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Nalco Company
Vaclav Harant, General Director for Russia and CIS
"The team of real professionals, each of them capable, when necessary, of providing robust legal support for achieving any business objective."
Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK)
Alexander Redkin, Legal Director
"We would like to note the impeccable quality of the services provided to us and the high standard of professionalism demonstrated by the team, together with a profound understanding of our business specifics and strategic mission."
Sibur
Aleksey Nikiforov, Legal Support,
"… a profound understanding of how the Russian energy industry ticks and an impressive track record of energy and infrastructure projects, including with an international footprint."
RusHydro
Dmitry Panchenko, Legal Director
"An undeniable strength of the firm is its high level of competence and the ability to find the best solution to complex legal challenges."
United Metallurgical Company (OMK)
Vladimir Markin, President

Mareven

FMCG
Food & Beverages / Restaurants
Drafted a franchise agreement for a trade mark portfolio and other IP assets of a big quick-cook noodle manufacturer (more than 70 IP items) Mareven and advised on Rospatent registration of the agreement. Developed a set of internal documents introducing trade secret arrangements within the company.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Corporation

FMCG
Food & Beverages / Restaurants
Supported registration of key business trade marks in Russia. Provided comprehensive legal support for launch of a franchise coffee house chain in Russia, developed and subsequently registered the agreements with Rospatent.

William Grant & Sons Limited

FMCG
Food & Beverages / Restaurants
Registered a number of the company’s key trade marks, including a three-dimensional one. Advised on IP management, including patents and trade marks, developed a strategy and took actions to combat counterfeit products.

The Financial Times

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Entertainment & Media
We manage the Financial Times’ entire global trade mark portfolio and advised on its new marketing campaign “We Live in Financial Times” including international trade mark filings to protect the Financial Times’ rights. The work we have carried out for the Financial Times supports one of the UK’s leading brands which has a strong worldwide footprint.

Reckitt Benckiser

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Managed a trade mark portfolio. Successfully challenged Rospatent's refusal to register FRENCH’S trade marks on the grounds that they might mislead consumers regarding the manufacturer and origin of the goods. Our associates managed to gather the requisite evidence and submit convincing arguments, resulting in a judgement to register these trade marks.

A large number of prominent companies

Automotive
Banks & Financial Institutions
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
We manage trade mark portfolios for a large number of prominent companies, including: JP Morgan, TGI Friday’s, Tie Rack, Financial Times, FTSE, BAFTA, Ocado, ACE Limited (the world’s biggest insurance company), Pirelli , Dentsply International (the world’s biggest manufacturer of professional dental health products), Campbell Gray Hotels, Searcy, MWB Malmaison (owner of Hotel Du Vin and Malmaison hotel chains) and City Inn.

VimpelCom

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Our trade mark attorneys assisted VimpelCom with registration of contrasting stripes as a figurative trade mark, this being a break-through in registration practice and providing broader opportunities for protecting individual elements of corporate style.