Elena Buranova

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
Partner of IP Practice, Russian registered Trademark attorney. Elena was appointed a member of INTA Commercialization of Brands Committee for the term of 2020-2021. Personally ranked lawyer in IP Stars (Trade mark Star 2019-2020), Legal 500 EMEA, WTR 1000, Best Lawyers, Pravo.ru-300 and Kommersant ratings. Elena has over 15 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. More


  • 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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Распоряжение исключительным правом хотят уточнить
Распоряжение исключительным правом хотят уточнить
Эксперты «АГ» сошлись во мнении, что законопроект направлен на поддержку гражданского оборота в сфере интеллектуальных прав, однако его следует доработать, поскольку внесение таких изменений может привести к злоупотреблениям и нарушению прав владельцев интеллектуальной собственности. Кроме того, … »
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