Gorodissky & Partners is a large and preeminent prosecution firm that enjoys a large share of that market.
"Gorodissky, in filings, is out on its own," says one competitor, while another concurs: "Gorodissky is the top firm in prosecution."
The firm has eight offices in Russia – Moscow, St Petersburg, Novgorod, Krasnodar, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Kazan and Perm – with a team number 115 attorneys and lawyers. Valery Medvedev serves as managing partner, and clients include some stellar names, including Adidas, Pfizer, Merck & Co and BMW.
A standout piece of work for the firm this year came for Adidas, as it cancelled trade marks for registered good and services to prevent counterfeiting and possible infringement of the sports company's rights. In patents, Alexander Kurepin advised Screen Media as it filed an appeal against a patent due to it not meeting the criterion of novelty, an appeal that was ultimately successful.
The firm saw a net gain in its headcount this year, losing Antonina Volkova to retirement in August but taking on two new attorneys and a lawyer in the first half of the year.