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Gorodissky & Partners Seminar - 2019

11 September - 12 September 2019

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of IP practice Gorodissky & Partners returns with its Seminar Obtaining and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Russia for foreign clients and associates as well as for all those interested in exploring and updating the knowledge about the ever changing IP landscape in Russia.

This year we offer you a very special program both in professional and social aspects.

Among key topics for the professional agenda are:

  • which way to go - Eurasian or national patent system;
  • strategies of patent protection for compositions in Russia (Eurasian countries);
  • building relationship with external IP agents from in-house IP heads view;
  • navigation through Russian-language information resources;
  • brand promotion strategy from a legal perspective;
  • design prosecution in auto industry;
  • efficient strategies for struggling infringements on the Internet;
  • personal data protection law in Russia and GDPR;
  • overview of recent trademark and patent disputes in Russia.

The diverse social program includes a private visit to the Russian State Historical Museum located nearby the Red Square and the Kremlin and a Reception with a spectacular view of the Red Square.

We look forward to seeing you in Moscow in September 2019!


Gorodissky & Partners
Guest Speakers
  • Maria Cristina Baldini, Partner, Trademark Attorney, Studio Torta (Italy)
  • Lena Ericsson, Attorney at Law, LL.M., Partner, Valea AB (Sweden)
  • Mary L. Grieco, Partner, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP (USA)
  • Shalva Gvaramadze, CEO, Gvaramadze Patent Bureau (Georgia)
  • Filip von Friesendorff, M.Sc. M.E., Group Patent Manager, European Patent Attorney, Alfa Laval (Sweden)
  • Anders Hansson, PhD, European Patent Attorney, IPR Commercialization Manager, IPR & Licensing, Patent Assertion, Ericsson (Sweden)
  • Matthew Hitching, European IP Director, Canon Europe (UK)
  • Martine Karsenty-Ricard, Lawyer and Partner at the Practice, J.P.KARSENTY & ASSOCIES (France)
  • Wei Pan, Ph.D., Partner, Patent Attorney, Attorney at Law, UNITALEN Attorneys at Law (China)
  • Andrey Sekretov, Director, International Relations Department, Eurasian Patent Office (Russia)

Gorodissky & Partners Conference Hall
B.Spasskaya Str., 25, bldg. 3, 3rd floor

The official language for the Seminar is English.

In this jubilee year, participation in the Seminar is free of charge.
The number of attendees is limited. Registration will be carried out on the basis of first come first served.

August 1, 2019

For attendees and accompanying persons we have arranged their accommodation at special room rates in Hilton Leningradskaya Moscow Hotel.

Standard Room for single occupation 7600 Rub.
Standard Room for double occupation 8600 Rub.
The rates are given per room/per night, including breakfast and excluding VAT (20%).
Exchange rates in May,2019: 1 Euro about 73 Rubles, 1 USD about 65 Rubles.

The hotel is located in a 10 min. walking distance from the venue (Kalanchevskaya Street 21/40, Moscow).

All attendees and accompanying persons should apply for visas to come to Russia. The Hilton Leningradskaya Moscow Hotel provides a visa support letter for a tourist visa for free upon request.

Welcome Cocktail smart casual
Closing Dinner business attire

The first half of September tends to have quite warm days with a daytime temperature of 16-18C.

Organizing Committee::
Ms. Venera Kanukova
: (495) 937 6112
: (495) 937 6104
e-mail: KanukovaV@gorodissky.ru


19.00 — 21.00 Welcome Cocktail/Registration
Hilton Leningradskaya Moscow Hotel, Bar Leningrad

9.00 — 9.30 Registration
Gorodissky & Partners Office
9.30  9.40 Opening Address
9.40  10.10 Current IP Landscape in Russia (Vladimir Biriulin)

Session 1: Patents

Moderator: Yury Kuznetsov
10.10  11.10 Panel discussion Eurasian or National Patent System? Which Way to Go? (Andrey Sekretov; Representative from the Russian Patent Office)
11.10  11.40 Coffee-break
11.40  13.00 Workshop IP Directors View: Building a Different Relationship with IP Agents (Filip von Friesendorff; Anders Hansson; Matthew Hitching; Representative from the United Wagon Company (Russia))
13.00  14.00 Lunch
Moderator: Sergey Dorofeev
14.00  14.45 Hidden State of Art Navigating Through Russian-language Information Resources (Dmitry Yakovlev, Veniamin Kazakov)
14.45  15.30 Strategies of Patent Protection for Compositions in Russia (Eurasian Countries) (Elena Nazina; Representatives from the Russian Patent Office & Eurasian Patent Office)
15.30  16.00 Coffee-break
16.00  17.00 Designs in Auto Industry (Alexander Vasilets; Lena Ericsson; Wei Pan)

Session 2: Trademarks

Moderator: Vladimir Trey
9.30  11.00 Brand Promotion Strategy from the Legal Perspective (Vladimir Trey; Alexey Kratiuk; Mary L. Grieco)
11.00  11.30 Coffee-break
11.30  13.00 Geographical Indications in Wine Industry (Viacheslav Rybchak; Maria Cristina Baldini; Martine Karsenty-Ricard; Shalva Gvaramadze)
13.00  14.00 Lunch

Session 3: Legal aspects

Moderator: Vladimir Biriulin
14.00  14.30 Enforcement and Litigation Strategies (Sergey Vasiliev)
14.30  15.00 Fighting IP Rights Infringements on the Internet (Evgeny Alexandrov)
15.00  15.30 Doing Franchising and Licensing Business in Russia (Sergey Medvedev)
15.30  16.00 Coffee-break
16.00  16.30 Data Protection in Russia Top 5 Compliance Challenges (Stanislav Rumyantsev)
16.30  17.00 Clearing the Path: Navigation in Russian Anti-trust Issues in Advertising Campaigns (Ilya Goryachev)
17.00  17.30 Discussion & Questions
19.00  21.00 Reception
Russian State Historical Museum

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to make changes / additions to the program.



All attendees and accompanying persons are invited to our Welcome Cocktail, which is a good opportunity to get acquainted with the Seminar attendees, speakers, guests and accompanying persons.
Welcome Cocktail will take place in the Bar Leningrad of the Hilton Leningradskaya Moscow Hotel.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Dress code: smart casual

The Closing Reception will be held in the Russian State Historical Museum. Three privileges in one event: private excursion, famous Russian dishes and live classical music performed by The Seasons Quartet.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Dress code: business attire

The Kremlin - The Armoury Chamber - The Diamond Fund
The Kremlin is a heart of Moscow. Since the 12th century it has been a home place of the Russian sovereigns and nowadays the Administration of the Russian President is still there. A remarkable ensemble of cathedrals, chambers and palaces is hidden inside its walls. In the Armoury Chamber there is an exposition of royal belongings and ambassadorial gifts. The Diamond Fund houses a fine collection of jewelry, some of the exhibits are very famous.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

According to your requests, any kind of the individual tours might be arranged.


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