TORONTO, Feb. 13 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Gowlings Mo…

TORONTO, Feb. 13 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Gowlings Moscow and its professionals have been recognized for excellence in the practice of intellectual property throughout the Russian Federation by two U.K. publications – The Practical Law Company and Chambers and Partners.

The recently published PLC Which Lawyer? 2006 Yearbook ranks Gowlings’
Moscow office as one of only two “leading” IP firms in Russia. Gowlings
professionals are also singled out for their contributions to the practice.
Marina Drel, head of the firm’s Moscow litigation practice, ranks as one of
two “leading” IP professionals, and is noted for her “particular expertise in
infringement and counterfeit issues in Russia.” In the “recommended” category,
Vladimir Dementiev is credited with “solid patent expertise.”

Chambers Global, a publication of Chambers and Partners, also ranks
Gowlings Moscow among the top two leading IP firms in Russia, noting its
capability as a “one-stop shop to clients – from filing right through to
litigation in the general and arbitrazh courts” (which deal with economic
disputes). Patents and trademarks are considered the strongest suits of the
practice, according to the guide, and Marina Drel is highlighted for her
“broad experience of infringement and counterfeit issues.”

Gowlings Moscow was founded in 1992 and has since established itself as a
respected name in intellectual property law. The office is home to one of the
largest IP practices in Russia and serves international businesses throughout
the country and in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Baltic
states.

Previously known as PLC Global Counsel 3000, PLC Which Lawyer? is an
online resource based on independent and objective research, primarily among
in-house counsel. It identifies the leading lawyers and law firms practising
in the core areas of commercial law in over 80 jurisdictions around the world.
The yearbook is intended for use by in-house counsel, lawyers and law firms
seeking market information on foreign or unfamiliar jurisdictions and is
recognized as a leading guide to the legal markets and regulation across
Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

Chambers and Partners publishes guides to law firms and lawyers,
including Chambers UK, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Student.
Every year Chambers and Partners carries out interviews with clients to assess
the reputations and expertise of business lawyers in 175 countries around the
world. Chambers rankings and editorial are referred to extensively by general
counsel and other purchasers of legal services.

About Gowlings
Gowlings is a leading Canadian law firm offering a diverse range of
services to help domestic and international organizations achieve their
business objectives. Recognized for excellence in business, advocacy and
intellectual property law, Gowlings provides dedicated industry expertise in a
number of sectors including energy, infrastructure, life sciences, financial
services and technology. The Firm combines traditional legal services with
innovative solutions in areas such as transfer pricing and tax, government
relations and occupational health and safety, to provide business entities
with a competitive advantage. Characterized by national strength and regional
focus, Gowlings has 700 professionals across offices in Montréal, Ottawa,
Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Calgary and Vancouver. The Firm also
provides intellectual property services in Russia and the CIS through its
office in Moscow. Visit us at gowlings.com.

For further information: Danielle Fielder, Media Profile –
(416) 504-8464, [email protected]

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