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Elena Gorodisskaya

Elena Gorodisskaya

Partner | Attorney | RF Patent 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 practicing for about 40 years and is a top expert in Moscow for the protection of trademarks and other intellectual property rights.

Our Intellectual Property team headed by Elena Gorodisskaya has for many years been recognized among the leaders by most respected rankings.

Her area of practice centers on representation of clients in trademark registration disputes before the Russian Federal Intellectual Property Service (Rospatent) at the examination stage as well as in the Patent Dispute Chamber. She also handles registration of trademarks owned by large European and Russian companies, license agreements and IP due diligence.

Ms. Gorodisskaya represents clients before courts, law enforcement agencies, the Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Federal Customs Service, protecting their trademark rights, and she also handles legal proceedings in general jurisdiction and commercial courts to protect client’s other IP rights. Furthermore, she acts for clients before antitrust authorities and courts in the context of advertising violations as well as defamation claims.

Elena Gorodisskaya is a member of the Moscow Bar Association. She was actively involved in the activities of an expert team of the State Duma committee developing amendments to trademark laws, and contributed to the drafts of a number of articles and prepared proposals of 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 (1992 – 1993)
  • Legal Consultancy Office No 6 of Moscow City Bar Association (1991 – 1992)
  • State Research & Development Maritime Transportation Institute, Department of International Private, Soviet and Foreign Maritime Law (1982 – 1984)
    Legal Researcher


  • State Research & Development Maritime Transportation Institute, PhD in Law (1985)
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Degree in International Law with foreign language skills (1978)


  • Trademark attorney, ID No 339 in the Register of Patent and Trademark Attorneys (since 1995)


  • Moscow Bar Association (since 1991)


  • IP Star
  • The Best Lawyers
  • Legal500
  • Pravo300

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”


All Insights
Elena Gorodisskaya gave a talk on Intellectual Property under New Conditions in the radio show Ask a Lawyer with Alexey Kuznetsov at Mediametrics radio station
Unfair Competition in Trademark Disputes
Is the Proposal Worthwhile?