Elena Buranova spoke at the XXI Forum on Intellectual Property

26 October 2020
Elena Buranova spoke at the XXI Forum on Intellectual Property
Photo: © infor-media Russia

On October 22-23, 2020, the "XXI Forum on Intellectual Property. Russia and the CIS", organized by infor-media Russia, took place at the Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Hotel. KIAP, Attorneys at Law, acted as a partner of the Forum.

During the event, more than 30 speakers and experts representing large businesses and government authorities shared their experience and recommendations within the framework of a two-days interactive and networking. The participants discussed the main trends in the field of intellectual property and their legal aspects, identified the best practices for managing the RIA portfolio and automating processes, talked about intellectual property in IT and strategies for protecting individualization means. A feature of the Forum in 2020 was that it was held in a hybrid format (offline and online participation).

Elena Buranova, partner, head of Intellectual Property Practice of KIAP, moderated the topical unit dedicated to the protection of RIA in the field of high technologies, and also made a presentation on the legal nuances of paying royalties for the creation of official works. Experts Dmitry Sitishko, ex-director of the intellectual property department of IL, Maria Bogomolova, IP manager of SIBUR, and Lyubov Grineva, chief expert at SIBUR, shared with the participants their experience in building corporate systems for identifying and managing intellectual property, conducting patent research. Also, the experts discussed the practical issues of protecting confidential information.

   The Forum was attended by heads of legal services, specialists of legal departments, heads of intellectual property departments, experts and managers of intellectual property of companies operating in the EAEU, heads of intellectual property practice, partners of consulting and law companies, heads of patent firms and independent patent attorneys. In total, the event was attended by over 100 business representatives from 20 sectors of the economy.

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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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