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Dentons' Russian IP, IT and Telecommunications Practice
Victor Naumov is the managing partner in Dentons' St. Petersburg office and the head of the Russia IP, IT and Telecommunications Practice. Victor specializes in intellectual property protection and management of intangible assets; Internet regulation and e-commerce; data security; video game law; and regulation of the mass media and telecommunications.
Victor is a member of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Advisory Board on Competition in Information Technology, and is Co-chairman of the IT Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in St. Petersburg. Since 1999, he has consulted on the development of draft legislation on IP, IT, information resources, the Internet and telemedical services for the Russian Federation. He has also assisted in developing model laws in these areas for CIS jurisdictions. One of Victor’s latest initiatives was the creation of the first robotics draft law in Russia, commissioned by Grishin Robotics.
Victor is an associate professor of the St. Petersburg State University and lectures in the Economics and Law Faculties. In 2004 he received a state medal for the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg for his academic work and in 2007 he received a state medal for his contribution to the computerisation of society in Russia.
Managing Partner, Head of Russian IP, IT and Telecommunications Practice – Dentons, St. Petersburg (2012 to date)
Partner, Head of Russian IP, IT and Telecommunications Practice – Salans, St. Petersburg (2008 – 2012)
Partner – Beiten Burkhardt, St. Petersburg (2006 – 2008)
Senior Associate, Head of IP/ IT/ Telecommunications Group – DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, St. Petersburg (2005 – 2006)
Manager, Head of IP/ IT Litigation Group – Ernst & Young, St. Petersburg (2003 – 2005)
Private practice in the area of IT, computer law, intellectual property and the Internet (1997 – 2003)
Victor is a member of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Advisory Board on Competition in Information Technology, and is Co-chairman of the IT Committee of the American Chamber of Trade and Commerce in St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg State University, 2003, Ph.D, dissertation entitled "Regulation of Distribution of Information on the Internet" St. Petersburg State University, 1997, Law Degree St. Petersburg State University, 1996, Computer Science Degree St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, 1994, Mechanical Engineering Degree
Within: Intellectual property
At Dentons, practice head Victor Naumov splits his time between Moscow and St Petersburg, advising on all aspects of IP protection. Highlights for the firm included assisting Rosatom with the registration of trade marks across 23 countries and representing VKontakte in a series of illegal content-related disputes.
Dentons’ team provides ‘prompt and comprehensive answers to all questions’ and ‘always takes new laws and practices into account’. Practice head Victor Naumov ‘always finds the right solution for clients’ and has significant expertise in internet regulation, e-commerce, data protection, and media and telecoms matters. VKontakte is a key client.