Maxim Burda

Senior Associate
  • The IP team “offers solutions that fit our business interests

    Chambers Europe 2015
  • The dedicated and proactive group at KIAP has an excellent sense of clients’ business interests, providing user-friendly advice on all IP-related matters

    Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • A highly effective and client-friendly IP team, capable of handling the most complex projects. What I like most is that the lawyers offer workable solutions

    Chambers Europe 2016
  • The lawyers provide practical, easy-to-understand advice

    Chambers Europe 2016
  • Fair and clear billing practice

    IP Stars 2017
  • I like their flexibility in solving problems

    IP Stars 2017
  • Clients appreciate the team's "value for money" advice which is always skilfully tailored to our needs

    IP Stars 2017
  • 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
  • Outstanding litigation lawyers with an extensive experience in various legal matters

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

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • IP team always responds promptly to all requests and demonstrates a high level of knowledge and experience in the field of IP law, providing solid, business-oriented advice

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Senior Associate of IP and Dispute resolution practices. Comes highly recommended by the international legal directory Best Lawyers 2019. Maxim enforces and protects clients’ IP assets in courts and law-enforcement authorities, advises clients on non-contentious IP matters, and deals with advertising, antitrust and unfair competition issues. He has represented numerous media, FMCG, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies, luxury manufacturers, hotel, restaurant and retail chains. Prior to joining KIAP, Maxim worked at IP and Dispute resolution practices of a top-tier international law firm. Speaks English and Czech fluently.  

Education:

  • Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Institute of Law, Business Law Department (2009 – 2014)

Projects:

  • Represented German hypermarket chain Globus in a dispute over a trademark infringement against one of the biggest Russian shopping and entertainment malls.
  • Represented a leading Russian car trader in a dispute over a trademark infringement with an unprecedented compensation of more then RUB 50 000 000 000 000 claimed, which was cut to RUB 250 000 as a result.
  • Represented a regional media company in several disputes against a major Russian media source, including a dispute over a cancellation of client’s trademarks due to non-use, which were left in full force as a result.
  • Represented the "Big Three" record companies, claiming a long-term infringement of exclusive rights to popular phonograms in a high profile dispute against a major Russian social network, which made headlines.
  • Advised a number of top multinational FMCG-, pharmaceutical and tobacco companies on unfair competition and advertising regulations in Russia, and represented them in inaccurate advertising and unfair competition actions, including an action against an abusive comparison occurred in TV-advertising campaign slogans and an action against a trade dress infringement.
  • Advised numerous leading Russian and multinational companies on general IP matters, including pre-grant and post-grant IP prosecution, IP assets acquisition, migration and disposal in Russia & CIS, and represented them in negotiations.
  • Advised a well-known luxury manufacturer on issues of IP enforcement and represented it before the Russian customs authorities within an anti-counterfeiting interaction.
  • Conducted IP due diligence for a major wood enterprise during a complex cross-border M&A transaction.
  • Represented a reputable international business-magazine founder in a much talked defamation case.

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