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Intellectual property / IT

  • The Intellectual Property practice for several years has been top-ranked / highly recommended by major international legal directories, such as Сhambers & Partners, The Legal 500 EMEA, Best Lawyers, and others.

  • Top Ranked (1st tier) IP Practice according to the Legal 500 2018

  • Chambers Europe 2018:

    • Best known for its strong standing in IP litigation. Also acts on non-contentious matters, including transactional IP, due diligence and advertising issues. Traditionally instructed by global FMCG, media and entertainment clients. The IT sector has been an active area of late, including software rights and domain name litigation. 
    • Sources appreciate the all-encompassing support. "They do everything they can, they look at everything from every angle. They don't just say what you can and can't do, they show you everything you could do to win a case," a client says. 
    • Interviewees are pleased with the team's ability to take into consideration both "international standards and local realities." 
    • Elena Trusova is particularly well versed in IP disputes. She represents clients in litigation involving copyright and trade marks, unfair competition and internet-related matters. Clients appreciate her thorough approach: "She goes through every detail very closely, she's very involved," a client says, adding: "She can explain everything succinctly."

  • Chambers Global 2017:

    • "The team benefits from the unique combination of its famous Russian brand and the reputation of an international law firm. Advises global FMCG, media, IT and entertainment companies on a wide array of IP-related litigious issues, including copyrights and trade marks."
    • "Department head Elena Trusova is well known for trade mark protection and litigation work and has practical experience of handling high-profile cases."

  • Chambers Europe 2017: "Clients recommend the Intellectual Property team of Goltsblat BLP for its efficiency and high level of service."

  • Legal 500 2017 (1st Tier): "The Intellectual Property Practice of Goltsblat BLP provides ‘clear, timely and business-oriented advice within the agreed timeframe’."

  • Chambers Europe 2016: "The team is responsive, practical and demonstrated a creative approach to solving problems."

  • Chambers Global 2016: "Department head Elena Trusova receives enthusiastic feedback from clients: "She is an inexhaustible generator of ideas, very good strategist and tactician. If Elena takes something on, then you can be sure that absolutely everything that could be done in the situation is being done." She is best known for trade mark protection and litigation work."

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2016: "Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner is noted for its litigation capabilities, particularly within the internet and social network spaces."

  • World Trademark Review 2016: In the past year Goltsblat BLP attorneys have been engaged in a number of high-profile, precedent-setting cases, attracting significant public attention.

  • Chambers Europe 2015:

    • "Highly regarded for its strong performance in IP disputes."
    • Clients say: "I have the peace of mind that everything that can be done, will be done."
    • "Practice head Elena Trusova is widely respected for her capabilities as an IP litigator. Clients highlight her outstanding oratory skills, and her ability to present sophisticated and elaborate arguments in a clear way."

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2015: Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner, is particularly strong in internet-related disputes, drawing on its ‘strong combination of solid IP expertise and litigation skills’. ‘Creative and confident litigator’ Elena Trusova heads the practice.

  • Chambers Global 2015: "Practice head Elena Trusova is widely respected for her capabilities as an IP litigator. Clients highlight her "outstanding oratory skills," and her "ability to present sophisticated and elaborate arguments in a clear way." She also advises on general IP issues such as licence agreements, copyright and IP due diligence."

  • Chambers Global 2014: Elena Trusova heads the department and advises on a variety of disputes, including those involving copyright or trade mark issues. Clients recommend Elena for her "deep knowledge of IP law and experience in conducting court cases."

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2014: Elena Trusova and her team at Goltsblat BLP protect the interests of high-profile clients both in court and through advice on IP protection strategies, covering issues such as antitrust, advertising, and copyright infringement. Trusova has developed a niche practice in internet and social media related disputes.

  • Chambers Europe 2013:

    • The team draws on both industry knowledge and dispute resolution expertise to advise clients across a varied range of matters, and is best known for its work on advertising and copyright matters.
    • Elena Trusova is an excellent negotiator and a loyal representative of her clients.

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Partner, Dispute resolution/ Intellectual property
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