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Gowling WLG, Alexander Christophoroff, Moscow, RUSSIA

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Alexander Christophoroff

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Gowling WLG


Partner, Attorney at Law, Patent Attorney.


Alexander Christophoroff is a partner in Gowlings' Moscow office working in all areas of intellectual property litigation and prosecution. His practice includes, in particular, general and commercial courts, anti-monopoly authorities, and Board of Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent & Trademark Office, with many precedent-setting cases. Since 1997, Alexander has been an attorney in private practice, admitted as Attorney at Law (advocate), Russian patent attorney and Eurasian patent attorney. Prior to that, he worked for the Russian Patent & Trademark Office as General Counsel and member of the Board. Representative work: • Successfully litigated hundreds of cases in the Russian commercial and general courts, including precedent-setting cases in the highest instances. • Negotiated acquisition of Russian businesses and its IP by foreign companies. • Negotiated settlement of a commercial and IP dispute between a St. Petersburg company and an Austrian company.


Russian, English, Spanish.


Chamber of patent attorneys (Member of the Board, Chairman of Disciplinary Committee).


Moscow State University, JD hons., 1986 • Higher State Courses on Patent Law and Inventive Activity, Certificate hons., 1987 • Emory University, Diploma in American Law, 1997 • Emory University, Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice of Russia, Certificate,1997 • Special Trade Policy Course of the World Trade Organization, Certificate, 1997.


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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