DErmolina

Darya Ermolina

Of Counsel
Moscow Branch of Baker & McKenzie CIS, Limited

Biography

Darya Ermolina is a counsel in Baker McKenzie’s Moscow office. Recommended by Legal 500, she is seasoned in IP enforcement and litigation. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Ermolina worked as a lawyer at another international law firm.

Practice Focus

Ms. Ermolina focuses on general IP advice, IP enforcement and litigation.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a Swiss luxury goods holding company and its affiliated companies in litigation involving the cancellation of the unfair registration of their trademarks in Russia in the name of third parties for clothing.
  • Represented a Swiss luxury goods holding company and a Swiss manufacturer of prestige watches in an unfair competition action against bad faith registration of a similar trademark. The antimonopoly authorities ruled in favor of the clients. The Intellectual Property Court supported the decision of the antimonopoly authorities and left their decision in full legal force.
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in an unprecedented case against a parallel importer. The maximum possible compensation of RUB5 million (approximately USD146,000) was awarded by the court for infringement of trademark rights.
  • Represented a British multinational alcoholic beverages company in a dispute involving cancellation of its trademarks due to non-use. The courts of three instances declined the claims of the adverse party and ruled in favor of the client leaving its trademarks in full force.
  • Represented British multinational tobacco company in a dispute against a Japanese cigarette manufacturing company which claimed that the client’s new product packaging infringes its trademark rights. As a result the courts of two instances fully rejected the claims.
  • Represented an American premium cable and satellite TV network in a dispute against registration of its trademark in the name of a Russian publishing group, which was using the trademark as the name of their Russian glossy magazine.
  • Representing and American film studio in litigation involving bad faith registration of its trademark with respect to perfumery products by a third party. The court ruled in favor of the client.

Admissions

  • Russia (2003)