Intellectual Property


The lawyers of our Intellectual Property and Information Technologies Practice help clients to solve problems relating to the protection of intellectual property, trademarks, and brand protection, as well as representing them in intellectual property disputes, including in courts and the Chamber for Patent Disputes.

Our experience in cross-cultural communications, knowledge of the differences between American, European and Russian legal rules, and excellent contacts with law firms in most countries across the globe enable us to handle a task with great precision and to arrange for it to be resolved regardless of the geographical scope of the project. We understand our clients’ business and culture, meaning that we and they speak the same language.

Areas of Expertise

  • Devising and implementing a strategy to protect brands, software, databases, industrial designs and other IP assets; managing trademark portfolios
  • Drafting licensing agreements, agreements to dispose of exclusive rights, franchising agreements, and other agreements in the area of IP
  • Advising on matters relating to works of art, design and architecture
  • Providing transactional support and performing due diligence with respect to IP assets, and participating in negotiations
  • Ensuring the legal protection of commercially confidential information and know-how
  • Representing clients in IP-related disputes, including in courts and before the Chamber for Patent Disputes

Recent Cases

  • Conducted due diligence of know-how, trademarks and other IP assets within the scope of several transactions under which a German-based pharmaceutical company acquired Russian assets
  • Managed the trademark portfolio of a leading Finnish company in the food industry
  • Conducted due diligence of a popular mobile application and subsequently developed a legally secure mechanism for our client to acquire the application
  • Provided ongoing advice for a UK clothing retailer on how to combat counterfeit products
  • Conducted due diligence of trademarks, know-how and other IP items with respect to a Russian branch of a renowned Finnish producer of varnishes and paints



Pravo – 300

  • Intellectual property, Federal ranking (Group 3: 2018, 2019)
  • Intellectual property (consulting), Federal ranking (Group 3: 2021, 2023)
  • Intellectual property (registration), Federal ranking (Group 3: 2021)
  • Intellectual property (protection of rights and litigation), Federal ranking (Group 3: 2023)
  • Intellectual property, Regional ranking (Group 1: 2018 – 2022, Group 2: 2023)


  • Intellectual property. Legal advice in the field of intellectual property. Federal ranking (Band 2: 2022, Band 3: 2023)
  • Dispute Resolution and IP Law Consulting. Regional Ranking (2022)
  • Intellectual property. Legal advice in the field of intellectual property. Regional ranking (2022)

Russian Arbitration Association

  • Intellectual Property. Group 2 (Progressive Practice)

Additional information

Anna Zabrotskaya
Partner, Attorney-at-Law
+7 921 951 39 18
St. Petersburg
Vera Zotova
Senior Associate, PhD in Law
+7 931 210 50 03
St. Petersburg