Alexander Christophoroff is a partner in Gowlings' Moscow office, specializing in the areas of intellectual property litigation and administrative procedures.
His practice includes general and arbitration courts, anti-monopoly authorities, and Board of Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent & Trademark Office, among others, with many precedent-setting cases.
Since 1997, Alexander has been an attorney in private practice, admitted as Attorney at Law (advocate), Russian patent attorney and Eurasian patent attorney. Prior to that, he worked for the Russian Patent & Trademark Office as General Counsel and member of the Board.
- Successfully litigated hundreds of cases in the Russian commercial and general courts, including precedent-setting cases in the highest instances.
- Negotiated acquisition of Russian businesses and its IP by foreign companies.
- Negotiated settlement of a commercial and IP dispute between a St. Petersburg company and an Austrian company.