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Olga Tikhonina

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Patent and Trademark Attorney, Partner

Phone: +7 965 4298656
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Languages: Russian, English

 

Practice areas

IP Litigation
IP Licensing and Transfers
Patent and Trademark matters

Professional experience

Olga Tikhonina is a partner and co-founder of the law firm “Ivanov, Makarov & Partners”. She started her career as a patent attorney’s assistant and then worked for several years as a lawyer in a major Russian IP firm. Olga works with all kinds of intellectual property issues, with the focus on contractual relations such as licensing, franchising, distribution and acquisition of intellectual property rights.

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Alexey Ivanov

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Attorney at Law, Partner

Phone: +7 903 1032298
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Languages: Russian, English



Practice areas

IP Litigation
IP Due Diligence
Unfair competition

Professional experience

Alexey Ivanov is a partner and co-founder of the law firm “Ivanov, Makarov & Partners”. He started his career as an assistant attorney and worked in major Moscow legal firms. In 2005 he became an advocate and a member of the Moscow Bar. Alexey focuses on commercial litigation and has extensive experience with legal issues related to trademarks, patents, copyright, unfair competition and Internet law. He is skilled in due diligence review and analysis for mergers and acquisitions of trademark, copyright and domain name portfolios. Alexey combines his attorney practice with work at the Civil and Labor Law Department of the People's Friendship University of Russia (Moscow). He gives lectures on Protection of IP Rights and conducts workshops on International Private Law. Alexey spends significant amount of time monitoring and analysing legislative developments.

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Dmitry Makarov

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Trademark Attorney, Partner

Phone: +7 916 1142703
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Languages: Russian, English

 

Practice areas

IP Litigation
IP Transactions
Trademark and Copyright matters

Professional experience

Dmitry Makarov is a partner and co-founder of the law firm “Ivanov, Makarov & Partners”. He started his career as a lawyer in a major Russian IP Firm. In 2006, he became a trademark attorney. Dmitry specializes in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. He advises on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property in particularly trademarks, copyright, patents, design rights, confidential information and trade secrets. Dmitry has an extensive experience in legal aspects related to transactions and due diligence of  intellectual property. Regularly presents different IP topics at seminars and conferences. He is a member of the Licensing Executive Society Russia.

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Mark Chizhenok

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Patent and Trademark Attorney
Attorney at Law, Partner

Phone: +7 926 2357679
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Languages: Russian, English, French

 

Practice areas

IP Litigation
Domain name disputes resolution
Patent and Design matters

Professional experience

Mark Chizhenok is a partner of law firm "Ivanov, Makarov & Partners" (IM&P). He is a prominent IP practitioner and litigator also known as an excellent speaker and legal researcher. Before IM&P foundation he has been involved in legal and specifically IP practice for about 10 years often dealing with important and unprecedented case. He started his legal work in 1998 as a leading participant of the non-profit University students’ project of pro bono legal consulting. During the same time he created, developed and managed a successful online consulting service. In 1999 he joined the major Russian IP Law Firm as a lawyer, specializing in Internet-related disputes. In the years 2005-2007 he tried himself as an associate of a foreign boutique law firm where he was responsible for building of intellectual property practice. After two more years of practice with the former IP law firm he co-founded "Ivanov, Makarov & Partners".

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Alexey Karabanov

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Trademark Attorney

Phone: +7 495 6048176
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Languages: Russian, English



Practice areas

Trademark filing and prosecution
Licensing and transfer of IP
IP Due Diligence

Professional experience

Alexey started his career as an intellectual property examiner in the Russian Patent and Trademark Office. During the time of 2003 to 2012 he worked in the Russian PTO, holding different positions including the position of the Head of Intellectual Property Registration Department & Head of National Trademark Department. Alexey is one of the most experienced trademark specialists who know the trademark filing and trademark application prosecution in every detail. Alexey has an extensive experience in legal aspects of IP transactions, license, assignments and due diligence of trademarks. In 2012 he qualified as the Trademark Attorney and is now associated with Ivanov, Makarov & Partners.

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Irina Ermakova

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Lawyer, Associate

Phone: +7 916 392 30 75
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Languages: Russian, English

 

Practice areas

Merger & Acquisition
Corporate law

Professional experience

Irina started her practice as a lawyer with one of the most famous Russian chocolate producers, where she also acquired first experience of working with IP issues, among them registration of a world-known trademark. Then, she joined a team of lawyers working on consolidation of a group of companies engaged in construction business, where she was involved in creation of the foreign-based part of the group. This work made her experienced in solving various corporate issues, creating M&As’ projects, often beyond commonly used schemes. While working there Irina dealt with a lot of international contracts, e.g. cross-border loans, share-holder contributions, designed to give start to a safe functioning of a large holding. In 2010 Irina became associated with “Ivanov, Makarov & Partners” law firm.

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Juri Semiletopulo

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Lawyer, Associate

Phone: +7 495 6048176
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Languages: German, Russian, English

 

Practice areas

European contract law, Russian corporate law

Professional experience

Juri has good knowledge of commercial laws of European Union. His expertise is very useful for "Ivanov, Makarov & Partners" where intellectual property contracts governed by the European laws are involved. Juri studied law in the Law School of Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany) which he graduated from in the year 2004  (elective course: Computer Law). Shortly after the graduation he worked in the office of state prosecutor and passed an internship in the Higher Regional Court of North Rhine-Westphalia (Dusseldorf, Germany). He is a fully qualified German lawyer since 2008. He is practicing law in Germany and in Russia, which helps him to understand such transitional issues as border-crossing transfers of IP rights.