Sergey is a Partner working in the Moscow office of the law firm “Gorodissky & Partners” (Russia). He is officially registered as the trademark, design, software and database attorney. He specialises in various legal issues related to legal protection, ownership, acquisition, exploitation, licensing, franchising, securitisation, litigation and enforcement of IP and IT rights in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Sergey deals with various types of IP/IT, including copyrights and related rights, software and databases, patents and designs, trademarks, brands, and domain names. He also deals with know-how and confidential information as well as privacy and data protection.
Sergey advises the clients on data notifications, registrations and cross-border data transfers, employee monitoring, marketing communications, outsourcing and cloud computing. He is regularly involved in data audits and implementation of security measures, including encryption. He has been engaged in several data breach matters representing the data operators on the defendant-side.
Sergey provides legal support to clients in connection with different transactions related to the disposal and conveyance of IP/IT assets. He is regularly in charge of developing, reviewing, negotiating and perfecting (registering) licensing agreements, franchising contracts, security interests and other arrangements. Sergey is also involved in heavyweight M&A, joint venture and investment projects, IP/IT legal due diligence and IP/IT transfer process.
Sergey also litigates IP/IT rights and combats unlawful/unauthorised use of IP/IT and illegal content on the Internet, unfair competition and false advertising, parallel imports and grey market goods, counterfeits and piracy. He represents the interests of clients in commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction and with law enforcement agencies on different infringement matters. Sergey participates in extra-judicial as well as judicial dispute resolution actions, civil procedures, and administrative and criminal proceedings.
Sergey delivers speeches at seminars and conferences. He is the author of a number of articles and works published by the leading Russian and international publishing houses, such as Global Legal Group (GLG), Kluwer, Getting The Deal Through (GTDT), Les Nouvelles, IPProTheInternet and others