Vera Zotova

Vera Zotova
Senior Associate, PhD in Law
+7 931 210 50 03
St. Petersburg
  • Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), Specific commercial and regulatory aspects of the circulation of medicines against the backdrop of protecting intellectual rights, 2020, Moscow, Russia
  • Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property Rights, professional training for patent attorney candidates, 2016, Moscow, Russia
  • Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property Rights, postgraduate studies, PhD in law, 2016, Moscow, Russia
  • Nizhny Novgorod State Commercial Institute, Nizhny Novgorod, Faculty of Law, Lawyer, 2009, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

  • Russian, English

  • Board of St. Petersburg Bar of Patent Attorneys
  • St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in St. Petersburg

Vera Zotova is a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Practice at Nordic Star Law Offices.

Vera has a PhD in law and is a patent attorney for trademarks, appellations of origin, computer programs, databases and topologies of integrated circuits.

Vera focuses on the development and implementation of legal protection strategies for intellectual property items, including software and other copyright items, trademarks, innovations, industrial models, and know-how. She provides support in dealings with and conducts due diligence of intellectual property items as well as drafts agreements in the field of intellectual property, including license agreements, commercial concession (franchising) agreements, and agreements for the disposal of rights. She manages trademark profiles, registers intellectual property items in the customs register, and provides support in cases concerning advertising and unfair competition. She represents clients in disputes related to the protection of intellectual property, including in courts and before the Chamber for Patent Disputes, the antitrust authority and other state bodies.

Vera advises Russian and foreign clients on issues related to the protection of information, personal data, the regulation of the Internet and new technologies.


  • Intellectual Property (Consulting), federal rating (2021)
  • Intellectual Property (Protection of Rights and Litigation), federal rating (2022)
  • Intellectual Property (Including Disputes), regional rating (2020 — 2021)
  • Intellectual Property, regional rating (2022 — 2023)
  • TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology), regional rating (2022)
  • TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology), federal rating (2023)


  • Intellectual Property, federal rating, Band 2 (2023)
  • Rising Star: TMT (Telecommunications, Media, Technologies) practice, federal rating (2023)
Senior Associate
Nordic Star Law Offices2022 – Present
Senior Associate
Borenius Russia2021 – 2022
Borenius Russia2019 — 2021
Senior Associate
Law firm Gorodissky and Partners2018 – 2019
Senior Lecturer
The Russian State University of Justice2017-2019
Law firm Gorodissky and Partners2012 – 2018
Law firm Gorodissky and Partners2009 – 2012