KIAP's IP practice ranks high in IP STARS 2020

3 April 2020

KIAP's IP practice ranks high in IP STARS 2020

The first of a series of international rankings of best law firms for intellectual property IP Stars 2020: Trade mark firm rankings, were published at the end of March 2020. Globally, the ranking covers more than 80 jurisdictions in Africa, America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

IP Stars 2020: Trade mark firm rankings (Russia) identified the best of the best Russian legal practices in the trademark contentious category. The IP practice of KIAP was ranked near the top for a third successive year.

“The IP Stars ranking is one of the most important and respected IP ratings on the market, and I am very pleased that our practice is present in the ranking among the leaders in the field of trademark contentious. We will work hard to consolidate and improve our positions both in the rating and on the market", - said trademark attorney and head of KIAP's IP practice, Elena Buranova, who was singled out as a "Trade Mark Star 2019" by IP Stars.

The Managing IP Magazine was founded in 1990 and is an authoritative resource specializing in an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of global market trends in the area of intellectual property law. The Managing IP guide has been annually ranking leading law firms offering IP services from over 80 jurisdictions since 1996. In addition to analyzing trends in IP field and ranking law firms, Managing IP Magazine also compiles an individual ranking of legal consultants (IP Stars) and a ranking of in-house lawyers (Corporate IP Stars). The ranking is based on the comments of participants of the legal market and other independent information received by a team of researchers. There is no fee to pay to participate in the research and as a result the research is conducted impartially and the final result is based solely on the feedback and recommendations of clients and fellow IP specialists.

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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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