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Alexander Vasilets

Alexander Vasilets

Partner RussianDesign Attorney
Head of Design Department
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  • Peoples Friendship University of Russia (1974–1980)
  • Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property (1986–1988)


  • Chamber of patent attorneys


  • Sojuzpatent (1985–1999)
  • Gorodissky and Partners since 1999


  • Russian
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Patenting of designs in Russia and other countries
  • Consulting Russian and foreign clients on industrial design legislation issues
  • Representing clients at the Chamber of Patent Disputes


  • Chamber of patent attorneys
  • “Protecting and enforcing design rights” (World Trademark Review, Designs - A Global Guide 2018: Russia, January 2018)
  • Chapter Russia (Design Rights: Functionality and Scope of Protection, October 2017)
  • “Choosing the right protection” (“World Trademark Review”, № 67, 2017)
  • Designs 2017 (Chapter Russia) (World Trademark Review (WTR) Designs 2017: A Global Guide)
  • “Industrial Designs” (“IP Management in Russia” of Gorodissky & Partners for JETRO, 3rd edition, March 2016)
  • “About industrial design in South Korea” (Gorodissky and Partners Information Bulletin, #79, 2011)
  • “Innovations of Russian law relating to industrial designs” (Japanese AIPPI Journal, May 2010)
  • “Innovations of Russian law relating to industrial designs”(Gorodissky & Partners information bulletin, #62, 2009)
  • “Contestation of the legitimacy of the European Union industrial design registration” (Information Bulletin, Gorodissky and Partners, 2008)
  • “Some aspects of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs in connection with the accession of the Republic of Armenia” (Gorodissky and Partners Information Bulletin, 2007)
  • “Advantages and disadvantages of volumetric and planar objects protection as an industrial design and a trademark (“Patenting. Anthology”, 2006 (co-author Valery Lyzhin))
  • “Typical applicants` mistakes when filing an industrial design application” (“Patenting. Anthology”, 2006)
  • “Design patent as an instrument of a products appearance protection” (“Patenting. Anthology”, 2002)
  • “New ways of industrial design protection in the European economic community” (“Patenting. Anthology”, 2002)
  • “Law changes in France and Great Britain regarding industrial designs” (“Patenting. Anthology”, 2002)
  • “Unique traits: protection of a package appearance as an industrial design” (“Paket”, #3, June 2002)


  • “Industrial design protection” (Post-Accession Seminar on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, Moscow, April 2018)
  • “The Difference of Legal Protection of Industrial Designs in Russia and EU” (16th annual seminar “IP protection strategies for successful company development”, Moscow, April 2018)
  • “How to obtain and protect your design rights in Russia and the EU” (Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit, Brussels, December 2017
  • “Protection and Enforcement of Design Rights in Russia” (Webinar, February 2017)
  • “Industrial designs protection in Russia after 1st of October 2014” (13th annual seminar “IP Strategies for Successful Companys Development”, Moscow, April 2015)
  • “Industrial designs in Russia, current practice and expected amendments” (JETRO seminar, Tokyo, Japan, June 2014)
  • “Industrial designs in Russia and European Union. What is the difference?” (12th annual seminar “IP Strategies for Successful Companys Development”, Moscow, April 2014)
  • “Industrial design patents for cars and parts” (9th Annual seminar “Obtaining and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Russia”, Saint Petersburg, August 2013)
  • “Ways to optimize the extent of industrial design protection” (11th annual seminar “IP Strategies for Successful Companys Development”, Moscow, April 2013)
  • “Trade dress — how to protect it in Russia” (8th Annual seminar “Obtaining and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Russia”, Moscow, September 2012)
  • “Design protection in the field of information technologies” (10th annual Seminar “IP Strategies for Successful Companys Development”, Moscow, April 2012)
  • Consulting a large German industrial company on patenting strategy in Russia and CIS countries.
  • Representing a large Swiss tobacco company at the Chamber of Patent Disputes with subsequent granting a design patent.
  • a Japanese company (producer of medical equipment) at the Chamber of Patent Disputes, resulting with a design patent grant
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