Natalia Gulyaeva elected chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Natalia Gulyaeva, a Hogan Lovells partner who heads the firm’s IP, Media and Technology Group for Russia / Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), has been elected to chair the Intellectual Property Committee of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The committee was elected at a meeting on 22 November 2018, dedicated to the legal protection of intellectual property assets in the fashion industry.

During the meeting, Natalia Gulyaeva and IP associate Alexandra Bakhtiozina discussed the history of fashion law, its development and current issues. Specifically, they analyzed the new draft federal law suggesting temporary protection for industrial designs and noted that this initiative could serve as an incentive for young designers. However, at the same time, it may affect competition within the fashion industry, barring companies from producing new designs.

George Geoffroy, brand protection manager at LVMH and vice-chairman of the committee, shared his unique perspective on fighting counterfeit goods in Russia and around the globe. Read the full interview here.


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