Nextons has the premier Intellectual Property and Technology practice in Russia. The Firm provides comprehensive advice on intellectual property matters and represents clients in IP disputes in arbitration courts and courts of general jurisdiction, in the Chamber of Patent Disputes (Rospatent), and the Federal Antimonopoly Service.

The IP practice group experts represent clients in relation to acquisition, maintenance, exercise and defense of rights to inventions, utility models, industrial design, copyright and neighboring rights, trademarks, trade names and domain names, as well as in relation to protection against unfair competition. Our team has represented clients in over 2,000 cases in Rospatent, a number unsurpassed by other law firms operating in Russia.

The Nextons team provides legal support on intellectual property matters within corporate transactions, including IP due diligence and developing recommendations on deal structuring with consideration of allocation of IP rights. Our lawyers also advise on all kinds of intellectual property agreements including license agreements and confidentiality agreements.

Our technology expertise covers a wide range of issues, including IT contracts, e-commerce, data protection, cybersecurity, and litigation.

Key Service Areas

  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Intellectual property issues in corporate transactions
  • Intellectual property contractual work
  • Information technologies
  • Data protection
  • Cybersecurity
  • Management of intellectual property and intangible assets in business
  • Automation of business processes and risk analysis in intellectual property commerce

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What Our Clients Say

“The firm has a potent presence in Russia, where its substantial IP practice crunches through a varied diet of trademark and domain name work, encompassing everything from registrations both in Russia and worldwide to complex cross-border litigation.”World Trademark Review, 2022
“Sizeable joint Moscow–St Petersburg IP team with a strong client following among large technology companies consumer products producers.”Chambers Global, 2022
“The firm maintains a significant IP presence in Russia. Its reliable and multifaceted Moscow contingent prosecutes and enforces trademarks for A-list brands across sectors as diverse as oil and gas, food and beverages, and pharmaceuticals.”World Trademark Review, 2021
“We go to them with complex, non-standard work. They have in-depth expertise.”Chambers Europe, 2021
“It is one of the leading IP practices in Russia, having a keen understanding of the industry, considerable knowledge, commercial insight.”The Legal 500, 2021
“They have the strongest IP practice, which is able to quickly develop a winning strategy and find creative solutions allowing clients to meet any challenge successfully.“The Legal 500, 2019
“The strong team of excellent specialists utilises “its unparalleled technical understanding of Russian data privacy law.”The Legal 500, 2019