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Startup Legal and IP

Saint Petersburg Spring 2014 Semester

What does a new Founder need to know about the law to launch a successful startup? How do you pick a law firm to work with? What is the process of setting up a company? How much do you need to know about the law? What agreements do you need to run a company? What are common legal mistakes? How do you handle intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? How much does the law actually matter?

Build a legal and IP strategy.
2014-06-23, 07:00 PM


Inna Efimchik
Partner, White Summers Caffee & James LLP

Inna Efimchik, a Partner in the Emerging Companies group at White Summers Caffee & James LLP (White Summers) and head of its Russia practice, provides business advisory and legal services to entrepreneurs, startup ventures, emerging growth companies, and investors in the ...

Dmitry Platonov
Vice President Intellectual Property, Yota Devices

Yota Devices, Russia Head of Legal · Moscow · From 18 March 2013 г. till Present Skolkovo Foundation Head of IT Department (Intellectual Property Protection) · Moscow · From 28 May 2012 г. till 25 august 2013 г. Took 2nd place on Techcrunch SF Hackathon 2013.

Dmitry Dubograev
Managing Partner,

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