May 11, 2021
RGP launches IP litigation practice
Rybalkin, Gortsunyan and Partners (RGP) launches a dedicated IP litigation practice as part of its dispute resolution group.

RGP’s IP litigation practice will support RGP’s domestic and foreign clients in managing digital risks and transiting smoothly from analogue to new digital services, including copyright, patent and trademark violations, anti-counterfeiting and unfair competition and advise them on domain name dispute, online and offline infringement, parallel import and customs protection issues in Russia and CIS-wide.

RGP has had lawyers within its team with wide experience in IP matters for quite a time; however, the year 2020 boosted digitalisation in all major industries, and many companies were forced to roll out new digital services on an expedited basis. The demand for new technologies and effective digital risks management has, therefore, increased worldwide. RGP quickly responds to changes in the business model of its clients and is ready to offer comprehensive IP support in the era of new digital opportunities.

Starting from 11 May 2021, Maria Samartseva, a counsel who has focused on IP litigation throughout her entire career, will join RGP. Before joining RGP, Maria worked at Hogan Lovells for over 11 years advising clients on IP matters in a variety of industries, including representing clients in various administrative, criminal and civil proceedings.

RGP’s managing partner Suren Gortsunyan comments, “The world has changed dramatically during the recent months and, being one of the most innovative legal firms, RGP is also changing in order to meet our clients’ new demands. We are now ready to offer out-of-the-box solutions in IP litigation and we welcome Maria, a brilliant professional who will help our clients to address today’s challenges and take full advantage of new opportunities.”


Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners (RGP) is a fast-paced law firm of the next generation, a leading Russian practice focusing on international dispute resolution. We support clients from all over the world in their business dealings in our key practice areas involving Russia and CIS countries. In addition, our firm offers unparalleled expertise in foreign legal matters to Russian companies with significant international presence.

We are a cohesive team of seasoned professionals widely recognised for our successful handling of landmark cases and possessing significant international expertise gained in leading international and Russian law firms.

Our lawyers and advocates have worked on the largest court and arbitration cases, investigations and corporate conflicts in the history of modern Russia and represented clients in various jurisdictions worldwide.

In the current geopolitical conditions we have all necessary resources required for supporting Russian and international clients and providing them with legal services implementing the best international quality and professional ethics standards. We are ready for the most ambitious challenges and tasks presented by our clients.


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