Ilya Khodakov

Ilya Khodakov

Senior Associate, Advocate
Ilya Khodakov

Legal 500

Very responsive and attentive to detail. He is always ready to find the best and most proper solution for the client.

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Ilya Khodakov is a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Practices, an expert in TMT and Life Sciences at ALRUD Law Firm.

Ilya specializes in intellectual property protection and disputes, advertising and personal data. His expertise encompasses complex IP transactions, including license and franchising agreements, due diligence and assignment of IP rights in M&A transactions.

Ilya is a registered trademark attorney. He has built up extensive practical experience in IP dispute proceedings in courts, FAS Russia (the Federal Antimonopoly Service) and the Chamber of Patent Disputes. Ilya is a highly-effective negotiator, especially in complex disputes. Ilya graduated from Moscow State University and finished his post-graduate degree in the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property.

Ilya joined ALRUD in 2018.

Ilya is a member of International Bar Association (IBA) and International Trademark Association (INTA).

Includes advising and representing:

Kraft Heinz

on the sale of its two affiliated companies in Russia – baby food manufacturers producing more than 30 000 tons of dry and thin cereal per year.

A famous French manufacturer

of the exquisite furniture: INTERIOR’S S.A.S., on its litigation on unfair competition and copyright infringement, led by its former exclusive franchisee.

A Japanese manufacturer of medical equipment

in a complex counterfeit dispute, related to the import of equipment, worth 300 mln. Roubles.

A famous American provider of stock photography, stock footage, stock music

before Roskomnadzor, after the website of the client had been blocked, in the proceedings of excluding the website from the blacklisted domain names.

An American biotechnology company

entering into its clinical collaboration agreement, with the leader in Russian pharmaceutical market, to develop and commercialize pharmaceuticals for immunotherapies of cancer and infectious diseases.

An international mobile devices and mobile apps developer

with regard to launching new products in Russia, including intellectual property issues, regulation of content, advertising and personal data.

A transnational company, specializing in application services and application delivery networking

on potential civil and criminal risks related to the acquisition of a company, which was developing a free and open-source web server.

A German company,producing door technology systems: Dormakaba Group

with registering brands in Customs’ IP Registers, within EAEU countries.

An international ride-hailing service

with due diligence of IP rights to software and other intangible assets, developed by its employees in Russia.

A well-known international group producing luxury goods

in series of counterfeit disputes in Russia courts, related to production and sale of counterfeit jewelry.

The German company: Autobahn Tank and Rast

in a dispute about early termination of a trademark registration (due to its non-use), and successfully settled the dispute amicably.

A Russian pharmaceutical company

in an asset deal, including transfer of rights to medicines, marketing authorizations, and patents for pharmaceutical substances.

An American supplier of programmable logic devices

on protection of know-how created in Russia and deals on joint development of intellectual property in Russia.

Webinar “Key Legal Trends for Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Companies in Russia” takes place
On 30 May ALRUD industrial team held a seminar on review of legal trends and regulatory developments in the sphere of healthcare and pharmaceuticals that can be faced by Russian companies. The webinar was supported by IMEDA. The experts covered the following topics within the webinar: Settlements of foreign trade contracts in the climate of sanctions and countersanctions. VAT: requalification of scope of delivery bonuses into commodity grant while offsetting counterclaims. Intellectual property protection in the climate of sanctions and countersanctions. Parallel imports. Restriction of rights for the use of European Software. Restriction of payments under license agreements for the use of intellectual property rights. Patent rights protection and compulsory licensing trends. AI in medical goods: current regulations and practical issues. Maria Ostashenko, Partner and Head of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry team of ALRUD, Ilya Khodakov, Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property Practice, Sergey Artemiev, Senior Associate in the Tax Practice, Natalia Bashmakova, Senior Associate in the Commercial Practice, Dina Kravchenko, Senior Associate in the Regulatory Practice, Elizaveta Kostyuchenko, Associate in the Intellectual Property Practice, were the speakers of ALRUD. ****Sergey Vanin****, Executive Director of the Association, was the speaker of IMEDA.
31 May 2024
ALRUD team advised Kraft Heinz on the sale of its baby food business
ALRUD law firm represented the interests of Kraft Heinz in the sale of its two affiliated companies in Russia – baby food manufacturers producing more than 30 000 tons of dry and thin cereal per year. Chernogolovka was the buyer. ALRUD team provided full legal support of the transaction and advised on the transaction approval procedure in Russia. ALRUD team working on the project included the Partner and Head of the Corporate and M&A Practice Alexander Zharskiy, Partner and Head of the Competition/Antitrust Practice German Zakharov as well as Counsel Oleg Ezhov, Senior Associate Daniil Lozovsky, Senior Associate Ilya Khodakov, Senior Associate Ksenia Erokhina and Associate Natella Kortiashvili.
14 May 2024
TMT Legal Digest: "Key regulatory news in the TMT industry from June 2023 to February 2024"
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to share with you an updated digest of the most significant laws and bills and regulatory innovations in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector for the period from June 2023 to February 2024, as well as trends in the future regulation of this industry. The TMT industry is currently experiencing significant regulatory pressure with changes constantly being made for both its service providers and the customers who use their products. As such, the regulation of hosting providers’ operations in Russia indirectly extends to a large number of companies that use the services of foreign providers. Given the growing role of information technology in the economy and the resulting threats to data security, there is an obvious trend towards regulating the TMT industry, searching for solutions to ensure the greater security and transparency of processes in the online environment, as well as increased liability for violations of requirements for individual players, such as social networks, hosting providers, people who work with biometric data, as well as the rules for working with information. The changes affect both major players on the Russian and international markets, as well as small companies that are forced to provide virtually the same level of response. This digest presents current legislative and regulatory changes in the TMT sector, namely in information technology, media content, advertising, personal data, telecommunications, e-commerce, retail, and antitrust regulation. It provides details about the main changes and initiatives over the past year, as well as the key findings of law enforcement practice in this regard.
18 March 2024
ALRUD experts held the webinar “Key legal trends for the companies in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in Russia”
On October 26, our firm held a webinar dedicated to the current legal trends and regulatory changes in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, which companies may face in Russia. During the webinar ALRUD experts have covered topics such as: Expansion of mandatory labeling requirements Harmonization of Russian and EAEU legislation Acceleration of registration of new medicines Extension of counter-sanctions measures Latest trends of regulatory clearance of transactions Focus on the pre-audit analysis of business as the main direction of the new tax policy Current findings and trends in enforcement practice in patent disputes and registration of generics Settlements under foreign trade contracts: requirements and restrictions of currency legislation The speakers of the webinar were: Maria Ostashenko, Partner, Dina Kravchenko, Senior Associate, Ksenia Erokhina, Senior Associate, Ilya Khodakov, Senior Associate, Sergey Artemiev, Senior Associate and Alexander Artemenko, Associate. More information on the services and expertise of ALRUD's Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry team can be found here.
30 October 2023
Pravo-300, 2023 recommends Ilya Khodakov for Protection of personal data, Intellectual property (protection of rights and litigation; consulting; registration).
Best Lawyers, 2022 recommends Ilya Khodakov for Intellectual Property Law.
The Legal 500, 2021 recommends Ilya Khodakov for Intellectual Property Law.
Best Lawyers, 2021 recommends Ilya Khodakov for Intellectual Property Law.
The Legal 500, 2020 recommends Ilya Khodakov for Intellectual Property Law.
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