Alexey Vakhnin

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“A dependable and diligent firm whose service is prompt and customised, Vakhnina and Partners demonstrates a high level of patent drafting and prosecution expertise, provides detailed advice on litigation and always considers the particularities of Russian law. It is impossible to overemphasise the high quality of its work.” Colgate Palmolive, Xiaomi and Asian healthcare company UNICHARM all appreciate its support with patent applications and oppositions; while on the contentious front, its advocates have been bringing the heat in a range of invalidation suits. Giving the group its name is founding partner and law PhD Tatyana Vakhnina: “She is accurate and helpful, always performs in the best interests of her clients and will always find a solution for any problem or challenge.” Co-founder Alexey Vakhnin also holds a PhD – this time in medicine and biochemistry – and is hailed as “one of the best in Russia, especially for pharmaceutical and herbicide patents”. “Alexey is an extremely dynamic professional, who is zealous about his work and profession – an excellent patent attorney with outstanding client-facing skills. His ability to generate options and manage client expectations is also outstanding. He is always well informed and has a deep understanding of IP law in Russia and the surrounding region. His energy, enthusiasm and die-hard attitude make him a winner.” He has recently been dealing with Colgate’s prosecution and opposition needs alongside patent department head and chemistry PhD Elena Utkina, who earlier in her career was a deputy director of the Russian Patent Office, and acted as a major developer of the Patent Prosecution Highway between the Russian and Japanese PTOs.

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