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Igor Motsnyi

Partner, trademark attorney

Areas of practice: Intellectual Property (contentious and non-contentious), Information Technology, International trademark practice

Igor Motsnyi is a Russian qualified IP and IT lawyer and a trademark attorney. Igor holds an LLM degree from Leiden University (the Netherlands) and completed post-graduate specialization course on Intellectual Property jointly organized by Turin University (Italy) and WIPO Academy. Prior to establishing MOTSNYI Legal Services/STANDMARK Igor Motsnyi worked as an in-house counsel in a number of Russian software companies including one of the first Internet software distributors in Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe.

Igor also worked as the only IP associate in the Moscow office of White & Case LLP, a US law firm. Igor spent more than three years working as a senior/chief associate in the largest Russian full service law firm Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & partners and later in the Moscow office of English law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner as Associate Director and head of IP/IT practice.

Igor has extensive experience in a broad range of IP and IT matters including but not limited to trademarks, copyright, know-how, patents, computer software, technology licensing, IP transactions and IP due diligence, protection of personal data, use of encryption devices and Internet law.

Igor regularly assists Russian and international software companies on various transactional matters, including software licensing and technical support agreements.

Igor Motsnyi is a member of ECTA and ITechLaw Association. Igor is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on law and technology and has numerous publications on IP/IT in English, Russian and Serbian languages including publications in the Trademark World Magazine, IP Value and Computer Law Review International.

Igor lectured at the MGIMO University in Moscow and the Pericles Law School, Moscow on intellectual property.

Igor Motsnyi is included in the BestLawyers directory for Intellectual Property in Russia and Information Technology in Russia (www.bestlawyers.com) and is recommended by WhoSWholegal (whoswholegal.com) in the area of IT.

Igor Motsnyi is a UDRP panelist at ADR.EU, a service of the Czech Arbitration Court that helps to resolve conflicts in a fast, efficient and cost-effective fashion. ADR.EU is one of the five dispute resolution service providers approved by ICANN. Currently Igor Motsnyi is the only UDRP panelist from Russia and Serbia at ADR.EU.

Igor is also an examiner at MFSD, Milan – a Uniform Rapid Suspension system (URS) dispute resolution provider approved by ICANN and the only URS provider located in Europe.

Igor is a native Russian speaker and is fluent in English, Serbian and Croatian languages and has a working knowledge of Ukrainian language.

Jelena Milovanovic

Client relations and business development manager

Areas: Translation (Russian, English, Serbian), Business Development, Intellectual property (contentious and non-contentious)

Jelena Milovanovic is a client relations and business development manager.

She has been with “Motsnyi Legal Services/STANDMARK” since the very beginning (January 2011).

Jelena obtained master’s degree in Russian language and literature from Belgrade university and she has been also been dealing with various IP matters including trademarks, domain names and international IP projects in multiple jurisdictions, including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, US and the EU.

Jelena has extensive experience in interpreting and translating from Russian into Serbian, and vice versa, during business negotiations between Russian, Ukrainian and Serbian companies including companies from the following areas of business: engineering, software, law, agriculture and bee keeping.

She has also been participating both as organizer and attendee in a number of international conferences in Russia, Serbia, France, Spain, including the annual conference of the ISDEF (Independent Software Developers Forum) association in Saint-Petersburg and Belgrade; INTA’s Europe conferences in Paris and Madrid.

When it comes to Intellectual Property, Jelena’s activities are rather broad and relate to support of the clients, including the following areas:trademark searches, assistance in preparing responses to the provisional refuses in various jurisdictions, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and EU, research and investigation related to the trademark infringements, preparation of documents for TM registration, TM assignment and license, domain names issues, including assistance with domain name disputes and assistance with other matters related to the trademarks and IP in various jurisdictions.

Jelena is a native Serbian speaker and is fluent in Russian and English languages.

Arina Gorbatiouk

Of Counsel

Areas of practice: Russian and EU intellectual property law; IP contracts; personal data; alternative dispute resolutions.

Arina Gorbatiouk is an IP lawyer and researcher, specializing in Russian and EU intellectual property (IP) law.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) and a Joint Master’s degree in Law ‘European Master in Transnational Trade Law and Finance (EMTTLF)’ from the University of Deusto, Tilburg University, and the University of Strasbourg. Within the framework of the EMTTLF, Arina also graduated from the Centre for International IP Studies of the University of Strasbourg with an LL.M in European and international IP Law. She defended her Ph.D. dissertation ‘Rethinking IP Ownership in the Context of Open Innovation’ at KU Leuven.

During her Ph.D. studies, she had an opportunity to spend a semester at the New York University, where she followed the US patent law course.
She assists clients in IP and IT related matters, in particular various contractual IP issues, including IP assignment and IP licensing; IP infringements on the Internet; and personal data compliance.

Arina has also acted as a legal consultant to various consortia projects providing advice on IP and ICT law. She is also a mediator accredited by the Belgian Federal Mediation Committee and is a member of LES Benelux and AIPPI Belgium associations.

She is a frequent speaker at various international events on IP and ICT law.

She is fluent in Russian and English and has a working knowledge of Dutch and French.

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