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ARS-Patent is one of the leading Intellectual property firms in Russia with over twenty five years of experience in IP law.

Established in 1993, ARS-Patent has a long record of serving domestic and foreign clients interested in securing their intellectual property rights in Russia, Eurasian region and abroad. Launched as a three-person partnership, ARS-Patent has developed into a firm with 26 patent and trademark attorneys and about 60 members of support staff. From early on, it was one of our priorities to assemble a team of professionals with in-depth knowledge of technology and IP law. And we are pleased that it has not stayed unnoticed: year after year patent and trademark attorneys of ARS-Patent remain recognized in prestigious international and domestic rankings such as IAM 1000, WTR 1000 and Chambers Europe.

ARS-Patent’s team members come from a wide range of industries and academic fields, which enables our firm to connect each client with the expert best suited to quickly grasp and effectively address client’s specific needs. ARS-Patent’s team members also include former Russian Patent Office examiners. Their inside knowledge of the patent system has proven to be extremely useful in solving the most complex and non-trivial issues.

Apart from the head office in St Petersburg, we have a branch office in Moscow. To make access to our services more convenient for foreign clients and provide the possibility of face-to-face communication, in 2018 we ensured our presence in Europe, in Switzerland.


ARS-Patent provides a comprehensive range of IP services in Russia and Eurasian region. In Eurasia we act as a single point of contact for clients seeking to obtain regional protection covering Russia and 7 other former Soviet republics: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan – the signatories of the Eurasian Patent Convention.

We also have a strong network of foreign associates throughout the world, with whom we work together on behalf of mutual clients. Being IP leaders themselves, our foreign associates provide exceptional services in accordance with their local practice.


Our services cover all aspects of Intellectual Property law, including trademarks, industrial designs, inventions and utility models, software and databases, domain names and copyrights. We handle filing, prosecution, opposition, maintenance, transaction and enforcement of intellectual property rights related to all kinds of technological advancements, ranging from spacecrafts to pharmaceuticals.

Apart from the above, ARS-Patent also assists clients at pre-filing stage. Our specialists perform comprehensive clearance searches and evaluations of applications to prevent our clients from wasting their time and money on filing non-patentable or non-registrable matters. As one of post-grant services we offer trademark watching, which has proved to be effective in ceasing infringements at their earliest stage.

Clients can rely on us for providing anti-counterfeiting measures, including establishment of co-operation with the police, interaction with the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, representation of client’s interests before the Customs authority and recording trademarks in the Customs Register.

ARS-Patent also offers translation services. We have about 30 in-house translators, who perform high-standard translations of applications and intellectual property documents from English, German and French. Every translated document is thoroughly double-checked by our patent experts and patent attorneys to guarantee that no technical or legal detail is lost or misconveyed.


The guiding principle of our firm is to ensure that the needs of each client are reflected in an individually tailored service, provided in the most proficient, cost-effective and timely manner.

As a part of our tailoring strategy, we connect each of our clients with one of our attorneys, responsible for handling all IP matters for the client. The attorneys are appointed to clients based on their technical and legal background. The diversity of our team ensures that, whatever industry clients come from, they can be certain to receive legally and technically sound advice.

ARS-Patent is doing its utmost to keep up-to-date on rapidly developing IP practice in Russia and worldwide. To stay informed on the latest technological advancements, our team members regularly attend the largest international conferences and events hold for industry and research communities.


  • Drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications for inventions before the Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices
  • Drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications for utility models and industrial designs before the Russian Patent Office
  • Selection, filing and prosecution of trademarks before the Russian Patent Office
  • Trademark and patent searches of various kinds
  • Evaluation of patentability of inventions, utility models and designs
  • Evaluation of registrability of trademarks
  • Annuity management and renewal services
  • Assistance in developing company’s IP strategy
  • Drafting and registration of assignments and license agreements with respect to IP assets of various kinds
  • Opposition proceedings in the Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices
  • Enforcement of IP rights (including representation before the Chamber for Patent Disputes, Antimonopoly Committee and Courts)
  • Anti-counterfeit measures in co-operation with the police and Russian Customs authority
  • Domain names services


  • Aeronautics
  • Automotive Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Construction Industry
  • Consumer Goods Sector
  • Defence Industry
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Natural Resources Industry
  • Finance
  • Food & Beverage Industry
  • Communications Sector
  • Life Sciences
  • Material Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media, Entertainment & Publishing
  • Medical Device Industry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Optics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Semiconductors
  • Space technology

Key Contacts

Managing Partner:
Mikhail Khmara

Firm Rankings

Band 3


IP: Patents: Contentious
Band 3


IP: Patents: Prosecution
Band 2


IP: trademarks: Contentious
Band 3


IP: Trademarks: Prosecution
Band 2


Lawyer Rankings

Elena Solovyova

Band Three

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Kirill Osipov


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Vladamir Rybakov

Band Three

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