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Sergey Vasiliev

Sergey Vasiliev

Partner Ph.D Trademark Attorney
Lead Lawyer
Legal Department
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  • Lomonosov Moscow State University (1997–2006)


  • LES International


  • Moscow Government (2002–2004)
  • «Andreevsky Flag» film company (2004–2006)
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University (2004–2006)
  • Top Line Group (2006 -2007)
  • Gorodissky and Partners since 2007


  • Russian
  • English


  • Legal 500 EMEA
  • Trademarks
  • Patent law
  • Copyright and neighbouring rights
  • Software and database protection
  • Deals with IP objects
  • IP due diligence
  • Legal representation and dispute resolution
  • Advertising and unfair competition
  • Anti-counterfeiting


  • LES International


  • Legal 500 EMEA


  • “Exclusive Rights Management: Service inventions” (Patent Congress - 2021 - AIPPI Russian National Group, Moscow, June 2021)
  • “Fight against copying or imitation of the company's style by competitors” (Round table “Intellectual Property: How to Protect the Corporate Identity of the Company”, Moscow, April 2021)
  • “Corporate RIA” (18th Gorodissky annual seminar “IP Protection Strategies for Successful Company Development”, Moscow, October 2020)
  • “Venture Capital and Intellectual Property” (XXI IP Forum, Moscow, October 2020)
  • “Intellectual Assets Audit: Methods and Recommendations” (Webinar “Venture Capital: How to Build a Business on Intellectual Products”, Moscow, June 2020)
  • “Enforcement and Litigation Strategies” (Seminar “Obtaining and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Russia”, Moscow, September 2019)
  • “Trademark enforcement & litigation” (The International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, New York, June 2019)
  • “Export of intellectual property rights: the basic agreements, key terms & conditions” (Seminar “Export of intellectual property rights: the basic agreements, key terms & conditions”, Moscow, December 2018)
  • “Licensing in online business” (LES Russia seminar “Licensing as an effective business development tool”, Moscow, December 2018)
  • “Trademark Non-use Effects. Russian Legislation Innovations” (16th annual seminar “IP protection strategies for successful company development”, Moscow, April 2018)
  • “Parallel import: searching for a common sense” (III Annual Conference “IP rights protection”, Moscow, September 2017
  • “IP transactions in Russia”, “Litigation and counterfeit fighting” (Seminar in Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association, Tokyo, July 2017)
  • “Protecting your IP rights in Russia” (MIP Global Patent Road Show, Palo Alto and Chicago, April 2017)
  • “IP Transactions and Know-How Protection in Russia” (Seminar “Russian IP System” held by KPAA (Korea Patent Attorneys Association), Seoul, October 2016)
  • “Enforcement of IP rights in Russia: Patents, Designs and Trademarks” (JIPII’s Seminar (Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation), Tokyo, October 2016)
  • “Software and database protection — how to prove an infringement” (13th annual seminar “IP strategies for successful company’s development”, Moscow, April 2015)
  • “Enforcement of the court decision” (JETRO IP Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, July 2014)
  • “Copyright fees — ways to save a balance of convenience” (seminar “Practical aspects of management of company’s IP assets”, Perm, May 2014)
  • “Welcome to the market: the law on competition on your defense” (12th annual seminar “IP strategies for successful company’s development”, Moscow, April 2014)
  • Know-how: building the secrecy walls” (JETRO IP Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, October 2013)
  • “Parallel import and cars — from Porsche Cayenne to ignition plugs” (9th annual seminar “Obtaining and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Russia”, Saint Petersburg, August 2013)
  • “New name for your business: recommendations of a lawyer”, “IP rights as part of civil and labour law” (11th annual seminar “IP strategies for successful company’s development”, Moscow, April 2013)
  • “Allocation of IP subject matters developed in the course of contract services”, (10th annual seminar “IP strategies for successful company’s development”, Moscow, April 2012
  • “Evolution of parallel import liability” (8th annual seminar “IP strategies for successful company’s development”, Moscow, April 2010)


  • Fighting against sales of counterfeit goods through the internet, in wholesale and retail chain stores.
  • Representation of a well-known manufacturer of household appliances in court against cybersquatting and unlawful use of a trademark in the domain name.
  • Representation of manufacturers of baby care producers and automobile manufacturers in cases against parallel importers.
  • Representation of Russian IT producer in a trademark infringement case.
  • Representation of a well-known American cosmetics producer and Austrian optics producer in non-use trademark cancellation cases.
  • Drafting and registration of licenses.
  • Due diligence.

Patent law:

  • Settlement of patent infringement claims.
  • Legal representation of a Russian direct marketing service provider.
  • Successful legal representation in court of a Russian industrial corporation.


  • Counterfeit settlement of claims against unauthorized distribution of software and databases of computer technology corporations.
  • Due diligence and software and database registration in Russian PTO.
  • Representation of a large Japanese manufacturer of toys in case against distribution of counterfeit goods by a well-known wholesale and retail chain.
  • Legal support of Russian and international movie production.
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