Eugene Arievich is a partner in the Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie and head of the CIS Intellectual Property Practice Group. He joined the firm in March 1996 to lead the CIS IP Practice Group. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Mr Arievich was a partner in a major USSR/Russian IP firm, which he co-founded in 1988. Previously he held positions ranging from trademark examiner to Deputy Head of the Trademark Department in the USSR Patent and Trademark Office. Eugene Arievich has a degree of Doctor of Law, is a member of the Moscow City Bar and is registered to practise before the Russian PTO.
Mr Arievich's practice embraces each area of IP law throughout the CIS, with a special emphasis on all aspects of trademark protection, as well as litigation and enforcement in trademark, patent, copyright and other IP-related matters. He has spoken on IP-related issues in many international and national forums and conferences. He has published over fifty IP-related articles in national and international publications.
From 2001 to 2003 Mr Arievich served on the INTA Board of Directors. He heads the national IP Commission of ICC and holds the title of the ICC IP Ambassador to Russia. Mr Arievich is a member of the Scientific and Consultative Board of Russia's IP Court, INTA, ECTA, MARQUES, PTMG, FICPI and the Russia Patent Attorneys Association where he serves on the Board.
The IP practice headed by Eugene Arievich is consistently ranked among the top practices in Central and Eastern Europe and, according to opinion polls conducted by leading IP publication Managing Intellectual Property, was proclaimed the winner of the MIP Award – IP Firm of the Year in Russia in 2006–2010, 2012 and 2017. Since 2006 the "IP guru" Eugene Arievich has been recognized a Star Individual by Chambers, IAM Patent 1000, Legal 500, World Trademark Review 1000 within Russia and across the CIS.