evaluate the chances of their registration as Russian trademarks
  • Inclusion of trademarks into the unified customs register of intellectual property objects with a view to ensuring control over import of goods marked by such trademarks
  • Challenging decisions, acts/omission of Rospatent with respect to issues related to the trademarks
  • Advising on advertising, marketing and conducting promotional events
  • Designing of franchising schemes and drafting of the respective agreements
  • Drafting of trademark licence agreements, trademark assignment and pledge agreements. Registration of agreements related to trademarks with Rospatent
  • Drafting of copyright/other IP rights’ license agreements, agreements for the assignment and pledge of intellectual property rights
  • Advising of distributors, dealers and software designers on intellectual property matters including those connected with copyright and know-how protection
  • Drafting of agreements for development of information technologies and software licensing
  • Advising on acquisition of rights and use of works made for hire
  • Legal support of creation, conduct and development of business in the Internet
  • Representation of clients at domain names auctions
  • Dispute resolution in the sphere of intellectual property rights, namely relating to:
    • Domain names, including disputes connected with cybersquatting;
    • Copyright, including rights to software;
    • Trademarks, including challenging of registration of third persons’ trademarks, disputes arising out of license agreements;
    • Intellectual property in the Internet;
    • Misleading advertising;
    • Unfair competition.

Highlights of recent domestic and international work

One of the Russian largest corporations

(partly state owned) on establishment of joint venture in the field of power engineering with a foreign partner. Managed development of international IP concept of the transaction, IP assets due diligence, structuring and transfer within the group of companies.

The major west-european bank

in litigations with the cybersquatter on unlawful web-site containing client’s name.

The Russian largest manufacturer of mining equipment

in the trademark and domain dispute with the competitor, who alleged that it is an official distributor of the client and sells counterfeit goods.

A manufacturer of metal, plastic and paper packaging

on patent protection against unauthorized usage by third parties.

The global energy, metals and mining research and consultancy group

on the conclusion, modification of licensing agreements for the provision of access to analytical databases owned by the client.

A Swiss luxury goods conglomerate company

in anti-counterfeit matters involving counterfeit online sales in the internet, online aggregators and in social media.

A major German pharmaceutical company

in obtaining exclusive rights to the company’s main brand for babies’ skin care cosmetics within the territory of Russia.

Famous manufacture of apparel

in running provocative advertising campaign with regard to its compliance to the Russian advertising law.

The famous American fashion retailer

with complex advice on entering into the franchise arrangements, including structuring the transaction, negotiating terms with the Russian partner.

A U.S. based company providing online survey services

with regard to release of the client’s Russian web site from blacklist of Roscomnadzor.

A producer of high temperature control equipment

in protection of the trade name and trademark from the unlawful use by the third party; assisted in contrariety to the unfair competition of the third parties.

A Russian pharmaceutical company

on the legal remedies available as well as the risks due to existence of non-used trademark owned by the competitor, including chances and risks relating to initiating non-use cancellation actions by the client.

Rankings and Awards

ALRUD secures high positions in Chambers Global 2020 ranking once again

ALRUD Law Firm reaffirms its position as the leading consultant in the area of Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions (Band 3), Dispute Resolution...

ALRUD ranked by Chambers Europe 2019

On March 12, 2019 worldwide-known international rating agency Chambers and Partners has published the results of the Chambers Europe 2018 research. AL...

ALRUD took leading position in the Legal 500 EMEA 2019 rating

On April 10, Legal 500, one of the most influential international legal ratings, published the results of its regular analysis. Annually, the agency a...

ALRUD in Chambers Global 2019 rating

International agency, Chambers and Partners, published rating results of leading law firms of the world – Chambers Global 2019. ALRUD is represented i...

Alrud strengthens its positions in the Legal 500 EMEA 2018 ratings

On April 12, Legal 500, one of the most authoritative international legal ratings, published the results of its regular analysis. Annually, the agency...

ALRUD in Chambers 2018 rating

International agency, Chambers and Partners, published rating results of leading law firms of the world – Chambers Global 2018. Alrud is represented i...

ALRUD ranked by Chambers Europe 2018

On March 8, 2018 worldwide-known international rating agency Chambers and Partners has published the results of the Chambers Europe 2017 research. ALR...

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