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Elena Gorodisskaya

Elena Gorodisskaya

Partner | Attorney | Trademark Attorney | PhD (Law) | Practice leader Intellectual Property

Areas of practice:

Dispute Resolution/ International Arbitration
Intellectual Property
Advertising & Mass Media
Defamation Litigation

Elena Gorodisskaya has been practising for over 23 years and is a top expert in Moscow for the protection of trademarks and other intellectual properties. Her area of practice centres on representation of AGP clients in the context of trademark registration with the Federal Intellectual Property Service (Rospatent) at the examination stage and in the Patent Dispute Chamber alike. She handles registration of trademarks owned by large European and Russian companies, licence agreements, IP due diligence.

Elena represents clients in litigation and before law enforcement agencies, the Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Federal Customs Service, protecting their trademark rights as well as other intellectual property rights in litigation and arbitration contexts. Elena's extensive track records includes advocacy before the antitrust authorities and courts in the context of advertising violations as well as defamation litigation.

Elena was actively involved in the activities of an expert team of a State Duma committee in the context of developing amendments to trademark laws, and contributed to the drafts of a number of articles and prepared proposals from the Corporate Legislation Promotion Not-for-Profit Partnership (formed by Russia's leading law firms) to amend the RF Civil Code as regards trademarks.

Practice of law:

  • Andrey Gorodissky & Partners (since 1993)
  • Moscow Lawyers, a law firm of Moscow Bar Association
    Advocate (1992 -1993)
  • Legal Consultancy Office No 6, Moscow City Bar Association, Advocate (1991 - 1992)
  • Soyuzmorniiproyekt, Department of International Private, Soviet and Foreign Maritime Law
    Researcher (1982 - 1984)


  • State Planning, Surveying, Research and Development Institute of Maritime Transportation (Soyuzmorniiproyekt)
    Post-graduate school, PhD in Law (1985)
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
    Degree in International Law with foreign language skills (1978)


  • Patent attorney (trademarks), Entry No 339 (1995) in the Register of Patent Attorneys


  • Moscow Bar Association (since 1991)


  • IP Star
  • The Best Lawyers
  • The Legal 500

Language skills:

  • French
  • English


Registered trademarks for a number of major European and Russian manufacturers of confectionery, computers and electronics, clothing, footwear and accessories. Provided advocacy for them before courts.

Represented the world's largest tobacco manufacturer before the Federal Antimonopoly Service and arbitrazh [commercial] courts. Contributed to anti-counterfeit efforts.

Litigated for Lexmark in a third-party registration of its corporate name as a trademark and represented it in trademark registrations and in commercial negotiations.

Represented various European spirits producers in the registration of their trademarks in Russia, before the Federal Customs Committee in the context of entering marks into the intellectual property register, as well as trademark infringements.

Represented and advised a major Russian spirits producer in the context of registration of its trademarks, investment, licensing and contracting.

  • “The ‘highly experienced’ team at Andrey Gorodissky & Partners ‘works in a coordinated, responsive and client-oriented way’. Trade mark lawyer Elena Gorodisskaya is ‘a brilliant practitioner with a perfect reputation’, and Alexey Gorodissky is the other key contact. Highlights included representing an individual entrepreneur in trade mark-related civil proceedings in Kazakhstan.”

    “The Legal 500 EMEA”

  • “Elena Gorodisskaya, AGP partner, trademark attorney and the Head of IP practice is named “IP Trademark Star“ by the Managing Intellectual Property magazine in categories: “Filing and prosecution”; “Strategy and consulting”; “Litigation”.

    “Managing Intellectual Property”


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