Sergey Medvedev, PhD, LLM is a senior lawyer working in the Moscow office of the law firm Gorodissky & Partners (Russia). He specialises in various legal issues related to legal protection, ownership, acquisition, exploitation, licensing, franchising, litigation and enforcement of IP and IT rights in Russia and CIS.

Sergey deals with various types of IP and IT matters, including copyrights and related rights, software and databases, patents and designs, trademarks, brands and domain names. He also deals with know-how and confidential information, as well as privacy and data protection.

Sergey provides legal support to clients in connection with various transactions related to disposal and conveyance of IP and IT assets. He is regularly in charge of developing, reviewing, negotiating and perfecting assignment deeds, licence agreements, franchise contracts, security agreements and other contractual arrangements. Sergey is also involved in heavyweight M&A, joint venture and investment projects, master development and franchise transactions, IP and IT legal due diligence and IP and IT transfer processes.

Sergey litigates IP and IT rights and combats unlawful or unauthorised use of IP and IT as well as illegal content on the internet, unfair competition and false advertising. He also tackles parallel imports and grey market goods, and fights against counterfeit goods and piracy. He represents the interests of clients in the courts and before law enforcement agencies on a variety of IP and IT infringement matters. Sergey participates in extra-judicial and judicial dispute resolution actions, civil and litigation procedures, and administrative and criminal proceedings.

Sergey frequently delivers speeches at national and international seminars and conferences. He is the author of a number of articles and works, including on franchising, published by the leading Russian and international publishing houses.

He is a registered member of the EuroFranchise Lawyers association (EFL), Licensing Executives Society International and is the official attendee of the International Franchise Association. Sergey is also a registered trademark, design and software attorney in Russia.