David Aylen is an internationally renowned intellectual property lawyer with extensive experience advising foreign nationals on doing business in Russia and the CIS, as well as helping emerging Russian companies establish and protect their IP rights around the world. David is known for providing timely, responsive service and delivering innovative solutions that achieve results — whenever and wherever a problem arises. As managing partner of the firm’s Russia/CIS practice, David is a client’s first point of contact to the Russian market. He provides strategic, practical legal advice to help clients understand and access the significant business opportunities available in Russia, as well as overcome any difficulties. Under David’s management, Gowling WLG’s Russia/CIS practice brings a Western-style approach to legal issues and is consistently ranked as a top-tier IP practice. From IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution to licensing, domain names, and advertising and marketing law, David makes sure clients receive the best possible service and results. Repeatedly recognised as a leading IP lawyer by Who’s Who Legal, IAM Patent, Managing Intellectual Property and World Trademark Review, David has garnered significant litigation experience over the years, which includes an infringement action upheld in favour of his client Dimplex by the Federal Court of Appeal, in respect of electric fireplace technology; acting as co-counsel in the well-known “patent diaper wars” between Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble; and acting as co-counsel in the “telecommunications wars” in Canada and the United States between AT&T, MCI and others on the subject of the pioneer patents for 800 and calling-card services.
GOWLING WLG RUSSIA:
Russia is a crucial market for many companies, due both to its size and influence over the surrounding region. Doing business in Russia requires careful planning and in-depth knowledge of the country’s legal system in order to overcome challenges and make the most of the opportunities involved.
Through the strength of our Moscow office, Gowling WLG delivers a wide range of intellectual property law services across Russia and the CIS. Our highly recognised trademark, copyright and patent professionals work with European, Canadian and global companies to manage and defend their IP rights.
Given our extensive knowledge of the Russian market, we can also help you facilitate business transactions in other key legal areas.