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.


The Moscow State Law Academy – lawyer, 2005
The Moscow State University – historian, 1999


April 2012 - Qualification as a Russian Patent Attorney No. 1442 (inventions and utility models).
January, 2013 – Qualification as a Russian Patent and Trademark Attorney No. 1442 (industrial designs and trademarks).
April, 2013 – Qualification as a Eurasian Patent Attorney No. 315.

Notable Representations

Burger King Corp. vs. Makoveev A.V. (case No. A40-154813/2012). Represented Plaintiff in trademark action relating to RU domain name. Case resulted in favor of Plaintiff (2013).

Burger King Corp. vs. Talco Aktiengesellschaft (case No. A40-160021/09-27-1137). Represented Plaintiff in trademark action relating to RU domain name. Case resulted in favor of Plaintiff (2010).

Forbes Media LLC vs. OOO “Landmark VIP Service” (case No. A40-100094/09-110-663). Represented Plaintiff in trademark action relating to RU domain name. Case settled by amicable agreement (2010).

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. vs. OOO “Repli Master” (case No. А40-135063/09-39-950). Represented Plaintiff in action relating to Defendant’s breach of license agreement. Case resulted in favor of Plaintiff (2010).

Notable Expertise

  • Counseling a multinational telecommunication company on licensing and IP management.
  • Counseling a Russian service company on issues of technology and trademark licensing in Russia and CIS.
  • Counseling a European spirits manufacturing company on assignment of rights and licensing of its IP portfolio.
  • Counseling a multinational metallurgical company on confidentiality and know-how protection issues.
  • Counseling a multinational beauty salon company on franchising.
  • Counseling a Russian pharmaceutical company on transfer of rights and licensing.


“Several peculiarities of transferring know-how”, Law and Defense, No.01 (2010)

The article explains main issues of know-how transferring agreements in the light of the Russian law. The article focuses on practical aspects of application of the law while drafting know-how transferring agreements and while further performing contractual obligations by the parties thereto.


“Transactions on disposal of exclusive rights in accordance with the 4th part of the Russian Civil Code”
delivered at the 7th Annual IP Seminar “Strategies for Protection and Managing of Company’s Intellectual Property” Moscow, April 15, 2009.