Elena Buranova will lead the Intellectual Property practice of KIAP, Attorneys at Law

6 September 2018
Elena Buranova will lead the Intellectual Property practice of KIAP, Attorneys at Law

Elena Buranova, one of the most experienced and successful representatives of the professional IP community in the Russian legal market, joined the team of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, as the Head of the Intellectual Property practice.

Elena has over 13 years of working experience as an IP lawyer and specializes in protection and enforcement of IP rights, both contentious and non-contentious, represents clients in various IP administrative proceedings and infringement actions, and 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. Has the status of Trademark attorney of the Russian Federation and is authorized to represent clients in the Federal Service of the Russian Federation for Intellectual Property, the Chamber for Patent Disputes and the Intellectual Property Rights Court.

Before joining KIAP Elena worked for 13 years in the field of intellectual property - both in international law firms and in-house. She started her professional career in the IP practice of the international law firm Baker McKenzie. Later she worked in the international law firm Hogan Lovells, in Russian law firm Tilling Peters, and also held the position of Senior associate of one of the largest Russian automobile holding company.

In 2004 Elena graduated from the Academic Juridical University under the Russian Academy of Sciences and received the Specialist Degree in Jurisprudence. In 2005 she graduated from the Academy of National Economy under the Russian Government & University of Manchester LL.M. programme and obtained the Postgraduate Degree in Jurisprudence, and in 2014 finished the postgraduate course “Mediation” of the Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law. Fluently speaks English.

Among Elena’s recent successful cases should be mentioned representing a major multinational electronics company in the Russian Chamber for Patent Disputes with respect to cancellation of the competitor’s trademark registration, representing a local manufacturer of access panels in patent infringement court proceedings, etc.

In the new position Elena will continue to develop KIAP IP practice. "I am very happy to become part of KIAP team of professionals. A lot of interesting tasks and cases are ahead, in which I am sure we will succeed", - Elena noted.

Andrey Korelskiy, Managing partner of KIAP, added: "It’s a pleasure to welcome such a professional to our team, and in general - starting a new academic year with such news is always very inspiring and motivating. Elena’s deep experience in the field of IP and TMT will certainly help to strengthen our positions and will create the basis for further development of the Firm in this field. We believe in our common goal and its success”.


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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. 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. Clients of the practice include major Russian and international retailers, TMT and IT corporations, oil & gas, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies.


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