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Anton Bankovskiy

Head of Intellectual Property

Naberezhnaya Tower 10C
123112 Moscow
Languages English, Russian

Anton Bankovskiy is a partner and Head of Intellectual Property. 

Prior to joining the firm in 2012, he worked in several international law firms as counsel and associate. 

Anton has more than 20 years’ experience in advising on all aspects of intellectual property and TMT matters, including unfair competition. 

He also specialises in intellectual property dispute resolution. Anton is admitted to represent clients before the Russian Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), the Chamber for Patent and Trademark Disputes under Russian PTO and the Russian courts. 

Anton focuses on advising clients of different industries including consumer products, TMT, energy and life sciences.

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

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

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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.

WTR 1000

Relevant experience

  • Microsoft Corporation – representing the client in copyright audit matters in various Russian regions.
  • Swiss luxury brand – advising on IP protection issues in Russia, including preparing an agreement regulating the use of the client’s trademarks by distributors.
  • Ecolab – advising on trademark prosecution matters in Russia and the CIS.
  • Carrier Corporation (a member of the United Technologies Corporation) – advising on almost all IP issues, including trademark prosecution, domain name litigation, trademark infringement and trademark litigation, and protecting the client’s trademark portfolio in Russia. 
  • Japan Tobacco International – advising on trademark, patents and copyright infringement matters in Russia and the EU.
  • TESLA Holding – representing the client in the Russian IP Court for a trademark opposition case resulting in an amicable settlement, so that the client did not lose its trademark protection in Russia due to non-use.
  • Otis Elevator Company – representing the client in a number of cases connected to the unauthorised use of trademarks in Russia and the CIS.
  • German beer producer – advising on trademark prosecution and enforcement issues.
  • Large German shoe manufacturer – advising on trademark prosecution issues in Russia, non-use cancellation matters and objections procedures.
  • International network of fast-food restaurants – representing the client in relation to the out-of-court resolution of disputes with a domain name owner.
  • Multinational retail company – advising 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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Awards & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers 2021, Information Technology Law
  • Best Lawyers 2021, Intellectual Property Law
  • Best Lawyers 2021, Regulatory Practice
  • WTR 100 2021, Intellectual Property: enforcement and litigation
  • “The “friendly and helpful” Anton Bankovskiy is an enforcement ace with bags of anti-counterfeiting and parallel enforcement experience,” WTR 1000 2020
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  • The Intellectual Property Review, Edition 6 – 9, Chapter (Russia), Law Business Research Ltd
  • CMS Expert Guide to e-signatures in commercial contracts, July 2020
  • CMS Expert Guide to COVID-19's impact on IP legal timings, June 2020
  • Data Law Navigator, Russia, May 2020 
  • CMS Doing Business in Russia guide, chapters on intellectual property and personal data protection 
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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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