Sojuzpatent is the longest established IP law firm in Russia and is recognised as a leader in all areas of IP protection.
Sojuzpatent’s team of over 160 qualified specialists includes 50 registered Russian and Eurasian patent and trademark attorneys and litigation lawyers who offer incisive and highly practical expertise in all disciplines of science and technology.
Sojuzpatent represents thousands of companies in 90 countries worldwide, including:
- six of the 12 largest corporations in the Fortune Global 500 list;
- five of the 10 leading global innovators (Patent Cooperation Treaty filers);
- four of the world’s 10 most valuable brands.
The firm was first established as the Patent Bureau – a structure of the Soviet Chamber of Commerce and Industry which for a long time was the only organisation of patent attorneys in the country and the only entity authorised to deal with foreign entities on IP protection matters. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the firm became a limited liability partnership owned by its attorneys.
The name Sojuzpatent comes from the word ‘sojuz’ or ‘soyuz’, meaning ‘union’ (as in Sovetsky Sojuz, Soviet Union) – the word was included only in the names of organisations of nationwide importance. ‘Sojuz’ is also traditionally associated with cooperation and friendship.
Sojuzpatent has forged long-lasting relationships with many famous companies – thus, for instance, continuing to renew trademarks that were first registered in the 1920s. Throughout its almost 100-year history, Sojuzpatent’s main goal has always been the provision of IP rights protection in Russia and other states – for both domestic and foreign applicants. Its decades of cooperation with the Russian Trademark and Patent Office, the All-Union Centre of Patent Services, international trade organisations and industrial enterprises have given Sojuzpatent a unique depth of experience in trademark and patent prosecution services and in litigation before courts and administrative bodies. It has also established its reputation within the international IP community, developing trusted connections with leading law firms around the world.
Sojuzpatent is proud of its history. Our team members consistently bring the successes of the past into their daily work routines, while confidently preparing for the future.
Sojuzpatent provides client services within and outside the Russian Federation on patenting inventions, utility models, industrial designs, selection achievements, trademark registration (service marks), appeals (origin of goods), selection achievements, domain names, software, databases and integrated circuits.
During its long history, Sojuzpatent has accumulated unique expertise in working on the territory of former Soviet republics and now independent states. Today, Sojuzpatent operates as a one-stop shop for every entity that wishes to ensure protection of its intellectual property in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Sojuzpatent attorneys file between 2,000 and 3,000 patent applications and between 1,000 and 2,000 trademark and design applications each year. It pays annuities for more than 50,000 patents and renews about 1,500 trademarks each year.
Sojuzpatent’s lawyers successfully represent their clients before the Russian Chamber for Patent Disputes and all Russian courts, as well as before some foreign courts.
The firm’s professionals have extensive experience in trademark, patent and design prosecution and enforcement, including opposition proceedings, cancellations, infringement, anti-counterfeiting and parallel import cases, and advise on IP commercialisation, including drafting licences and other IP agreements.
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- Tatiana Petrova, Head of trademark department
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