Igor Motsnyi is a Russian-qualified IP and IT lawyer and founder of Motsnyi Legal Services. Prior to establishing Motsnyi Legal Services, he worked as in-house counsel in software and IT companies and in the Moscow office of US law firm White & Case LLP as associate. He also spent a few years working as a senior associate in Russia’s largest full-service law firm, and later in the Moscow office of an English law firm as associate director and head of the IT practice. Igor is a Russian trademark attorney.
Igor has extensive experience in a broad range of IP and IT matters, including but not limited to trademarks, copyright, know-how, patents, computer software, technology licensing, IP transactions and IP due diligence, personal data, e-commerce and legal assistance to technology start-ups.
Igor Motsnyi is a member of the ITechLaw Association, and a local representative of ITechLaw in Russia. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on law and technology, and has numerous publications on IP and IT in English, Russian and Serbian.
Igor lectured at the MGIMO University in Moscow and the Pericles Law School, Moscow, on intellectual property and information technology.
He is recommended by Best Lawyers in the areas of intellectual property and information technology in Russia.
Igor is a native Russian speaker and is fluent in English and Serbian/Croatian and has a working knowledge of Ukrainian.
WWL says: Igor Motsnyi is a “well-rounded IT lawyer” and “certainly a go-to for Russia-based work".
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