Leaders League analysis
Sojuzpatent is the oldest leading law firm providing IP protection services in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Sojuzpatent’s team of over 160 qualified specialists includes 50 registered Russian and Eurasian patent and trademark attorneys and litigation lawyers offering incisive and highly practical expertise in all disciplines of science and technology.
The firm originated with the establishment of its predecessor, the Patent Bureau, which was a structure of the Soviet Chamber of Commerce and Industry. For many years, Sojuzpatent was the only patent and trademark law firm in the Soviet Union that was authorised to deal with IP protection and assist Soviet inventors in obtaining protection for their inventions, industrial designs and trademarks on exported goods. It also rendered IP services to foreign entities. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Sojuzpatent became a limited liability partnership owned by its attorneys. 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.
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 uses customised software, has strictly defined the workflow rules of documents in circulation and fine-tuned the necessary internal procedures – all of which helps to process large volumes of data.
Sojuzpatent’s professional liability is covered by a policy issued by one of the world’s top insurers.
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.