Gorodissky & Partners, the premier IP firm in Russia, was founded by patent attorneys and lawyers who began their professional careers in 1959. The founding partner of the firm was Mikhail L Gorodissky.
The firm has branch offices in St Petersburg, N Novgorod, Krasnodar, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Perm (all in Russia) and Kiev (Ukraine).
Over 370 employees, including 120 patent/trademark attorneys and lawyers and 22 Eurasian patent attorneys, work for the firm. They provide clients and associates with professional and cost-effective legal services relating to all IP matters, including inventions, trademarks, designs, utility models, copyright, computer programs, domain names, litigation, licensing and IP valuation.
The firm has extensive national and worldwide experience in IP issues, including those arising in the post-Soviet territory (the Commonwealth of Independent States countries and Baltic states). We are responsible for around half of the foreign patent applications and one-third of the trademark applications filed in Russia every year.
The clients of Gorodissky & Partners range from major domestic, foreign and international companies to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals.
Gorodissky & Partners’ lawyers and patent/trademark professionals have significant experience in litigating IP matters before the civil courts and in arbitration proceedings. They have successfully represented foreign and domestic clients in a number of landmark cases related to the infringement of patent and trademark owners’ rights in Russia and abroad.
Many of the firm’s lawyers and patent/trademark attorneys have advanced technical and legal degrees and speak a variety of foreign languages. They regularly attend IP courses and work with law firms in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and other countries.
Our patent/trademark attorneys and lawyers are members of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Licensing Executives Society International, the International Trademark Association, MARQUES, the European Communities Trademark Association, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association, the Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys and the Council of Eurasian Patent Attorneys.
Gorodissky & Partners sponsors two scholarships for law students at the Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property.
According to the annual survey of IP professionals worldwide conducted by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, Gorodissky & Partners has been consistently ranked Russia’s number one firm for patents and trademarks since 1998.
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Valery Medvedev, Managing partner
Vladimir Biriulin, Partner
Sergey Dudushkin, Senior partner