Alexander Baranchikov

IP Attorney
During his career, Alexander prosecuted more than a thousand trademarks, was involved in hundreds of IP-related administrative proceedings, and litigated dozens of civil law cases in Russian courts.

Alexander is recognised by Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal, as a “rising star” by IP Stars and a WIPR Leader; Leaders League calls him “excellent” patent and trademark litigator and “highly recommended” for IP prosecution.

His admissions before the Russian Intellectual Property Office include:
• trademarks,
• industrial designs,
• appellations of origin,
• computer programs, databases, and microcircuits.

Alexander is a member of INTA, AIPPI, LESI, ECTA, MARQUES, RUCPA, and ITIPLGE.

He is fluent in English with basic knowledge of Spanish.


Education

Alexander graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law, arguably the best-regarded law school in Russia.

Later, he completed his PhD program at the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property, the only academic body in Russia specialised in IP.

He has also attended various continuing education courses such as WIPO’s Madrid System Seminar, PCT School by the Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys, and more.


Experience

Alexander started his career with Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners, the largest Russian law firm back then, which later split into Pepeliaev Group and Goltsblat BLP (currently Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner).

Later, he became an associate in Yakovlev & Partners, a well-known Russian general law firm with a dedicated IP practice.

At the beginning of 2011, he was employed by Gorodissky & Partners, the biggest IP firm in Russia, where he practised both litigation and trademark prosecution.

From there, he moved to Patentus, a local IP house that at the moment held the second place in Russia by the workload in trademark prosecution and IP litigation. Alexander was in charge of all inbound and outbound international matters.
Alexander Baranchikov
IP Attorney
During his career, Alexander prosecuted more than a thousand trademarks, was involved in hundreds of IP-related administrative proceedings, and litigated dozens of civil law cases in Russian courts.

Alexander is recognised by Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal, as a “rising star” by IP Stars and a WIPR Leader; Leaders League calls him “excellent” patent and trademark litigator and “highly recommended” for IP prosecution.

His admissions before the Russian Intellectual Property Office include:
• trademarks,
• industrial designs,
• appellations of origin,
• computer programs, databases, and microcircuits.

Alexander is a member of INTA, AIPPI, LESI, ECTA, MARQUES, RUCPA, and ITIPLGE.

He is fluent in English with basic knowledge of Spanish.


Education

Alexander graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law, arguably the best-regarded law school in Russia.

Later, he completed his PhD program at the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property, the only academic body in Russia specialised in IP.

He has also attended various continuing education courses such as WIPO’s Madrid System Seminar, PCT School by the Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys, and more.


Experience

Alexander started his career with Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners, the largest Russian law firm back then, which later split into Pepeliaev Group and Goltsblat BLP (currently Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner).

Later, he became an associate in Yakovlev & Partners, a well-known Russian general law firm with a dedicated IP practice.

At the beginning of 2011, he was employed by Gorodissky & Partners, the biggest IP firm in Russia, where he practised both litigation and trademark prosecution.

From there, he moved to Patentus, a local IP house that at the moment held the second place in Russia by the workload in trademark prosecution and IP litigation. Alexander was in charge of all inbound and outbound international matters.

Oleg Abramenko

Patent Attorney
Oleg has the background of software and hardware engineering and mainly deals with IT patenting, licensing, and analysis. He is “highly recommended” for IP prosecution by Leaders League.

A co-author of the Intellectual Property course at the Open Technology Academy, Oleg is also a regular speaker at various events for developers, lawyers, and start-uppers.

Oleg is admitted to acting before the RUIPO in relation to:
• patents for inventions and utility models,
• industrial designs,
• trademarks,
• computer programs, databases, and microcircuits.
He is also a registered patent attorney at the Eurasian Patent Office.

He is a member of AIPPI. Oleg’s working languages are Russian and English.

He is a prize-winner of numerous mathematical academic competitions and skill contests.


Education

Oleg has studied information technology for ten consecutive years. His first education was in a mathematics college in Moscow, where he was qualified in software for computing machinery and automated systems.

Then, he graduated from the Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science.

Afterwards, he defended his PhD thesis at the same university, having chosen the subject of research and modelling systems.

He has also completed some independent courses such as General Course on Intellectual Property (DL101R) and Copyright and Related Rights (DL201R) at WIPO.


Experience

Oleg’s first employment was at the world-famous Kaspersky Lab as a software engineer.

He then went for Skolkovo, a government-supported innovation cluster that is called “the Russian Silicon Valley”, where in four years, he grew from a middle-level position to the head of IT patent practice.

He also had the experience of traineeship at Thomson Reuters in London (for patent landscaping, in general) and Arent Fox LLP in New York (for drafting IT patent applications).

For a couple of years, Oleg practised as the managing partner of his own firm before partnering with Baranchikov.
Oleg Abramenko
Patent Attorney
Oleg has the background of software and hardware engineering and mainly deals with IT patenting, licensing, and analysis. He is “highly recommended” for IP prosecution by Leaders League.

A co-author of the Intellectual Property course at the Open Technology Academy, Oleg is also a regular speaker at various events for developers, lawyers, and start-uppers.

Oleg is admitted to acting before the RUIPO in relation to:
• patents for inventions and utility models,
• industrial designs,
• trademarks,
• computer programs, databases, and microcircuits.
He is also a registered patent attorney at the Eurasian Patent Office.

He is a member of AIPPI. Oleg’s working languages are Russian and English.

He is a prize-winner of numerous mathematical academic competitions and skill contests.


Education

Oleg has studied information technology for ten consecutive years. His first education was in a mathematics college in Moscow, where he was qualified in software for computing machinery and automated systems.

Then, he graduated from the Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science.

Afterwards, he defended his PhD thesis at the same university, having chosen the subject of research and modelling systems.

He has also completed some independent courses such as General Course on Intellectual Property (DL101R) and Copyright and Related Rights (DL201R) at WIPO.


Experience

Oleg’s first employment was at the world-famous Kaspersky Lab as a software engineer.

He then went for Skolkovo, a government-supported innovation cluster that is called “the Russian Silicon Valley”, where in four years, he grew from a middle-level position to the head of IT patent practice.

He also had the experience of traineeship at Thomson Reuters in London (for patent landscaping, in general) and Arent Fox LLP in New York (for drafting IT patent applications).

For a couple of years, Oleg practised as the managing partner of his own firm before partnering with Baranchikov.

Maria Baranchikova

IT Attorney
Maria’s areas of expertise are contractual, corporate, labour, and international private law. In recent years, she has specialised in consulting transnational IT start-ups on cross-border and local legal issues, including technology-related matters.

Maria’s theoretical legal research mainly concentrates on East Asian legal systems, and particularly Japan, where she has numerous academic publications, and also extends to blockchain-based legal and financial solutions.

Maria is a Vice-Chair of Cyber Crime Committee at International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw). She is advanced in English, intermediate in French, and has basic knowledge of Spanish.

Maria is a second dan black belt in Shotokan karate.


Education

Maria graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law, which is considered by many to be the most reputable law school in Russia.

She wrote her PhD thesis at the Private International Law Institute — a special and very prestigious division of the law academy.

Maria is currently a researcher at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.


Experience

She started her career with the Moscow office of Salans, a multinational law firm which later merged into Dentons.

Then Maria continued her legal work at Herbert Smith Freehills, a “Silver Circle” firm headquartered in London.

After that, she worked for three years as a lawyer at Magnusson, a Scandinavian and Baltic region law firm from Sweden.

Since 2015 and before co-founding Baranchikov, Maria had her private practice, mainly dealing with IT companies.
Maria Baranchikova
IT Attorney
Maria’s areas of expertise are contractual, corporate, labour, and international private law. In recent years, she has specialised in consulting transnational IT start-ups on cross-border and local legal issues, including technology-related matters.

Maria’s theoretical legal research mainly concentrates on East Asian legal systems, and particularly Japan, where she has numerous academic publications, and also extends to blockchain-based legal and financial solutions.

Maria is a Vice-Chair of Cyber Crime Committee at International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw). She is advanced in English, intermediate in French, and has basic knowledge of Spanish.

Maria is a second dan black belt in Shotokan karate.


Education

Maria graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law, which is considered by many to be the most reputable law school in Russia.

She wrote her PhD thesis at the Private International Law Institute — a special and very prestigious division of the law academy.

Maria is currently a researcher at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.


Experience

She started her career with the Moscow office of Salans, a multinational law firm which later merged into Dentons.

Then Maria continued her legal work at Herbert Smith Freehills, a “Silver Circle” firm headquartered in London.

After that, she worked for three years as a lawyer at Magnusson, a Scandinavian and Baltic region law firm from Sweden.

Since 2015 and before co-founding Baranchikov, Maria had her private practice, mainly dealing with IT companies.
Elena Vygotskaya
Of Counsel
In addition to outside counselling, Elena has a strong in-house background in several different industries (education, telecommunications, natural resources, transportation, and dredging), which allows her to understand her clients’ business objectives deeply.

Experienced in due diligence, compliance, regulatory, and financial law issues, she also represents clients in corporate and general litigation matters.

She is a certified translator from English and German.

Elena is an oil painter, specialising in battle pieces.


Education

Elena’s first graduation was from the Astrakhan State University where she studied the English and German languages as a translator.

Then she completed her full-time legal studies at Moscow State University, the most prestigious university in Russia in general, and one of the two best law schools in the country.

Now she is receiving her third education at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute pursuing her hobby as a fine artist.


Experience

Until early 2006, Elena had worked as an in-house counsel for major companies such as YMCA Camp Letts (Maryland, USA), Huawei, Saipem UK Limited, and Codralux S.A.

After that, she practised law with Moscow offices of famous international law firms, starting with White & Case, the world’s number one firm for global M&A by deal value, and later, Salans (currently part of Dentons).

Before joining forces with Baranchikov, she had more than five years of solo practice.
Elena Vygotskaya
Of Counsel
In addition to outside counselling, Elena has a strong in-house background in several different industries (education, telecommunications, natural resources, transportation, and dredging), which allows her to understand her clients’ business objectives deeply.

Experienced in due diligence, compliance, regulatory, and financial law issues, she also represents clients in corporate and general litigation matters.

She is a certified translator from English and German.

Elena is an oil painter, specialising in battle pieces.


Education

Elena’s first graduation was from the Astrakhan State University where she studied the English and German languages as a translator.

Then she completed her full-time legal studies at Moscow State University, the most prestigious university in Russia in general, and one of the two best law schools in the country.

Now she is receiving her third education at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute pursuing her hobby as a fine artist.


Experience

Until early 2006, Elena had worked as an in-house counsel for major companies such as YMCA Camp Letts (Maryland, USA), Huawei, Saipem UK Limited, and Codralux S.A.

After that, she practised law with Moscow offices of famous international law firms, starting with White & Case, the world’s number one firm for global M&A by deal value, and later, Salans (currently part of Dentons).

Before joining forces with Baranchikov, she had more than five years of solo practice.
Fee Schedule
We offer flat fees for our core practice services in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Fees for IT advice and other services, not mentioned in the schedule, are provided on a case-by-case basis.

The Russian official fees are indicated with the 30% discount that our clients enjoy, wherever applicable. All the official fees are indicated approximately and are subject to currency exchange rates fluctuation. We can bill in euros, US dollars, pounds sterling, or Chinese yuan (renminbi).

The official fees can change at any time which will be timeously reflected online. Our fees are final for the quoted services (no extra hourly rates, the preliminary advice is covered by default), include all applicable taxes, and are valid throughout 2018. Volume discounts are available.
1–12. Russian Trademarks
13–19. Patents & Designs
20–24. Eurasian Patents
25–33. Disputes in Russia
34–45. Trademarks in CIS
Our Power
We specialise in providing subagency services to foreign IP firms. We also cater to Russian clients abroad. Thus, we understand how important it is to avoid long back-and-forth liaising or discrepancies between the end client and a local agent. That is why we always strive to provide timely and foreseeing advice, produce well-rounded reports, and incur predictable expenses.

We also believe that personal contact is valuable in professional services. For that reason, each and every matter is handled personally by a partner in our firm. That said, we have internal compliance and data safety policies in place, which are based on best practices, to make sure that our clients are protected from potential conflicts of interest, ethical misconducts, or sensitive information leaks.
Baranchikov
IP & IT Attorneys
+7 495 662 80 05
info@baranchikov.com

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