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Anton Bankovskiy

Head of Intellectual Property

CMS Russia
Naberezhnaya Tower, block C
10 Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya
123112 Moscow
Languages English, Russian

Anton Bankovskiy is a partner and Head of Intellectual Property at CMS Russia. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, he has been working in other international law firms. 

Anton Bankovskiy has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of intellectual property and media & advertising matters, including unfair competition.

He also specialises in intellectual property dispute resolution. He is admitted to represent the clients before Russian Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), the Chamber for Patent and Trademark Disputes under Russian PTO and the Russian courts. Anton focuses on advising the clients of different industries including consumer products, TMT, energy and life sciences, etc.

Anton also advises clients on data protection issues, such as cross-border transfer, localisation rules, compliance of data processing with Russian regulations etc.  

Anton is a member of International Trademark Association (INTA)’s Committee, Chairman of IP Committee of the Association of European Businesses in Russia as well as a member of IP Committee of the Russian-French Chamber of Commerce.

Anton was chosen by his peers as one of the leading Russian IP practitioners according to Best Lawyers ranking and is recommended for enforcement and litigation by WTR 1000.

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The “friendly and helpful” Anton Bankovskiy of CMS is an enforcement ace with bags of anti-counterfeiting and parallel enforcement experience.

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Relevant experience

  • Microsoft Corporation – representing client in copyright audit matters in various Russian regions.
  • Swiss luxury brand – IP protection issues in Russia, including preparation of agreement regulating the use of the trademarks of the client by distributors.
  • Ecolab – on trademark prosecution matters in Russia and the CIS.
  • Carrier Corporation (member of the United Technologies Corporation) – on almost all IP issues including trademark prosecution, domain name litigation, trademark infringement and trademark litigation, protecting client’s trademark portfolio in Russia. 
  • Japan Tobacco International – on trademark and copyright infringement matters in Russia and the EU.
  • TESLA Holding – represented the client in the Russian IP Court for trademark opposition case resulting in amicable compromise, so that the client did not lose its trademark protection in Russia due to non-use.
  • Otis Elevator Company – represented client in a number of cases connected to unauthorised use of trademarks in Russia.
  • Germany's beer producer – on trademark prosecution and enforcement issues.
  • Large branded media company in the UK – on IP portfolio management and trademark prosecution in Russia.
  • Large German shoes manufacturer – on a trademark prosecution issues in Russia. Also provided an advice regarding non-use cancellation matters and objections procedures.
  • Leading manufacturer of electronics products – on licensing of technologies including patents in Russia as well as representing the client in the patent disputes with the Russian patent trolls.
  • Leading international manufacturer of toys – on trademark protection in Russia, including trademark protection against infringement on the Internet.
  • International network of fast-food restaurants – represented the client in relation to an out-of-court resolution of disputes with a domain name owner.
  • Multinational retail company – on personal data issues of a mobile application in Russia.
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Memberships & Roles

  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Committee Member
  • Association of European Businesses in Russia, Chairman of IP Committee
  • CCI France Russie, IP Committee
  • Working group in the field of intellectual property on the implementation of the mechanism of "regulatory guillotine" under the Government of the Russian Federation
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  • 2002 – Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of sciences (PhD)
  • 1998 – Moscow State University of International relations (MGIMO University, Degree in Law)
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