Education:

  • University of Edinburgh, LLM in Innovation, Technology and Law.

  • A Candidate of Law Degree (PhD equivalent), awarded by the Supreme Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

  • The Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property, Moscow, Russia, degree in law.

Languages:

  • Russian
  • English

Activities / Memberships:

  • Kazakhstan Bar Association, member of the Bar, member of the Ethics Committee.
  • Association of patent attorneys of the Republic of Kazakhstan, member of the Association.

Nataliya is a lawyer with more than 14 years of professional experience. She has always worked in legal consulting. For the last 11 years she worked at the international law firm Dentons as a lawyer, then a senior lawyer.

Nataliya specializes in the intersection of law and innovation. She started her career as a specialist in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Over time Nataliya developed her expertise in the field of information technology law.

Nataliya has an excellent academic background in intellectual property and information technology law. Nataliya defended her dissertation in the field of copyright and related rights law and was awarded a candidate of law degree (Ph.D. equivalent) by the Supreme Attestation Commission of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. She is also a graduate of the master's program of Innovation, Technology and Law of the University of Edinburgh.

Nataliya actively writes and publishes scientific and practical articles, participates in conferences and in the activities of business associations.

Professional Experience:
  • Advising of an oil and gas company on issues of transition to electronic document management system.
  • Advising a foreign media company with a state participation regarding requirements for the rebroadcasting of foreign TV channels in Kazakhstan, re-registration of foreign TV channels, and other legal issues.
  • Advising one of the world's largest telecommunications company regarding the provision of Internet services, including VoIP services, in Kazakhstan.
  • Advising a client on a potential patent infringement dispute between a joint venture partners, including the patentability of an invention, statute of limitations in intellectual property infringement disputes and other issues.
  • Enforcement of trademark rights in Kazakhstan and the CIS countries of one of the world's largest producers of soft drinks and other goods, including cancellation of trademarks due to non-use, representation of interests of the client in disputes on infringement of trademark rights, inclusion of trademarks into the customs registers of intellectual property subject matters of Kazakhstan and other countries of the CIS.
Specialization:

Intellectual property law, including IP litigation; data and privacy protection; information technology law; mass media law and broadcasting law; electronic commerce law, communications law.

Professional licenses and certifications:
  • Certified as Patent Attorney of the Eurasian Patent Organization.
  • Certified as Patent Attorney of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Teaching experience:
  • Adjunct professor at KIMEP University School of law, Almaty. Subjects taught: Intellectual Property Law.
  • Visiting lecturer at the Training Center of the Almaty Branch of the National Institute for Intellectual Property.
  • Lectures on patent law, protection and enforcement of copyright and related rights, protection of selective breeding achievements.
Publications:

Legal aspects of electronic document management systems in Kazakhstan: issues of equivalence of electronic and handwritten signatures (2020), webinar prepared in co-authorship

Quarantine in connection with COVID-19 accelerates the transition to electronic document management in Kazakhstan (2020), a client alert (in co-authorship)

Free checklists and diagnostics for mobile applications, online stores and other e-commerce entities in Kazakhstan (2020), a client alert 

The state of emergency in Kazakhstan: measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (2020), a client alert (in co-authorship)

Handwritten digital signature and modern methods of signing of transactions (2019), a client alert

Changes to the law on personal data in Kazakhstan: what does digitalization of the economy prepare for us? (2019), a client alert 

Regulation of personal data collection and processing in Kazakhstan for DataGuidance platform (2018), webinar

Legal and practical approaches to meet the requirements for the localization of personal data in Kazakhstan (2016), a client alert

Foreign TV and radio broadcasters required to establish and register a representative office in Kazakhstan by 1 January 2017 (2016), a client alert 

The Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Information and Communications is a new regulator in the field of mass communications (2016)

Franchise Law Review (the book provides an overview of key legal issues faced by franchisors when entering new markets), Chapter 28 (2014), (prepared in co-authorship)

Kazakhstan Witnesses Significant Changes in Broadcasting Legislation (2016), Bloomberg BNA. World Communication Report, Vol. 11, Number 3 (in co-authorship).

The implications of the new localization law on business (2016), Data Protection Law and Policy, Vol. 13, Issue 01.

IT-startups in Kazakhstan (2015), Legal Insight, No. 1 (37) (in co-authorship).

Amendments in Kazakhstan’s medicinal products registration system: new hope for rights holders (2015), a client alert

From 1 January 2016 the Internet resources in the Republic of Kazakhstan are subject to mandatory registration (2015), a client alert

Security Certificate of the Republic of Kazakhstan: the state will be able to control the encrypted Internet traffic of users (2015), a client alert

Amendments to laws on TV and radio broadcasting in Kazakhstan (2015), a client alert

Market of Franchising. How to Protect Intellectual Property: National Business. No. 9 (1Q). 2014

Anticipated Legislative Changes in Intellectual Property Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan // Kazakhstan Business Updates: Corporate Journal of Dentons Kazakhstan. 2014 (co-author)

Free checklists and diagnostics of operations on personal data collection and processing for compliance with Kazakhstan laws

Personal awards

Named a recommended lawyer in Intellectual Property Law in Kazakhstan by bestlawyers.com
Recognized as a franchise lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Franchise edition.