Firm Profile > Gowling WLG > Moscow, Russia

Gowling WLG
119019 MOSCOW

Russia > Intellectual property Tier 2

The intellectual property practitioners at Gowling WLG are known for their technical expertise and industry-specific knowledge. Managing partner David Aylen focuses on patent monetisation and complex litigation and enforcement matters; the life sciences sector is an area of particular specialism for registered patent attorney Vladislav Ugryumov; newly arrived counsel Veronica Fridman, formerly of Jones Day, is regularly instructed by Russian and international oil and gas, pharmaceutical, fast-moving consumer goods, and media giants; and recently promoted partner Yulia Yarnykh has extensive experience advising on advertising, e‑commerce and data protection issues. The team frequently represents clients before the courts and antimonopoly authorities.

Practice head(s):

David Aylen

Other key lawyers:

Yulia Yarnykh; Veronica Fridman; Vladislav Ugryumov


‘The firm has a well-deserved reputation for comprising high-class professionals in the field of intellectual property, having the ability to quickly grasp the essence of the problem and immediately proceed with the assignment, and flexibility in negotiating the terms of payments for legal services provided.’

‘The team has deep knowledge of the Russian territory. The team is very transparent and responsive.’

‘I sincerely appreciate Gowling’s flexibility in defining a strategy and pricing it.’

‘Outstanding availability.’

‘Within the framework of the project Gowling provided our company with an exhaustive legal opinion about registration and other requirements for a conclusion of trade mark license agreements in 82 jurisdictions.’

‘The timeline for provision of the services was quite limited (less than a month), but thanks to Yulia Yarnykh everything was done on time.’

‘I can recommend Yulia Yarnykh because she acted as a professional who knows how the job should be done. Also I can express that Yulia is not only a great lawyer, but also an excellent project manager, since during the performance of the project there were lawyers involved from all parts of the world, but the work was organised as though I was working only with Yulia herself.’

‘Our co-operation with this firm has been going very well since 2004. The law firm efficiently conducts our cases before the competent authorities in a friendly manner.’

Key clients


Cargill, Incorporated


Ashley Homestores Ltd.

Volvo Cars

Toruńskie Zakłady Materiałów Opatrunkowych SA

Amsted Rail Company Inc.

Mondelez International

Cisco Systems Inc.

Louis Vuitton


Pernod Ricard

Dyson Technology Ltd.


The firm

For nearly three decades, Gowling WLG has been a recognized leader in the protection of intellectual property rights in Russia and the CIS region. Through the strength of Moscow office, the firm continues to deliver strategic advice and tailored solutions in all aspects of IP law to a global clientele.

Gowling WLG is a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading innovators and brand owners on the Fortune Global 500 list. Clients appreciate the superior quality of the services, strategic and practical approach, and responsiveness.


Department Name Email Telephone
IP litigation and dispute resolution
IP portfolio and asset management
Patent prosecution
Trade mark and brand enforcement
Domain names
Advertising, marketing and regulatory affairs
Media and entertainment
Licensing and technology transfers
Trade secrets
Strategic IP/market entry counselling
Photo Name Position Profile
 Maria Aronikova  photo Maria Aronikova Partner, Trademark Attorney
Mr David Aylen  photo Mr David Aylen Managing Partner.
Mr Alexander Christophoroff  photo Mr Alexander Christophoroff Partner, Attorney at Law, Patent Attorney (Russia, Eurasia)
Ms Marina Drel  photo Ms Marina Drel Partner
Mr Vladislav Ugryumov  photo Mr Vladislav Ugryumov Partner, Patent Attorney (Russia, Eurasia)
 Yulia Yarnykh  photo Yulia Yarnykh Partner
Contact : David Aylen (managing partner Moscow,
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