Safeguarding Trademarks: Navigating Intellectual Property Challenges in Russia

Online Event

06 June | 10:00 - 11:30 (GMT+3) | 9:00 - 10:30 (CEST) | online
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Language: English

About the event

Amidst evolving regulations, efforts to register foreign trademarks in Cyrillic characters can pose a real challenge to trademark holders exiting Russia or placing companies in dormant status.

With the risk of third parties claiming registration if a trademark goes unused for three years, understanding the legal framework surrounding this issue is crucial.

Join us as we discuss these important points, offering practical insights to best safeguard your intellectual property within this specific context.

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10:00 - 11:30 (GMT+3) | 9:00 - 10:30 (CEST)
Safeguarding Trademarks: Navigating Intellectual Property Challenges in Russia
  • Trademark Registration and Usage: Addressing challenges and solutions
  • Domain Grabbing Protection: Safeguarding your website from fraud
  • Case Study: Protecting client interests while importing goods to Russia
  • Trademark Protection in Russia: Strategies for safeguarding intellectual property

About speakers

Ilya Gerasimov
Senior Associate, SCHNEIDER GROUP Moscow

Ilya joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2021 as a legal advisor. In 2022, he was promoted to senior counsel, providing legal support for the commercial activities of SCHNEIDER GROUP clients in Russia. He is a competent and qualified professional with more than 8 years of experience.

His fields of specializations are legal preparation, structuring and negotiation of civil law contracts of various types, negotiation, claims work and risk assessment, as well as in the regulation of issues related to intellectual property. Companies from various economic sectors such as manufacturing, financial and pharmaceutical companies trust Ilya to represent their interests.

Maksim Komelkov
Head of Corporate Security

Maksim joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2021 as Head of Corporate Security. Prior to joining the company, Maksim worked in international banks for 16 years. His area of responsibility included information security, business continuity, processing and protection of personal data. Maksim has experience in undergoing Roskomnadzor inspections on personal data processing. He has an active CISA, CISM, CRISC status.

Yadviga Pavlovich
Attorney-at-Law, Moscow

Yadviga joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2020. 

She is responsible for litigation services. Yadviga is an advocate, member of the Moscow City Bar since 2013. In 1994-2005, she worked as an in-house lawyer in major Russian banks and oil and gas companies. Since 2005, she worked in Moscow offices of US and European law firms, specialising in representing clients’ interests in Russian commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction. 

She has also experience in representing clients in international commercial arbitration and in cases of recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Russia. Yadviga also represented clients in corporate disputes, for example, in the dispute between big telecommunication services providers from Europe and Russia, as well as in disputes arising from agreements on construction, goods supply (including international supplies) and logistics, in tax disputes, bankruptcy cases, labour disputes, disputes arising from provision of banking services for private clients, etc. 

Ekaterina Kalinina
Associate Director Commercial, Real Estate & Regulatory Law Practices
Ekaterina joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2020.  She has over 17 years of experience in advising international and Russian companies on legal aspects of Russian market entry and investment projects, greenfield and brownfield manufacturing localisation projects, EPC-contracts, real estate, and construction. 

Ekaterina specialises in quality claims, certification, preparation of permissive documents for import. Companies from machinery, automotive, FMCG, pharma, renewable energies, and retail industries rely on her professional expertise. 

SCHNEIDER GROUP has been helping businesses to expand to new geographical markets since 2003, offering a full range of business support services: from developing strategy for successful market-entry to helping arrange or optimize accounting, reporting and financial planning processes and establishing efficient IT infrastructures.

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