Olga Bezrukova is a partner and head of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in Russia and the CIS. She has practiced intellectual property (IP) and technology law since 1989. Her experience includes serving as a Russian Patent Attorney since 1993 and a Eurasian Patent Attorney since 1996.

    Olga is one of the most well-known and recognized IP experts and litigators with an impressive track record of wins. Over 10 years, Olga has been named among the best IP lawyers in Russia according to Best Lawyers, and is listed in IP by The Legal 500 EMEA 2019.

    Olga’s practice focuses on the acquisition and protection of rights to inventions, trademarks and utility models. She also drafts technology transfer contracts and agreements, as well as other IP agreements governing transfers of rights to trademarks and license agreements, and issues reports on breaches of patent/trademark rights and on the legal status of IP items. In addition, she advises clients on copyright issues, drafts copyright-related agreements and assists with software and database registrations.

    Olga has extensive experience in obtaining Russian patents in areas such as chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medicine, biology, biotechnology, mechanics and electrical engineering.

    For the last two years, Olga has represented clients and won in more than 20 IP-related judicial proceedings, as well as at the Chamber for the Patent Disputes of the Rospatent.

    Olga has participated in a variety of global projects related to transfers of rights and licensing of various IP items, including trademarks, technologies, etc.

    Olga regularly speaks and participates at leading international and national IP and IT-related conferences, including INTA, Pharmaceuticals: Legal Issues by Pravo.ru and Skolkovo IP Academy. She has also participated as a speaker at events sponsored by the Adam Smith Institute (London) and annual conferences sponsored by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.

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    • Represented a Swiss pharmaceutical company in court with regard to violation of its copyrights for the patents by third parties; proceeded with registration of the patents in the Russian Federation and in Eurasia.
    • Led and carried out activities to register patents in the Russian Federation and in Eurasia; registered trademarks on behalf of 3M Company (Russia).
    • Represented a large Russian car manufacturer in court with regard to violation of its copyrights for a patent by third parties.
    • Led a project to represent a major food company in its acquisition of a Russian business, including trademark rights, conducted a due diligence review of IP items that form part of the target assets, and negotiated and drafted related agreements.
    • Represented a leading restaurant company in the franchising purchase of a famous US brand.
    • Represented a major automobile company in connection with obtaining patents to inventions, industrial samples, trademark registrations, including representing the client in the Chamber for Patent Disputes attached to the Russian patenting authority (Rospatent) and in courts, and drafting license agreements.
    • Participated in a project involving the acquisition of assets, including trademarks registered in various countries, on behalf of a major international food company.
    • Represented a Russian pharmaceutical company in its acquisition of several US patents, registered trademarks in various countries, conducted a due diligence review and drafted agreements.
    • Led and assisted in the acquisition of trademark rights by an international company from a major global coffee producer.
    • Represented a major US aerospace corporation in a number of space engine development projects undertaken with a Russian partner, conducted a legal due diligence review of technologies subject to transfer and drafted documents, including trademark licensing agreements.
    • Coordinated and led a civil aircraft development project pursued jointly by a Russian aviation company and a US-based holding entity, and drafted documents.

    Education

    • Moscow State Law Academy, M.A., 1998
    • Patent Attorney School, 1993
    • Institute for Industrial Property, M.A., 1992
    • Moscow State University, Ph.D., 1989
    • Moscow State University, M.A., 1984
    • Moscow State University, B.A., 1984
    • Moscow Aviation Institute, B.A., 1980

    Admissions

    • Russian Federation
    • Russian Patent Attorney (Reg number 57)
    • Eurasian Patent Attorney (Reg number 91)

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, Association of Patent Attorneys
    • Member, International Licensing Society

    Languages

    • English
    • French
    • Russian
    • Ukrainian
    • Recognized in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2019 for Russia – Intellectual Property
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 in intellectual property, Russia
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 Edition
    • Recommended in Chambers Europe 2015 Edition
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 Edition
    • Recognized in Chambers Global 2015 as a leading international expert on Intellectual Property, Russia

    Speaking Engagements

    • Frequent speaker at annual conferences sponsored by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
    • Speaker at events sponsored by the Adam Smith Institute (London) 
    • Hosted and spoke at IP protection and technology transfer conferences in Moscow

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