Gorodissky & Partners lawyers Sergey Vasiliev, Valentin Kirilov, and Elizaveta Popova have joined the firm's partnership.
Sergey Vasiliev has been working at Gorodissky & Partners since 2007. According to the firm, “he advises clients on non-contentious and contentious use of IP/IT, unfair competition and false advertising, parallel imports and anti-counterfeiting, licensing, franchising, and due-diligence. He has extensive experience in representing clients in courts and various administrative bodies.” He graduated and then obtained an Ph.D. from the Moscow Lomonosov State University. Prior to joining Gorodissky and Partners he spent two years working with the Moscow government, two years with the Andreevsky Flag film company, and another year with the Top Line Group.
Valentin Kirilov has been with Gorodissky & Partners since 2005. According to the firm, "he represents Russian and foreign companies before the Russian and Eurasian PTOs, advises on patenting strategy in Russia and Eurasia. His areas of particular experience include computers and other types of data processing equipment, artificial intelligence systems, production of tires, pumps, compressors and hydraulic systems, lifting and handling equipment, machinery and equipment for agriculture and forestry, cars, trailers and semi-trailers, internal combustion engines for vehicles, and others. He has vast experience representing clients before the Russian PTO and commercial courts in objection cases against the patent grant, court cases on infringement, etc.” He graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Prior to joining Gorodissky & Partners he spent three years with the Federal Institute of Industrial Property.
Elizaveta Popova has been with Gorodissky & Partners since 1999. According to the firm, “she has extensive experience in advising Russian and foreign clients on patenting inventions and utility models and compliance with the requirements of national and foreign PTOs. She also interacts with Russian and Eurasian PTOs and overseas PTOs.” She is a graduate of the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics and the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property. Prior to joining Gorodissky & Partners, she spent five years with Sojuzpatent.
“We highly appreciate the success, dedicated work, and significant contribution to the development of Gorodissky & Partners made by Sergey, Valentin, and Elizaveta,” said Gorodissky & Partners Managing Partner Valery Medvedev. “I am very pleased to welcome them among the partners of our firm — now there are more than 30 of us. I wish my colleagues further professional success, to be eager to work within our business and more new and interesting projects!”