Maria Samartseva

Maria Samartseva


Email maria.samartseva@​

Phone +7 (495) 933 3000

Fax +7 495 933 3001

LanguagesEnglish, French, Russian

Practice groupIntellectual Property

Maria Samartseva is a Russian-qualified Associate in our Intellectual Property, Media and Technology (IPMT) practice. Having joined the firm in 2009 Maria assists clients in various industries, including consumer, fashion and luxury goods, automotive, media, entertainment, food and beverages, retail, software technologies and life sciences, and Internet and E-Commerce.

Maria has a deep and diverse experience in handling various intellectual property issues in Russia and the CIS region with a focus on IP infringement, including copyright and trademark infringement matters, anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition, parallel import related matters, domain name issues, and customs recordals in Russia and CIS-wide. Given the specifics of cases Maria handles various IP litigation for clients (administrative, criminal and civil proceedings).

Maria also represents clients before the Russian customs, police, and anti-monopoly authorities and successfully performs training for customs, police, and other officials on IP matters on the firm's client brands.

Education and admissions


Diploma, Kutafin Moscow State Law University, 2013

Representative experience

Advised the world's largest U.S.-based toy company on various anti-counterfeiting issues, involving copyright and trademark infringement CIS-wide

Assisted a Swedish multinational retail-clothing company with licensing work, handle anti-counterfeiting work in Russia and other CIS countries

Advised a French independent pharmaceutical company on anti-counterfeiting and parallel importation issues, advised on customs protection

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

Comparative legal analysis of accounting systems for copyright and related rights in Russia and the United States Bulletin of the University named after O. E. Kutafin, MSLA

Hogan Lovells Publications

Foreign economic activity of an entrepreneur: import of goods – how to avoid violation of Intellectual Property rights? Journal of the IP Court

Hogan Lovells Publications

Implementation of a 1-year ban on imports of selected food products into the Russian Federation", Hogan Lovells, Sanctions Alert

Hogan Lovells Publications

Trademarks - Anti-counterfeiting: Customs watch applications - Russia

Hogan Lovells Publications

Copyrights - Copyright protection - Russia

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