Partner, Attorney at law, Head of IP and IT practice- - email@example.com
Ekaterina is well-recognized in Russia for her expertise in Intellectual Property with more than twenty years of experience, including both contention and non-contention matters.
Ekaterina has significant experience in handling complex investment projects involving different IP assets, as well as negotiating and advising on various IP and IT transactions (software development, franchising, IP assignment and licensing). She is also highly skilled in solving IP disputes in Russian courts of all levels, including the RF Supreme Arbitration Court, as well as the Chamber of Patent Disputes of Rospatent, antimonopoly bodies and prosecutor’s offices.
Since 2015, Ekaterina has been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Digital Law and Biological Law of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the co-author of several programs on IP rights. In addition, Ekaterina collaborated with another leading law school in Russia, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) for more than 5 years as a part-time lecturer and was the author of programs on intellectual property issues for master's students of this leading Russian university.
Ekaterina is also qualified as a Mediator of International and Community Conflicts by the Conflict Resolution, Research and Resource Institute, Inc. (CRI). She took the Russian-American program on Conflictology training course (R-APC) in 2006. Her qualifications as a mediator are confirmed by the diploma of the International Institute of Management of Entrepreneurs' Associations at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia.
The key sectors of the economy she deals with are medicine and pharmaceuticals, industrial production, high technology and the entertainment industry.
Ekaterina has been an attorney at law (Advokat) admitted to the Moscow Region Bar Association (Chamber of Advokats) since 2002.
Ekaterina is included in the United Register of recommended arbiters of the Arbitration Center of the Institute of Modern Arbitrazh (www.centerarbitr.ru).
Ekaterina is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Intellectual Property Court.Ekaterina is also included in the board of mediators at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
representing Bayer HealthCare in several patent litigations in Russia against Nativa, a Russian generic manufacturer, and some other generic drug manufacturers
representing the largest IT company in Russia providing over 100 different IT services in a series of cases (more than ten) in a dispute with one of its competitors over the use of a trademark. The case has formed the court practice for the application of part 10 of Art. 1483 of the Russian Civil Code concerning entering one trademark into another
successfully protecting the rights of Prosveschenie Publishing House, the leading Russian publishers of educational literature, who filed against another major publisher of educational literature, EXAM Publishing House, for the infringement of the client’s exclusive rights to design the covers of its books. The claim was fully satisfied, and the client got RUB 64m as compensation for the violation of its rights. The dispute was finally resolved amicably – the parties agreed on the client’s acquisition of a share in Exam Publishing House
successfully representing the interests of SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTDagainst LG Electronics Inc. on challenging the registration of the trademark QLED owned by LG. The Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian Trademark Office (Rospatent) satisfied our opposition and invalidated the QLED trademark owned by LG. Rospatent’s decision was challenged by LG in Russian IP Court, but the court upheld Rospatent’s decision. Rospatent and the IP Court supported our arguments that QLED is a generally accepted term used in the field of digital electronics
successfully protecting the interests of OZON.RU, the largest Russian e-commerce company, in several domain name disputes against Russian cyber-squatters
advising Home Credit Bank, one of the largest B2C banks in Russia, on a wide range of IP matters connected to the client’s business activities in Russia, which involves advising on different matters of IP rights licensing as well as advising on trademark registration strategy, protection of copyrights within PR activities, etc.
Ekaterina's experience also includes her projects before joining BIRCH LEGAL.