KIAP acted as Partner of the IP Russia Awards 2020

23 October 2020
KIAP acted as Partner of the IP Russia Awards 2020
Photo: © infor-media Russia

On October 22, 2020, in Moscow, within the framework of the “XXI IP Forum. Russia and CIS”, the award ceremony was held for the winners of the IP Russia Awards 2020. The award was established by the organizer of the Forum - infor-media Russia - and was held for the second year in a row with the support of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent). KIAP, Attorneys at Law, acted as a partner of the Award’s nominations.

The IP Russia Awards 2020 is the first Russian award in the field of intellectual property, created to identify the best specialists in the field of intellectual property, companies that have achieved success working with IP, as well as to disseminate best practices on an ongoing basis. The mission of the competition is to raise the status of IP-professionals in society and to confirm the social significance of their intellectual work.

This year, within the framework of the Award, the Jury determined the winners among the largest companies in their industry in 9 nominations: Effective RIA Portfolio Management Strategy, Best TM Protection Strategy, Best IT Protection Strategy, Best Invention Protection Strategy, IP Accounting Automation, Best RIA Rights Commercialization, Most Effective Litigation, IP Disputes: Winner 2020, Best Innovative Project.

Elena Buranova, Partner, Head of Intellectual Property practice at KIAP, Russian registered Trademark attorney, joined the panel of experts of the Award and became a member of the Jury. Elena presented the prize in the category "The most effective litigation work". Research and Production Corporation “Uralvagonzavod”  won this nomination, and the TOP-3 leaders included Miratorg Agrobusiness Holding, Kalashnikov Concern, and SIBUR Holding.

The panel of experts included representatives of Rospatent and FIPS, international and state holdings and corporations such as Yandex, RUSNANO, Uralvagonzavod, Kaspersky Lab, Rostec, Gazprom Neft, Russian Railways, Rosatom, as well as partners and heads of intellectual property departments of international and Russian law firms Gorodissky & Partners, Squire Patton Boggs, Dentons, Capital Legal Services, and Pepeliaev Group.

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Intellectual Property

KIAP's IP practice represents its clients in Russia's Chamber for Patent Disputes, commercial courts, and courts of general jurisdiction, as well as providing consultation on all intellectual property matters and helping with registration of intellectual property rights in Russia. Headed by Partner Elena Buranova, the practice is recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA and ‘Managing IP - IP Stars (2020)' international ratings, as well as by the Russian ratings, Pravo-300 and "Kommersant". In 2020 the firm's IP practice was recommended for the first time by the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) international ranking, with a special reference to Prosecution and Strategy. Elena Buranova is personally recommended by WTR 1000 and Best Lawyers international ratings and is named Trade Mark Star by IP Stars in 2020/21. In 2019 Elena was appointed a member of the INTA Commercialization of Brands Committee for the term of 2020-2021. Clients of the practice include major Russian and international retailers, TMT and IT corporations, oil & gas, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies.

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