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Senior associate

Sergei Kovalkov

Sergei has graduated from Saint Petersburg University: he is the bachelor in law and is currently obtaining his master's degree in competition law.

He has a 2-year work experience in the Center of Intellectual Property at EY (Ernst & Young) in the position of junior associate. He prepared the reports on intellectual property protection, searched, analyzed, and systematized the primary information on the issue, drafted complaints and objections to public authorities, prepared the documentation for the registration of the trademarks, analyzed legal risks in the sphere of intellectual property.

Sergei took part in a number of projects relating to development and implementation of intellectual property protection strategies of large FMCG companies; in particular, he conducted the patent search and assessed the risks of IP rights infringement; participated in the legal support of trademarks registration procedure (including overcoming of objections from Rospatent); monitored the international trademark registration procedure; carried out the analysis and drafting of the contracts in the sphere of intellectual property.