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Gowling WLG, David Aylen, Moscow, RUSSIA

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David Aylen

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Gowling WLG


Managing Partner.


David Aylen is an internationally renowned intellectual property lawyer with extensive experience advising foreign nationals on doing business in Russia and the CIS, as well as helping emerging Russian companies establish and protect their IP rights around the world. David is known for providing timely, responsive service and delivering innovative solutions that achieve results — whenever and wherever a problem arises. As managing partner of the Moscow office, David is a client’s first point of contact to the Russian market. He provides strategic, practical legal advice to help clients understand and access the significant business opportunities available in Russia, as well as overcome any difficulties. Under David’s management, Gowlings’ Moscow office brings a Western-style approach to legal issues and is consistently ranked as a top-tier IP practice. From IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution to licensing, domain names, and advertising and marketing law, David makes sure clients receive the best possible service and results. Repeatedly recognized as a leading IP lawyer by Who’s Who Legal, IAM Patent, Managing Intellectual Property and World Trademark Review, some of David’s notable litigation experience includes: • An infringement action upheld in favour of his client Dimplex by the Federal Court of Appeal, in respect of electric fireplace technology. • Co-counsel in the well-known “patent diaper wars” between Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble. • Co-counsel in the “telecommunications wars” in Canada and the United States between AT&T, MCI and others on the subject of the pioneer patents for 800 and calling card services. Having practised in Canada for many years, David is certified as an IP specialist (trademarks, patents and copyright) by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is also the only Alternative Dispute Resolution expert certified by the International Trademarks Association in Russia. David is extremely active within the intellectual property area. He is a regular committee member for the International Trademarks Association (INTA), the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. He is also a member of the Ontario Advocates’ Society, where he served on its committee for Intellectual Property Litigation for several years.


English, French.


International Trademarks Association (INTA) • American Intellectual Property Law Association • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)• Ontario Advocates’ Society• Canadian Bar Association.


University of Ottawa, LLB, Cum Laude, 1979 • Registered Trade Mark Agent, 1981 • Carleton University, Civil Engineering, High Distinction.


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Gowling WLG’s IP lawyers are ‘thoughtful, intelligent and highly responsive’ and ‘understand how to tailor their advice to the particular needs of the client in light of Russia's legal landscape and culture’. Led by ‘extremely competent’ managing partner David Aylen, the team handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Alexander Christophoroff is ‘an excellent attorney who proactively addresses his clients’ concerns’. Notable clients include the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and Mondelēz International.

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