Julianna Tabastajewa


11 Gogolevsky boulevard
Russia 119019

Tel: +7-495-502-1262
Fax: +7-495-787-2071

Email: julianna.tabastajewa@gowlings.com
Web: www.gowlings.com

Julianna Tabastajewa is a partner in Gowlings’ Moscow office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property protection and litigation, pharmaceutical law, competition law, media law, and franchising. She also has extensive experience in domestic litigations and arbitrations in Russia.

Throughout her career, Julianna has represented major Russian and international companies in sophisticated copyright, trade-mark, patent, and domain disputes, including several successful precedent cases for Quelle AG, Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Champagne Cristal Loius Roederer etc.

Julianna has contributed significantly to new domain regulations in the Russian Federation and has written extensively on the subject. She is also actively involved in intellectual property legislation development initiatives in Russia as an authority of the Anti-piracy Committee of the State Duma (legislative assembly) of the Russian Federation. She is currently working in the Russian Franchising Association on the changes to the Franchising laws. Julianna also advises media, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies on related issues in Russia.

Prior to joining the firm, Julianna served as head of the intellectual property and information technology department in the Moscow office of a Munich-based international law firm for over 9 years and in the Moscow office of a D.C.-based international firm for over four years.

Julianna has authored over 70 publications on IP issues.

Julianna is recognized in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 for Intellectual Property: Russia.

Rapid advances in new technologies have led to a host of unique and unprecedented challenges to protecting innovation. To confidently stake a claim and mitigate long-term risk, organizations need a highly skilled team of legal problem-solvers with extensive patent law experience and a history of successfully protecting and enforcing intellectual property (IP) rights.


Gowlings patent professionals provide expert counsel and effective representation on all aspects of patent work. Our IP practice received the highest ranking in Canada from Chambers and Partners, and Managing Intellectual Property named Gowlings the 2012 Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year. For a full listing of our IP rankings, please visit our Rankings & Recognition section.

Our national team works with domestic and international companies, universities and research institutes to successfully file, commercialize and enforce their patents and industrial designs. From start-ups to multinational organizations, our team has an unrivalled reputation for industry insight. With many of our legal professionals also holding advanced scientific, medical and engineering degrees, we consistently provide our clients with tailored and effective solutions across a broad spectrum of technologies.

Through our extensive network of international associates, our professionals regularly coordinate and direct the prosecution of patent applications worldwide and frequently represent leading national and global technology companies before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Our expertise includes:

  • Drafting and filing patent applications
  • Customized strategies for national and international patent prosecution
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Licensing and other commercialization strategies
  • Negotiating and preparing licenses and agreements
  • Patent audits
  • Patent infringement and validity-related opinions
  • Litigation and enforcement
  • M&A, purchase/sale, financing and other transactions involving IP assets


Our professionals regularly lecture at universities and training workshops, speak at conferences and publish articles on matters relating to technology-specific issues in patent protection.

We also share our valuable insights on IP and patent issues through the IP Report, a newsletter that provides the latest news and updates on intellectual property and patent issues. To subscribe to IP Report, please click here.


Gowlings is a leading international law firm, with over 700 legal professionals serving clients in 10 offices across Canada and around the world. Whether your needs relate to business law, high-stakes litigation or intellectual property matters, we provide a full range of legal services to meet your unique needs and rise to any challenge that comes your way.


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With Gowlings Practical™, you always know who is working on your file, how it’s progressing and how much it will cost. No surprises. Just results.


We pride ourselves on delivering both exceptional legal counsel and personal, responsive service — and the industry is taking notice. Here are some of our recent accolades:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
  • Chambers Global 2014
  • Busiest law firm for Canadian M&A H1 2014, 2013, 2012 (Thomson Reuters)
  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2014
  • Managing Intellectual Property: World IP Survey 2014
  • Best Employers in Canada 2010-2014 (Aon Hewitt)
  • Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award
Julianna Tabastajewa is a respected IP specialist, who comes recommended by market sources for her litigation expertise. She advises on trade marks, copyright, patents and domain matters.
Chambers Europe, 2014