TRADEMARKS

Trademarks and service marks are some of the most valuable assets of a company. Company trademarks embody its reputation for quality products and services. A careful and elaborate strategy of trademark selection and protection can safeguard and strengthen the company’s competitive position in the market and also become the source of revenue through licensing or franchising programs.

As far as the trademark law is concerned our services include but are not limited to:

    • counseling clients on all trademark matters;
    • preparation and prosecution of applications for the registration of trademarks and service marks;
    • licensing, franchising and distribution agreements;
    • supervising national and international trademarks including the information about possibilities for raising oppositions or initiating infringement cases, and representing clients in trademark disputes.

A trademark or a service mark should not be put into use by a client before it is determined that the use of the mark or name will not infringe the existing rights of other companies. This requires an extensive search in the computerized databases. However, search results are of no value without a reasoned, practical analysis which we provide in a written report along with a clear assessment of the availability and the potential risk of liability for infringement. In addition, we assess the possibility of trademarks being denied registration because they are deemed non-distinctive, geographically descriptive or deceptively misdescriptive, or for other reasons.

When needed, we carry out additional investigations in order to determine whether and to what extent particular trademarks revealed during the clearance search are used. There have been many cases in our practice when we were able to negotiate the purchase of potentially conflicting marks for a fair price. In other instances, we have been able to eliminate the risk and obtain registrations by means of letters of consent from the owners of potentially conflicting marks.

We also provide services for obtaining international trademark protection for clients.

Our substantial experience in this field allows us providing cost and time-efficient solutions on preparation and prosecution of applications for international registration of a trademark under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement.

OUR TEAM

Veronica LIAPUNOVA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Founder, Partner, Russian Patent Attorney
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Mechanical Engineering | Electrical and Circuit Engineering | Radio and Communication Engineering | Measurement Technology | Control and Automation Systems | Patent Search | Freedom to Operate | IP Advice

After graduation from St. Petersburg Institute of Cinema Engineers and the Central Patent Institute Veronica worked for more than 20 years as a leading expert in the Russian PTO. Founded the company in 1994. Veronica is a member of FICPI, ECTA, AIPPI and LES groups. Speaks English.

Ilya LIAPUNOV

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Executive Director, Russian Trademark Attorney
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
  • Copyright
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Customs Measures | Full Availability Search | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Ilya is a graduate of St. Petersburg Institute of Finance and Economy and the Central Patent Institute. Began his career as an expert in the Russian PTO. Has been working in our company since its foundation.

Anna REZNICHENKO

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Managing Partner, Russian Trademark Attorney
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
  • Copyright
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Customs Measures | Full Availability Search | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Anna graduated from the Leningrad Sate University named after A.S. Pushkin with a Master's Degree in linguistics and, as a second diploma, with a Master's Degree in Law. Joined the company in 2004, become a partner in 2013. Speaks English and German.

Ivan KOTOV

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Russian Patent Attorney, Eurasian Patent Attorney
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Radio and Communication Engineering | Information Technology | Oil and Gas Engineering | Measurement Technology | Patent Search | Freedom to Operate | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Graduated from Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University in 2004 and got Ph.D. degree in physics and mathematics in 2010. Headed the Mechanics and Electronics Department of our company in 2013. Speaks English.

Arseny KHARIN

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Russian Patent Attorney, Eurasian Patent Attorney
  • Patents
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Medicine | Organic Synthesis and Chemical Technology | Food Industry | Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology | Freedom to Operate | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Arseny graduated from Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Science, and now is a head of the Chemical and Life Science Department of our Company. Speaks English.

Tatyana KISLITSYA

Liapunov & Co

Kiev 

tel.: +380 44 522 99 64

fax: +380 44 521 17 94

E-mail: kiev@liapunov.com

Ukrainian Patent and Trademark Attorney
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Trademarks
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Mechanical Engineering | Consumer Electronics | Customs Measures | Patent Search | Full Availability Search | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Graduated from the National Pedagogical University in 2008 and from the National University "Odessa Law Academy" with a diploma of intellectual property specialist in 2013. Tatyana joined our Company in 2011 and now is a head of the Office in Kiev. Speaks Russian and English.

Alexey GRISHAEV

Liapunov & Co

Moscow 

tel.: +7 499 240 04 94

fax: +7 499 240 04 94

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Russian Patent and Trademark Attorney
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Mechanical Engineering | Construction Engineering | Safety and Quality Management | Freedom to Operate | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Daria PETTUS

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Russian Trademark Attorney
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
  • Copyright
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Customs Measures | Full Availability Search | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Graduate of the Tula State University Department of Arts with a Master's degree in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication. Joined our company in 2007. Speaks English.

Viktor ALEXEEV

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Russian Patent Attorney
  • Patents
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Mechanical Engineering | Construction Engineering | Medical Engineering | Automotive Industry | Safety and Quality Management | Patent Search | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Victor graduated from St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics with MS Degree in Optical Engineering. He also holds MA in English language, from St. Petersburg State University. Victor joined our Company in 2010. Speaks English and German.

Nadezhda BURE

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Russian Patent Attorney
  • Patents
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Mechanical Engineering | Consumer Electronics | Medical Engineering | Aircraft Engineering | Automotive Industry | Patent Search | Freedom to Operate | IP Advice

Graduate of the Saint-Petersburg State Electrotechnical University with a Master's degree in Radio Engineering. Her second Master's Degree is in Linguistics (English and French) from the Metropolitan Institute of Interpreters and Translators in Moscow. Joined our company in 2008. Speaks English and French.

Bairta ZAZDRAVNYKH

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Russian Trademark Attorney
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Customs Measures | Full Availability Search | IP Advice

Graduate of the Pyatigorsk Sate Linguistic University with a Master's degree in English and Psychology. Joined our company in 2005. Speaks English.

Vera RUBANOVA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Russian Trademark Attorney
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Customs Measures | Full Availability Search | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Graduate of the North-West Academy of State Service. Vera joined our company in 2006. Speaks English.

Yuri TORSHIN

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Russian Trademark Attorney
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Customs Measures | Full Availability Search | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Graduate of the Department of Foreign Languages of the Chuvash Teachers’ Training University with degrees in Intercultural Communications and English Language teaching. Joined our company in 2006 and was certified as a Trademark Attorney in 2011. Speaks English.

Elena SHEVCHENKO

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Russian Trademark Attorney
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
  • Copyright
Specialization

| Customs Measures | Full Availability Search | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Graduate of the Baltic State Technical University named after D.F. Ustinov with a Degree in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Joined our company in 2008. In 2012 Elena was certified as a Trademark Attorney. Speaks English.

Margarita SHAVRYGINA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Expert
  • Designs
Specialization

| Patent Search | Patent Watch | IP Advice

Margarita graduated from Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) in 2016 and joined our company in the same year.

Inna GALAKA

Liapunov & Co

Kiev 

tel.: +380 44 522 99 64

fax: +380 44 521 17 94

E-mail: kiev@liapunov.com

Attorney at Law
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
  • Copyright
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Customs Measures | Full Availability Search | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Graduate of Vinnitsia State Pedagogical University and, as a second diploma, of National University of State Tax Service of Ukraine, Law Department. Joined our company in 2011. Speaks Russian and English.

Galina SHIROKOVA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Chief Docketing Manager
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Patent Search | IP Contracts | Patent Watch | IP Advice

Head of the Records and Document Management Department. Graduate of St.Petersburg State Electrotechnical University with a Master's degree in Linguistics and Intercultural Communications. Joined our company in 2008. Speaks English and German.

Tatyana CHERVINA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Attorney Assistant
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Patent Search | IP Contracts | Patent Watch

Graduate of Tyumen State University with a Master's degree in Linguistics and Intercultural Communications. Tatyana joined our company in 2006. Speaks English and French.

Tatyana Zaporozhets

Liapunov & Co

Kiev 

tel.: +380 44 522 99 64

fax: +380 44 521 17 94

E-mail: kiev@liapunov.com

Patent Attorney Assistant
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Patent Search | IP Contracts | Patent Watch

In 2013 Tatyana graduated from The National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” with a Master's degree of Laser and Physicotechnical Technologies and joined our company. Speaks Russian and English.

Maria GRUNINA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Expert
  • Patents
Specialization

| Medicine | Pharmaceutical Technology | Organic Synthesis and Chemical Technology | Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology | Patent Search | Patent Watch

Graduate of St.Petersburg State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Science, Department of Genetics. From 2006, Maria investigated the dopaminergic system features and alcohol-associated cancer mechanisms in patients with alcohol use disorders in St.Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute. Joined our company in 2014. Speaks English.

Darya ZAMOTINA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Trademark Attorney
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
Specialization

| Customs Measures | Full Availability Search | IP Contracts | IP Advice

Graduate of Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnic University with a Master's degree in Biophysics and of Herzen State Pedagogical University with a Master's degree in Law. Joined our company in 2008. Daria is experienced in the Customs measures in Russia and the CIS countries. Speaks English.

Alexey KARACHENTSEV

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Expert
  • Patents
Specialization

| Materials Technology | Electrical and Circuit Engineering | Radio and Communication Engineering | Oil and Gas Engineering | Measurement Technology | Patent Search | Freedom to Operate

Graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University in 1998 and got Ph.D. degree in 2001. From 2003 till 2007 worked at the University of Konstanz, Germany, where he got his second Ph.D. From 2009 till 2011 worked at the Institute of Polymer Research in Dresden. Joined our Company in 2014. Speaks English and German.

Julia NIKOLEVA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Attorney Assistant
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Mechanical Engineering | Construction Engineering | Medical Engineering | Patent Search | Patent Watch

Graduate of Saint-Petersburg Institute of External Economic Relations, Economics and Law, Faculty of International Relations. Before joining our company in 2013 Julia worked as an Attorney Assistant in another Russian IP firm. Now Julia is focused on Industrial Designs protection. Speaks English, Spanish and Swedish.

Dmitry OBISCHENKO

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Expert
  • Patents
Specialization

| Mechanical Engineering | Oil and Gas Engineering | Aircraft Engineering | Measurement Technology | Control and Automation Systems | Patent Search | Freedom to Operate | Patent Watch

Graduated from Novosibirsk State Technical University as a specialist in Automation and Computer Engineering and from Institute of Foreign Languages, St. Petersburg, as an interpreter (English). Dmitry worked as a technical interpreter and translator for several years, in 2013 began to work in our company. Speaks English.

George STOYKO

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Russian Patent Attorney
  • Patents
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Pharmaceutical Technology | Organic Synthesis and Chemical Technology | Food Industry | Inorganic Chemistry and Polymer technology | Patent Search | Freedom to Operate | IP Advice

Graduate of Saint-Petersburg State Technological Institute, Faculty of Fine Organic Synthesis and Biotechnology, Department of Molecular Biotechnology. From 2007, he investigated the population diversity of plant mycopathogens during postgraduate education at State Scientific All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection. From 2008, George worked in one of the leading biotech holdings “Alcor Bio” in R&D Department in the field of molecular genetic diagnostics. He has worked in our company since 2006. Speaks English.

Marina ZIMINA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Trademark Attorney Assistant
  • Trademarks
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Full Availability Search | IP Contracts

Graduate of St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies. Joined our Company in 2007. Speaks English.

Ekaterina SADOVSKAYA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Attorney Assistant
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Patent Search | Patent Watch

Graduate of Herzen State Pedagogical University, Faculty of Foreign Languages. Joined our Company in 2012. Speaks English and Spanish.

Ksenia TOPURIDI

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Attorney Assistant
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Patent Search | IP Contracts | Patent Watch

Graduate of Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Art with a Master's degree in Applied Informatics in Social Activities. Joined our company in 2008. Speaks English and Greek.

Galyna TUZIUK

Liapunov & Co

Kiev 

tel.: +380 44 522 99 64

fax: +380 44 521 17 94

E-mail: kiev@liapunov.com

Ukrainian Patent and Trademark Attorney
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Trademarks
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Mechanical Engineering | Consumer Electronics | Medicine | Food Industry | Patent Search | IP Advice

Graduate of National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” with a diploma of Mechanical Engineer and a diploma of Intellectual Property Specialist. Joined our company in 2008. Speaks Russian and English.

Petr RAZBEGAEV

Liapunov & Co

Moscow 

tel.: +7 499 240 04 94

fax: +7 499 240 04 94

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Attorney at Law
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
  • Copyright
  • Litigation and Enforcement
Specialization

| Customs Measures | IP Contracts | Patent Watch | IP Advice

Irina LAPO

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Attorney Assistant
  • Patents
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Patent Search | IP Contracts | Patent Watch

Graduate of Far Eastern Federal University with a Specialist’s Degree in Translation and Science of Translation. Joined our company in 2013. Speaks English and French.

Alina SALAHUTDINOVA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Attorney Assistant
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Patent Search | Patent Watch

Graduate of Kazan Federal University. Speaks English and German. Joined our team in 2015.

Olga KHARINA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Attorney Assistant
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Patent Search | IP Contracts | Patent Watch

Graduate of Kiev National Economic University with a Master's degree in Accounting and Economics. Olga joined our company in 2014. Speaks English and Ukrainian.

Olga KOZLOVA

Liapunov & Co

St. Petersburg 

tel.: +7 812 312 84 21

fax: +7 812 314 08 21

E-mail: mail@liapunov.com

Patent Attorney Assistant
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Records and Document Management
Specialization

| Patent Search | IP Contracts | Patent Watch

Graduate of Baltic State Technical University "VOENMEKH" with a Master's degree in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Olga joined our company in 2007. Speaks English.