CREDENTIALS & PRESS

Surveys conducted by legal and business publications consistently rank founders of the firm Aleksey Zalesov and Irina Ozolina as leading IP professionals focused on contentious patent and trademark work in Russia.  
 
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IAM Patent 1000 2020:

«Since opening for business in 2017, A Zalesov & Partners has established itself as a force to be reckoned with on the Russian IP market, particularly for litigation and transactions. This year it has handled numerous high-stakes patent infringement cases for high-profile international clients — including Canon, for which it prevailed in the Moscow Arbitration Court. The firm is also celebrated for the results it secures in patent invalidation proceedings …, largely thanks to name partner Aleksey Zalesov. "Responsive and easy to work with", the well-credentialed attorney at law and Russian and Eurasian patent attorney is currently vice-president of the Russian branch of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). "He is very persistent, very educated and has excellent English language skills." Co-founder and senior partner Irina Ozolina is likewise triply qualified and regularly acts in patent infringement and invalidation disputes for household names such as Teva and Ericsson. Like Zalesov, she also plays a role in the local branch of the AIPPI, serving as executive secretary».


WTR 1000 2020:

"Professional and reliable, the team is well organised; all orders are handled with speed and efficiency. The firm is always eager to solve sophisticated legal issues and is able to meet some crazy deadlines. In addition to that, everyone who works there is accurate, polite and pleasant." "The group's adherence to the highest quality standards is outstanding. Responsive and smooth, the firm is a reliable partner and not just another external consultant." Founder and name partner Aleksey Zalesov runs the show. "A great lawyer, he is one of the most reputable IP lawyers in Russia. His combination of trademark and pharmaceutical patent acumen may even make him unique. Client-oriented and professional, he is extremely adaptable to the task in hand." His equally sought-after litigation partner Irina Ozolina has "a deep understanding of business needs", which she combines with "flexibility, an easy-going communication style and a reasonable pricing policy".


IAM Patent 1000 in 2019:

«Clients are swift to endorse A Zalesov & Partners: "the firm is incredibly responsive, and the quality of its advice is consistently high. It explains issues succinctly and takes a highly commercial approach, too. Added to this, on a personal level, its practitioners are also extremely pleasant to deal with and very approachable." "They have in-depth understanding of technical issues, which enables them to devise the best filing and prosecution strategies. Instead of simply following instructions, they always go one step further — they give proactive advice and act very quickly." Combining litigation and prosecution services into one seamless package has underpinned the ensemble's exceptional growth; since its foundation in August 2017, A Zalesov & Partners has multiplied its client numbers tenfold. Leading the charge is name partner Aleksey Zalesov, a seasoned litigator with more than 15 years' experience in the most high-stakes cases. "Hugely respected by his peers", Zalesov is "a very experienced and skilful practitioner — the strongest patent litigator in Russia right now". His ability to service most technical areas under the sun is shared by partner Irina Ozolina, whose 15 years' winning experience is indicative of the highest quality».


WTR 1000 in 2019:

«...Aleksey Zalesov at A Zalesov & Partners is an "extremely strong IP litigator" renowned for his classy pleadings».


IAM Patent 1000 in 2017 stated:

«...The "excellent" Aleksey Zalesov, who fronts the patent practice, took command of these matters for both clients. "He is a very well-known name in this field, having held several respected public positions. He is also a highly skilled patent litigator and forms convincing arguments in court." His right hand is Irina Ozolina, another deft tactician and tenacious enforcer. Specialising in both life sciences and telecommunications, she also played a key role in the Teva and Ericsson briefs».


IP Stars (Managing IP) 2017:

«...the legal department is overseen by patent litigation star Aleksey V Zalesov… Irina Ozolina is also recommended for patent disputes. One client commends Zalesov and Ozolina for their "client-oriented service, creativity and expertise».


World Trademark Review 2017 — The World's Leading Trademark Professionals:

«...President of the Russian national group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Aleksey Zalesov has an impressive contact book; a slew of US companies call on him for his formidable contentious skills».