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Bolotov & Partners LLP is best known for its IP expertise but is also developing its IT practice. Managing partner Yuri Bolotov leads the practice and has significant capabilities across all aspects of IP. He recently handled PalDo’s registration of its ‘Doshirak’ trade mark in Kazakhstan and advised Toyota Europe on the parallel import of vehicle spare parts into the region. Other notable names include Saule Kulzhambekova, who is experienced in trade mark, copyright and franchising matters, and IP enforcement specialist Zhanat Nurmagambetov. Senior associate Yuliya Lokteva is a key name for trade mark matters.

Kinstellar LLP is highly active in telecoms transactions and contentious IP matters. Corporate specialist Joel Benjamin and M&A expert Adlet Yerkinbayev have extensive experience in the telecoms sector. The group also has expertise handling trade mark violation claims.

Dentons handles trade mark disputes and franchising issues, and is also experienced in advising on regulatory and licensing matters pertaining to the telecoms sector. Managing partner Aigoul Kenjebayeva, who heads the practice, is an IP specialist. Senior associate Nataliya Shapovalova is a patent attorney and associate Aliya Seitova is a trade mark and patent attorney.

Grata International has ‘a creative approach’ and expertise in trade mark protection, licensing and franchising matters. Team head Saule Akhmetova focuses on contentious issues. Of counsel Aizhan Mukhammad and associate Timur Berekmoinov are qualified patent attorneys.

Specialist IP firm Legalmax Law Firm is a key name for trade mark and patent prosecution, but also assists with anti-counterfeiting and unfair competition matters. Patent attorney Zhanna Abylkhanova is a key figure.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax & Advisory LLP advises on trade mark licensing and rights in Kazakhstan. Arlan Yerzhanov, Assel Mukhambekova and senior associate Azamat Gumarov are key contacts.

Synergy Partners Law Firm LLC focuses on contentious IP matters. The firm recently represented a Finnish paint manufacturer in litigation concerning the cancellation of a trade mark. Nurzhan Stamkulov and Dina Bektemirova are noted.

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