Registration of IP Assets
The registration of a company’s IP assets constitutes the first necessary step towards protecting them on the Russian market. Shevyrev& Partners’ attorneys use their experience to create a coherent IP strategy, taking into consideration our clients’ corporate and branding policies, their commercial priorities and business plans throughout Russia and CIS countries, in order to successfully achieve this.
We can assist you at the following stages:
- Conducting preliminary availability searches for domain names and trademarks;
- Registration and application for domain names and trademarks;
- Drafting and recording of licence/assignment agreements;
- Protection and reinforcement of IP rights for domain names and trademarks.
Shevyrev and Partners give legal support during disputes over similar trademarks, regularization of parallel imports, license disputes and other IP related issues. In our experience most of these problems are resolved through amicable settlement. We offer our clients support in counseling, representation and drafting of any kind of agreement related to this matter, thus helping the parties involved to resolve their conflict in an effective and timely manner.
We provide full support services at any stage for any transaction related with IP assets - sales, licenses, coexistence agreements etc.
Our lawyers can audit any IP assets and conduct due diligence on their owners throughout the transaction cycle. We can also participate in negotiations - advising, and representing our client along with drafting the final agreement.
Litigation in Administrative, Civil and Criminal Jurisdictions
Should negotiations for amicable settlements fail, taking the case to court may be the only option. The lawyers at Shevyrev& Partners specialize in IP and business related litigation.
We advise our clients on their rights, estimated chances of winning in court and balance damages incurred against possible costs while taking into consideration our client’s specific aims.
Due to their specific nature, IP matters may have to be exposed to various courts of justice, civil, criminal or administrative law. An in-depth knowledge of each issue and jurisdiction’s particularities is essential in order to optimize chances of success. Our lawyers are regularly active in cases for claiming compensation or criminal responsibility, involving private parties or public governmental organizations such as the Russian office of Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT), the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) and other organizations.