Maria Makhlina

Partner at A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm

Maria Makhlina joined A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm as a partner in 2017. She had previously worked for one of Russia’s major IP law firms for over 10 years, during which she specialised in patent searches, freedom-to-operate and validity opinions, as well as IP litigation and consulting.

Her extensive experience conducting patent litigation before the Russia Chamber for Patent Disputes and the courts of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan in different fields of art and technology led to her appointment as head of patents at A Zalesov & Partners.

Ms Makhlina strives to provide her clients with the strongest protection possible for their invention and accordingly urges them to register their patents abroad, as well with the Russian Patent and Trademark Office (RUPTO) and the Eurasian Patent Office. She is an expert in PCT application reviews.

Ms Makhlina extensive experience extends to industrial design protection under the Hague Agreement for Russian and foreign clients. She has helped establish the RUPTO practice in this area by devising solutions with RUPTO experts in the most complex cases.

As a Russian and Eurasian patent attorney, Ms Makhlina is qualified to handle all specialisations available under Russian legislation, including applications for plant varieties and computer programs – meaning that her team of patent attorneys covers all fields of science and technology, including registration of plant varieties and software programs.

She also represents and assists foreign clients, in particular Japanese and European companies, with patent litigation.

Ms Makhlina graduated from the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute as a specialist in international scientific and technological cooperation and holds a lawyer's diploma from the Russian Academy of Intellectual Property.

She is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, INTA, the Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys

Firm details

A Zalesov & Partners Patent & Law Firm
Marshala Rybalko str
bld 9
office 535
Moscow 123060

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