The Team at
Vakhnina & Partners
The Team at "Vakhnina & Partners" comprises of highly-qualified patent and trade mark attorneys and specialists, professionals, lawyers and technical experts - about 30 people in total.
Our Leading Attorneys:
Dr. Tatiana Vakhnina
Founding partner, Senior Partner, Doctor of Law, Honorary advocate of Russian Federation, Trademark and Litigation Departments Director.
Russian Patent and Trademark Attorney, Eurasian Patent Attorney, Honorary Advocate of the Russian Federation.
Member of International Trademark Association (INTA) and Chamber of Patent Attorneys of the Russian Federation.
Practices in trademarks (prosecution, litigation), and patents and utility models in mechanical, electrical and aviation engineering.
Dr. Alexey Vakhnin
Co-Founder, Partner, PhD in Medicine, Biochemistry.
Russian Patent and Trademark Attorney, Eurasian Patent Attorney.
Vice-President and Head of Ethics Committee of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys of the Russian Federation.
Member of INTA, FICPI, AIPPI, LES Russia/LESI, PTMG, ECTA, Observer of APAA, GIPC. LESI International Delegate (Russia), Member of LES Russia Committee Chamber. Member of Committees of Geographical Indications at ECTA, AIPPI.
Specializes in Medicine, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Elena Utkina
Deputy Director, Head of Patent Department, PhD in Chemistry.
Former Deputy Director of Russian Patent Office and former Head of Patent Department of RUPTO. For a number of years was a member of Advisory Council of Russian Patent Office.
One of the major developers and contributors of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) between Russian PTO and Japanese PTO.
Patent Attorney of Russian Federation, Eurasian Patent Attorney. Member of several International and Russian IP organizations, including LES Russia/LESI. Member of Auditing Commission of LES Russia.
Specializes in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceuticals.
Ms. Elena Ivanushkina
Deputy Head of Trademark Department, Trademark Attorney of the Russian Federation.
With her experience in IP since 1980s, and with her background as an Examiner in the Russian Patent Office, Elena is one of the leading attorneys and professionals in trademarks area.
Ms. Ivanushkina is usually in charge of trademark matters of the Firm's clients, including prosecution, oppositions, appeals. She also represents our client`s interests in the Chamber of Patent and Trademark Disputes of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office.