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Lidings offers comprehensive legal assistance in relation to management and protection of intellectual property. As a law firm focused on providing legal advice to foreign businesses, we combine expertise in the Russian legislation with an ability to select the most efficient way to protect the interests of our clients in Russia and the CIS. With years of experience and an understanding of the national specifics of this area of legal practice, we advise a wide range of companies focusing on our client's operational and commercial specifics.

Our lawyers provide leading international companies with legal services in all aspects of protection of IP assets, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, transfer of technology and know-how, drafting of contracts governing IP matters, and due diligence.

We have developed particular expertise in industries such as FMCG (consumer goods), aviation, automotive, information technology, telecommunications, advertising, and pharmaceutical. Lidings represents clients before the national patent offices of the Russian Federation - Patent Disputes Chamber of the Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks and the Federal Institute of Industrial Property, and offers full-service legal support in resolution of court disputes. All of our project teams include qualified patent attorneys and legal practitioners with extensive experience in protection of intellectual property rights.

Our services in intellectual property protection include:

  • Advising on entering the Russian market and advertising
  • Legal due diligence of the client's IP assets
  • Development of corporate and financial solutions for technology, media and telecommunications sectors
  • Registration of trademarks and other industrial property
  • Representation of clients before patent, antitrust, and customs authorities of Russia and the CIS in matters related to protection of intellectual property rights
  • Advising on copyright protection and licensing in the development of software products
  • Advising on licensing and franchising, granting intellectual property rights, legal advice on IP aspects related to mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Dispute resolution, legal representation in all cases of infringement on IP rights, including patent disputes
  • Legal defense against counterfeiting and parallel imports, including protection through the use of the customs registry
  • Advising on regulatory issues in information technology and telecommunications sector

Recent Deals

  • Legal support of the fund established by inheritors of the famous Tove Jansson in monitoring online and offline infringements and protecting their copyrights to Moomin characters in Russia
  • Advising major international pharmaceuticals company Glenmark on several compliance issues, advertising law and activities aimed at promoting medical products on the Internet
  • Advising American multinational media-company conglomerate Viacomon granting the right to use a group of trademarks of US TV channels and programs to Russian companies
  • Representing a major investment fund in a trademark transfer project and crafting legal protection strategy for the upcoming court disputes
  • Representing a major Irish pharmaceuticals company Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in conducting a trademark transfer and protecting its rights in various Russian regions against numerous grey importers and online stores
  • Representing an exclusive distributor of a major Italian industrial company DAB Pumps in auditing IP assets, conducting IP assets transfer and implementing a strategy protecting the client against numerous grey importers and online stores
  • Representing a German sports facilities manufacturer Bodificient in the administrative proceedings before Rospatent challenging a refusal to register the brand as a trademark in Russia
  • Representing a major German manufacturing company in a dispute re trademark/design infringement by a competitor company
  • Representing global pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp in a patent infringement dispute in Belarus against a generic company winning a major public tender
  • Representing a UK fashion brand in the administrative proceedings before Rospatent challenging a refusal to register the brand as a trademark in Russia
  • Representing national distributor of Invar’s innovative pharmaceutical products in a dispute on illegal use of the company’s trademark
  • Advising world famous frozen yogurt producer Goyogo on the issues related to entering the Russian market and registration of the company’s trademark.
  • Advising Salamander on distribution of rights to trademarks on certain categories of goods between companies of the group
  • Patent protection of the new pharmaceutical product of Swiss pharmaceutical company Actelion Pharmaceuticals in Russia
  • Advising Korean manufacturer of household goods COOC on trademark registration in Russia
  • Advising international company Hangerlogic on trademark registration in Russia
  • Legal analysis and development of an effective business model for the Belgian company Le Pain Quotidien’s operations in Russia, including advising on corporate structuring and protection of intellectual property rights
  • Advising a US technology corporation Emerson on appropriate protection measures against trademark infringements committed by competitors in their domain names
  • Advising Korean company Nuga Medical on the issues of registering intellectual property rights
  • Advising Swedish pharmaceutical holding Meda Pharmaceuticals on the issues regarding unfair competition and advertising
  • Advising Czech company AAA Auto on intellectual property rights
  • Representing Czech company Hamé in a trademark infringement dispute against a Russian processed meat producer
  • Advising Japanese corporation Yokogawa Electric on import-export IP issues
  • Advising Hungarian producer of household goods Univer on the issues of intellectual property rights registration and overcoming the conflict regarding trademark in Russia
  • Advising Sri Lanka tea producer company Jafferjee Brothers on intellectual property rights protection issues in Russia

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