Vironika Pilyugina

Vironika Pilyugina


Email [email protected]​

Phone +7 495 933 3000

Fax +7 495 933 3001

LanguagesEnglish, Russian

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Vironika Pilyugina is a partner focusing on IP litigation and IP portfolio management. She represents various Russian and international clients in patent infringement litigation and advises on patent enforcement and defense strategies in Russia. 

Vironika Pilyugina handles disputes relating to patent, trademark, copyright and domain name infringements, invalidity actions, defamation and slander cases as well as unfair competition actions.  Vironika represents clients before the Russian PTO and the Chamber for Patent and Trademark Disputes, as well as before the Russian courts and antimonopoly authorities. Her deep experience helps the clients gain the court victories in pharmaceutical, automotive, consumer and other sectors. Vironika also manages regional and global trademark portfolios. She is admitted as a Russian trademark and patent attorney.

Vironika is listed in Euromoney's Expert Guide and IP Stars ranking by Managing Intellectual Property 2018-2020 in the category Rising Stars, ranked by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2018-2020, recognized as a Next Generation Partner by the Legal 500 in 2020. The clients praise Vironika, stating that "her diligence and her dedication is amazing." (Chambers Global, Intellectual Property, Russia, 2020).

Awards and recognitions


Intellectual Property (Russia), Next Recommendation
Chambers Global


Intellectual Property, Next Generation Partner
Legal 500 EMEA


Intellectual Property, Managing Intellectual Property, Rising Star
IP Stars

Education and admissions


Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property, 2009

Course on preparation for Patent Attorneys "Trademarks, appellations of origin of goods", Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property, 2008

General Course on Intellectual Property, World Intellectual Property Organization, 2008

Representative experience

Advising Expobank on rebranding issues (Expobank – A Major Financial Institution) in Russia.

IP Portfolio handling for Mattel, producer of Barbie, in Russia and CIS wide.

Assisting Interros, one of the largest Russian industrial holding companies with assets worth over U.S.$10bn, in managing IP portfolio CIS-wide.

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