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Gorodissky & Partners

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Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Kiev, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and 2 more

The firm

Home-grown Russian IP boutique Gorodissky & Partners, with headquarters in Moscow and branch offices in eleven Russian cities and one office in Ukraine (Kiev), is among the top firms in every aspect of protection, disposal and enforcement of IP rights. It is one of the largest IP practices in Russia and among the top ten biggest IP law firms in Europe. It was founded by patent/trade mark attorneys and IP lawyers who commenced their professional careers in 1959. Nowadays, Gorodissky & Partners is responsible for around half of foreign patent applications and a considerable number of trade mark applications filed in Russia every year. The clients of the firm range from major domestic, foreign and international companies to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals.

Areas of practice

The team of 140 IP professionals provides clients and associates with comprehensive, professional and cost-effective legal services relating to all IP issues including: inventions, trade marks, designs, utility models, copyrights, software, domain names in every aspect such as consulting, prosecution, further enforcement and disposal, licensing, litigation, recordals, valuation, taxation and accounting, searches, mediation, due diligence etc of intangible assets.

The team is known for the unique combination of experts in various spheres that allows it to solve even the most difficult cases successfully. This is due to its deep insight into clients’ needs and its ability to suggest the most efficient and cost-effective solutions.

The firm’s principal technical areas include IT, electronics, mechanics, physics, chemistry, biotech, pharma, medicine, nanotech and others. High-end technologies and modern R&D are of high priority, which helps clients to capitalise on innovations and long-term scientific and engineering projects.

Apart from considerable professional experience and profound knowledge of Russian and foreign IP legislation, Gorodissky’s specialists have prestigious educational backgrounds in practically all science disciplines, as well as academic degrees and work experience in industry, R&D centres and the Russian PTO. The team upgrades its professional qualifications by regular training with law firms in the US, Germany, Great Britain, France, Sweden and other countries, and gets further IP education at universities and higher education schools in the US, France, Great Britain and the Netherlands. The team speaks regularly and moderates at international IP conferences and has also written many publications in professional IP editions.

The team includes: Valery Medvedev, managing partner, Russian patent and trade mark attorney, and a Eurasian patent attorney specialising in strategic management; Yury Kuznetsov, partner, Russian and Eurasian patent attorney, and head of the patent practice; Sergey Dudushkin, senior partner, Russian trade mark attorney, and head of the trade mark practice; Vladimir Biriulin, partner, Russian patent and trade mark attorney, and head of the legal practice.

  • Other offices

  • Dubna

  • Ekaterinburg

  • Kazan

  • Kiev

  • Krasnodar

  • Nizhny Novgorod

  • Novosibirsk

  • Perm

  • Samara

  • St Petersburg

  • Tekhnopark Sarov

  • Vladivostok

  • Number of lawyers: 34
  • at this office: 15
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Member
  • IFA
  • INTA
  • ABA
  • ECTA
  • PTMG
  • LESI
  • EuroFranchise Lawyers
  • AEB
  • Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys
  • Council of Eurasian Patent Attorneys

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