Elena Schelkunova

Russian Trademark Attorney (area of practice: trademarks and service marks, appellations of origin of goods).

Head of Foreign Patent and Trademark Department

Area of expertise
  • Legal protection, litigation and enforcement of Intellectual Property of local clients abroad and international clients in the CIS countries.
  • Global Economics; Moscow State Academy of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science (1995–2000);
  • Law; Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property (2001–2003).
  • YUS, since 1999.
Russian, English.
  • International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • In 2024 Elena Schelkunova was included in the Individual rankings of lawyers held by Pravo.ru – 300 in the Intellectual property (protection of rights and litigation), Intellectual property (advising) and Intellectual property (prosecution) categories.


  • In 2023 Elena was awarded in The Best Lawyers federal rankings of The Leaders of Legal Services Market rankings by Kommersant Publishing House in the Intellectual Property, Band 2 and Manufacturing and industry, Band 3 nominations.


  • Also, in 2023 Elena Schelkunova was recognized in Group I (the top specialists in the relevant practice) of the Intellectual Property category of the leading Russian lawyers rankings held by Rossiyskaya Gazeta (the official newspaper of the Government of the Russian Federation).


  • In 2021, The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals agency included Elena in their WTR-1000 international rankings as an IP expert.


  • IP Stars features Elena in the international list of intellectual property experts in the field of trademarks. In 2021 she was recognized as Trade mark star.

What the Agency said:

“Elena Schelkunova leads the foreign patent and trade mark practice, providing ‘a deep insight into all areas of IP”.


  • The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East &Africa features Elena among the leading intellectual property experts.