Vladimir Biriulin

Vladimir Biriulin

Key Details

Vladimir Biriulin
Partner / Russian Patent Attorney / Head of Special Projects
Gorodissky & Partners

  • Technology


Vladimir Biriulin counsels clients on Russian and foreign IP legislations, including international IP treaties, conventions, agreements and peculiarities of their implementation in Russia, technology transfer, licensing, copyrights and elaborating efficient strategy of company intangible assets protection. His particular interest covers enforcement and infringement of IP owners’ rights, unfair competition, parallel import and litigation. Biriulin is a recognised litigation adviser representing a broad range of national and international clients in both patent- and trademark- related cases.


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Professional Highlights

  • Represented a well-known American playwright in a case of a copyright protection against several Russian theatres; as a result the theatres made licensing agreements with the author for using her plays.
  • Trademark protection against company name in the context of uncertain legal framework; as a result, the court obliged the company name owner to change its name.
  • Litigation support of a large European jewelry manufacturer in a criminal case; the infringer mixed counterfeit with original products and sold it as original; the infringer was sentenced to one year imprisonment and a heavy fine.
  • Represented a large European automobile company in a trademark defense case against parallel imports; the infringer, a large Russian company, purchased and sold original products without permission of the rights’ holder; the case had a significant impact on the judicial practice of parallel import prohibition.
  • Transactional support for a large US medical company on a range of licenses and sublicenses in several CIS countries.
  • Provided return of a trademark for a large Asian beer company from Russian entrepreneur`s illegal possession.

Participation in Wider Community

  • “What's in a name? The courts decide” (Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - International report, February 2015)
  • Chapter Russia (Designs: A Global Guide 2015, a supplement to World Trademark Review, #1, 2015)
  • “Tackling parallel imports” (Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - International report, February 2015)
  • “Gigolos treated differently in EU and Russia” (Managing Intellectual Property, #248, 2015)
  • “Tax risks of cross-border” (Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - International report, April 2015)
  • “Is a licence valid without registration?” (Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - International report, May 2015)
  • “Unprotectable? Not if the words are merged” (Managing Intellectual Property, #250, 2015)
  • “Afterworld knocks on the door of the Supreme Court” (Managing Intellectual Property, #251, 2015)
  • “GASTARBEITER mark expands its presence in Russia” (Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - International report, July 2015)
  • “Intellectual property acquires a general manager” (Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - International report, September 2015)
  • “Acquired distinctiveness saves a trade mark” (Managing Intellectual Property, #252, 2015)
  • “Ford’s status saved by IP Court” (Managing Intellectual Property, #253, 2015)
  • Chapter Russia (World Trademark Review Yearbook 2016/2017)
  • “Perfumes in trade marks” (Managing Intellectual Property, #254, 2015)
  • “Ambush marketing in Russia: theory and practice” (World IP Review, November/December 2015)
  • “The perils of secrecy” (Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - International report, December 2015)
  • “Twin-faced daily bread” (Managing Intellectual Property, #255, 2015)
  • “Anti-monopoly Service tackles health concerns” (Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - International report, January 2016)
  • “Obvious falseness or wise ingenuity?” (Managing Intellectual Property, #256, 2016)
  • “Protectability may be mind-boggling” (Managing Intellectual Property, #257, 2016)
  • “Pre-judicial procedure to become mandatory” (Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - International report, March 2016)
  • “Other Rights”, “Application of Civil Remedies against IPR Infringements” (“IP Management in Russia” of Gorodissky & Partners for JETRO, 3rd edition, March 2016)
  • Chapter Russia (“World Trademark Review (WTR) - Anti-counterfeiting 2016”, 2016)
  • “Pharma patent owners can breathe a sigh of relief” (Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - International report, May 2016)

Professional Affiliations

Member of АIPLA and AIPPI