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Gowling WLG welcomes Russian trademark attorney Maria Aronikova to its partnership

04 Feb 2019 1:00 AM | Alexander Belyasov (Administrator)

A certified court expert and member of the Сhamber of Patent Attorneys, Aronikova has extensive experience in litigation, trademark rights and copyright protection, unfair competition and domain disputes.

Aronikova represents international and Russian companies before the Chamber of Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office (Rospatent) and assists clients with the registration of trademarks with Rospatent and the World Intellectual Property Organization. She also co-ordinates trademark prosecution work for clients in the CIS countries and further abroad.

Recognized by WTR 1000 and IP Stars as a leading Russian trademark expert, Maria joined Gowling WLG’s Moscow office in 2011. She now heads the office’s brand protection and anti-counterfeiting practice.

"Becoming a partner of one of the world’s leading international law firms — and home to one of Russia’s most respected intellectual property practices — comes with tremendous responsibility,” said Aronikova. “I am grateful for the support of my colleagues on our trademarks and anti-counterfeiting teams, as well as the mentorship of my senior colleagues. This appointment would not have been possible without their help and guidance.”


Gowling WLG is a global law firm with over 1,400 legal professionals and a range of dedicated support teams across 18 cities in Canada, the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm provides world-class legal expertise and multi-jurisdictional support in key global sectors. It is also home to one of the world's premier full-service intellectual property practices.


For nearly three decades, Gowling WLG has been a recognized leader in the protection of intellectual property rights in Russia and the CIS region. Through the strength of our Moscow office, the firm continues to deliver strategic advice and tailored solutions in all aspects of IP law to a global clientele.

We are a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading innovators and brand owners on the Fortune Global 500 list. Clients appreciate the superior quality of our services, strategic and practical approach, and responsiveness.
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Madina Assylbekova
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