Baker McKenzie's Russian IP Practice Group has been ranked in Band 1 for both enforcement/litigation and prosecution/strategy according to the recently released World Trademark Review 1000 Rankings.

Eugene Arievich has been ranked a Band 1 Individual for both enforcement/litigation and prosecution/strategy, while Denis Khabarov and Margarita Divina have been ranked as Band 1 Individuals for enforcement/litigation and prosecution/strategy, respectively.

World Trademark Review comments:

“Baker McKenzie’s Russian IP squad counsels companies across the trademark spectrum, packing a hefty punch in both prosecution and litigation. Its diverse clientele features household names from the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage and tobacco industries, among many others. Leading the way in the non-traditional trademark space, it successfully registered Tiffany & Co’s signature ‘tiffany blue’ colour in Russia. Heading the CIS practice is enforcement maestro Eugene Arievich, who recently secured victory for the famous Hotel Cipriani in a fraught, protracted battle with competitor Altunis Trading which involved 20 separate litigations. He has achieved great things and has fantastic knowledge and an outstanding relationship with clients.” Together with Arievich, Denis Khabarov assisted Julius Samann in four court actions relating to the company’s well-known tree-shaped air freshener. He previously worked for the Moscow Companies Registration Authority, which has given him a profound understanding of start-up culture. The business-minded Margarita Divina is a dab hand at drafting franchising and licensing agreements; she recently advised Ingram Micro in connection with its acquisition of Odin Service Automation Platform from Parallels.”

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