World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000), the world's leading trademark professionals directory, has ranked IP practice of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in Russia and Ukraine among the best in their jurisdictions.
In Ukraine, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is ranked in Silver Band. The directory acknowledges that ‘the firm has developed a well-deserved reputation as one of the most knowledgeable in the field’. Among the Firm’s landmark projects WTR 1000 names ‘advising UEFA on trademark protection in connection with the Euro 2012 football tournament’.
The directory also highlights dispute resolution as having a ‘longstanding strength and thus the group has also established a thriving litigation outfit’.
Taras Kyslyy, who heads the IP practice in Ukraine, ‘is widely admired and respected’. He specialises in enforcement and litigation, and also handles anti-counterfeiting and domain disputes; Viacom, Verizon and UEFA number among his clients.
In Russia, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is ranked in Bronze Band. Among the Firm’s highlights WTR 1000 names assignments for ‘prominent global brand names – including Sony Music Entertainment and Microsoft – on licensing and contractual issues’.
The directory highly estimates the Firm’s IP team in Russiaas ‘the outfit gives great advice on Russian protection and enforcement, is quick to respond and very easy to deal with’. The firm is also notable due to its transactional work as its practitioners handle many major transfers of intellectual property.
IP practice leader in Russia Pavel Sadovsky comes highly recommended as ‘one of the field’s most promising up-and-coming lawyers’.
World Trademark Review 1000 is the only standalone directory to focus exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners in more than 50 key jurisdictions, analysing the local markets and identifying the leading practitioners and firms in both contentious and noncontentious work.