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Margarita Divina

Partner
Moscow Branch of Baker & McKenzie CIS, Limited

Biography

Margarita Divina practices mainly in the area of intellectual property law. A graduate (with honors) of the Moscow State University, Ms. Divina is admitted to practice in Russia since 1999 and also is a trademark attorney registered to practice before the Russian Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the International Trademark Association and the Association of European Businesses. Ms. Divina is also a member of board and international delegate of Licensing Executives Society Russia.

Practice Focus

Ms. Divina focuses her practice on transactional, non-contentious and contractual IP work and franchising issues. She also advises clients on general IP matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised major multinational and Russian companies on intellectual property protection concerns in Russia.
  • Advised multinational hotel and restaurant operating companies on franchising and trademark assignment issues and licensing concerns in Russia and other CIS jurisdictions.
  • Represented a major Russian oil company in negotiations pertaining to technology, patent and trademark licensing.
  • Advised a major multinational beer company on trademark enforcement issues and trademark licensing structures in CIS jurisdictions.
  • Successfully represented major European and Russian pharmaceutical companies before the Russian Antimonopoly Authority on unfair competition issues.
  • Advised a major European automobile company on issues pertaining to trademark licensing structures.
  • Successfully represented a major European liquor manufacturer in trademark infringement proceedings.
  • Advised major multi-national apparel, sportswear and footwear companies on issues pertaining to franchising and trademark licensing strategies.
  • Advised major multinational software and IT companies on issues of software and technology licensing.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • European Business Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Licensing Executives Society of Russia

Admissions

  • Russia (1999)
  • Russian Patent and Trademark Office~Russia

Education

  • Moscow State University Law Faculty (Post Graduate Degree) (2003)
  • Moscow State University Law Faculty (J.D. Honors) (1999)

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Russian