Elena Yanakieva
IP Manager

Elena is a IP Manager in our Dubai office.

Elena worked in Rouse Dubai from 2003-2007 and re-joined the company in October 2010.  She is a member of the Patent and Dispute Resolution team, working on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, trade marks, patents and copyright, including patent filing.  She has extensive experience in criminal and administrative enforcement in the Middle East. 

Elena has a Masters degree in chemistry and intellectual property post-graduation and a Master of Laws in technology and IP from the University of Liverpool.  Prior to joining Rouse, she worked as a Patent Researcher for the largest generics pharmaceutical company in Bulgaria where she acquired knowledge of patent protection and economic evaluation of IP.  She has more than eight years' experience in IP enforcement, domain name disputes and product recalls in the Middle East.

Professional qualifications

  • Master of Laws in technology and IP

  • Master in chemistry

  • Patent specialist

Personal interests

  • Reading and nature