Elena Buranova

Head of practice
Trademark attorney
  • A top choice for mid-market cases, representing both international clients and notable local names

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP areas of expertise include financial liability and insurance disputes as well as debt recovery claims. Acts on contractual disputes and assists with local enforcement proceedings

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Represents clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • The team has a very practical and can-do attitude

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP team provides comprehensive legal advice that combines a strong breadth of resources with deep knowledge of the client’s business

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • The team is praised for their ability to resolve complex cases quickly

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • They are flexible and everything they provide is highly detailed. We appreciate the commercial approach and personalised attention of KIAP lawyers

    Chambers Europe 2019
  • The team has a proactive approach in understanding the needs of the client

    Legal 500 EMEA 2019
  • Excellent communication on a cross-functional level

    Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Head of IP Practice, Russian registered Trademark attorney. Personally ranked lawyer in Best Lawyers 2020 international rating. Elena has over 13 years of working experience as an IP lawyer, both in international law firms and in-house. She specializes in protection and enforcement of IP rights, both contentious and non-contentious. Elena represents clients in various IP administrative proceedings and infringement actions. She also advises on a wide range of transactional and commercial IP matters, as well as on issues of lawful use of IP in advertising, personal data protection and unfair competition relating to IP. Elena’s area of expertise also includes certain regulatory issues in pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining KIAP Elena worked at a local law firm, at a Russian automotive holding company, as well as at Moscow offices of Hogan Lovells, Baker & McKenzie and White & Case.


  • Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law, Postgraduate Course “Mediation” (2014)
  • Academy of National Economy under the Russian Government & University of Manchester LL.M. programme, Postgraduate Degree in Jurisprudence (2005)
  • Academic Juridical University under the Russian Academy of Sciences, Specialist Degree in Jurisprudence (2004)


  • Successfully representing a major multinational electronics company in the Russian Chamber for Patent Disputes with respect to cancellation of the competitor’s trademark registration.
  • Successfully representing a local manufacturer of access panels in patent infringement court proceedings.
  • Handling due diligence of IP assets of a well-known Russian cartoon animation group and reviewing relevant IP transactional documents in its acquisition by a private equity fund.
  • Assisting a leading local pharmaceutical company in its licensing arrangement with an American pharmaceutical company with respect to pre-clinical and clinical trials, development, production and distribution of the oncology drug preparation in Russia and CIS.
  • Successfully representing a large Korean automotive company in a dispute over unlawful use by a local company of the client’s trademarks in the Internet, as a result of which the client has obtained rights to the .ru domain name identical to its key trademark.
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