Aleksey Zalesov

Managing Partner at A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm

Aleksey Zalesov is the managing partner of A Zalesov & Partners and a Russian patent, trademark and design attorney, as well as a Eurasian patent attorney and attorney at law.

In addition to an LLM from the Moscow Academy of Law and a JD from the Russian Institute of Intellectual Property, Dr Zalesov holds a master’s in physics from the Moscow Physics Engineering Institute. Dr Zalesov is a member of the Council on Intellectual Property of the Council of the Federation and one of the key contributors to the bill amending the Federal Law on Patent Attorneys, which envisages the creation of a unified professional corporation of patent attorneys, with uniform rules of professional ethics and a mechanism for ensuring the maintenance of professional secrets.

Dr Zalesov has practiced IP law since 1993 and has dealt with over 350 patent and trademark litigations before the Russian courts and administrative bodies.

Dr Zalesov supervises the firm’s entire practice, concentrating his professional efforts in patent litigation and invalidation disputes, especially in the life sciences. He also takes an active part in the most important trademark invalidation and litigation cases for the firm’s key clients.

Dr Zalesov has prevailed in many precedent-setting cases, including:

  • Russia’s first successful online trademark enforcement action and recovery of damages;
  • Russia’s first successful database copyright enforcement, with significant damages recovered;
  • Russia’s first successful recovery of moral damages in a patent infringement case; and
  • Russia’s first successful enforcement of an appellation of origin. 

He is the vice president of the Russian national group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property – after serving as president of the group for many years before 2020 – and vice president of the Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys, after serving as the chamber’s president between 2012 and 2018.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI
  • FICPI
  • Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys

Firm details

A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm
Marshala Rybalko Street 2
Building 9
Office 535
Moscow 123060
Russia

Contact details

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