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Intellectual Property — Ukraine


Baker McKenzie - Intellectual Property

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Ruslan Drobyazko
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly successful IP team offering comprehensive full-service advice and representation. Broad practice covers copyright, patents and trade marks, including anti-counterfeiting matters. Solid track record in IP disputes and also active in registration of IP rights and brand management. Additionally provides a technology platform for clients to access their trade mark portfolios and an online monitoring system. Represents prominent international names from a range of industry sectors.

Strengths Sources note its all-round offering in IP and particularly praise the team for its "excellent anti-counterfeiting work."

Work highlights Represented 3M in its educational campaign aimed at discouraging the use of the SCOTCH trade mark as a generic term for adhesive tape.

Significant clients Columbia Sportswear, Starbucks, Alticor, Mattel.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators unanimously praise Ruslan Drobyazko as a "great intellectual property lawyer" who is a "really reliable specialist" with "lots of experience in different issues." He is especially recognised for his track record in contentious IP matters and is active in anti-counterfeiting mandates.

Senior associate Yulia Kolchenko enters the rankings based on growing experience in the IP arena. She focuses on a range of IP issues and is particularly recognised for her trade mark litigation work.

Department profile by Baker McKenzie

The Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie provides the full spectrum of services and solutions to protect, manage and enforce the IP rights of international and local companies in Ukraine, in the CIS region and all over the world.

Our focus is on comprehensive services in connection with structuring transactions related to intellectual property and information technologies, securing the intellectual property rights of our clients in Ukraine, including registration of trademarks and patents in Ukraine, as well as protecting clients against unfair business practices.

We concentrate on providing clients an easy way to implement practical solutions to their IP related needs, including IP rights licensing and franchising, IP rights clearance for the use in marketing campaigns, e-commerce, product labelling and distribution, IP rights enforcement at the border, customs clearance during importation and exportation of goods. We also advise on various consumer protection and unfair competition issues related to products protected by IP rights.

We are the only firm to offer a technology platform that gives clients real-time access to their global trademark portfolios, an online monitoring system covering customs procedures in 55 countries, and a dedicated support centre to reduce costs and hassles of global trademark management.

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The longevity and team work of our global team of IP practitioners is our core strength. 40 of them have been with the Firm for over 20 years. We have a heritage of collaboration worldwide.

Clients comment that it feels like they are dealing with one virtual office rather than separate jurisdictions.


Doubinsky & Osharova - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Tatyana Shpakovich and Victoria Sopilnyak
- 7 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Distinguished IP boutique with exceptional expertise in all areas of IP, including patents, trade marks, copyright and domain names. Extensive experience in complex IP infringement cases, including anti-counterfeiting disputes. Popular with global corporations and big domestic brands across a spectrum of industry sectors. Recently handled a number of instructions in pharmaceuticals and retail.

Strengths Clients praise their responsiveness and client service, saying: "They stand out for their dedication and good follow-up."

Work highlights Advised Bayer on the infringement of its trade mark rights relating to the sale of counterfeit goods.

Defended Ingosstrah in trade mark invalidation proceedings.

Significant clients Coca-Cola, Voronin, Trading House Inkerman, Amstor, Oleina.

Notable practitioners

Irina Osharova is a renowned and "long-standing specialist" in the IP arena. She advises clients on the registration of trade marks, patents and industrial designs.

Managing partner and eminent practitioner Michael Doubinsky is one of the most known IP lawyers in Ukraine. He advises on strategic matters across the full spectrum of IP issues.

Yaroslav Ognevyuk enters the rankings in recognition of his growing market presence, with peers noting him for his active IP litigation practice. His areas of focus include trade mark-related matters and anti-counterfeiting cases.

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Pakharenko & Partners - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson

What the team is known for Excellent IP boutique handling the full spectrum of IP matters for a prominent international client base. Particularly renowned for expertise in anti-counterfeiting cases, with experience of representing clients in both civil and criminal proceedings. Active in patent, trade mark and domain name matters. Often handles IP infringement cases.

Strengths Clients highlight their long track record in IP law. A client says the lawyers "know the environment" in addition to being "very experienced in IP law."

Significant clients Siemens, Nike, Chanel, Intel Corporation, Coty Prestige Lancaster Group.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators recognise Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson as one of the most respected IP lawyers in Ukraine, citing her broad practice which includes patents, trade marks, copyright and customs issues. She also comes recommended for anti-counterfeiting mandates.

Alexander Pakharenko is widely respected for his strong expertise in anti-counterfeiting matters, including criminal proceedings and general litigation. He handles contentious and non-contentious matters and is especially active in IP infringement cases.

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Aequo - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Oleksandr Mamunya
- 1 partner
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly reputed team noted for its impressive track record in contentious IP matters. Active in a wide range of civil and criminal proceedings involving patents, copyright and trade mark issues, including counterfeiting matters. Also advises on trade mark and patent prosecution and portfolio management. Acts for a diverse client base of international and local clients, including a significant number of pharma companies.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's business-oriented approach. "We like Aequo for its flexible attitude and understanding of our concerns," says a client, adding that the team "understands business challenges and opportunities." Another client adds that the team worked in a "most effective manner and demonstrated a creative approach to solving complex business problems."

Work highlights Advised a large CIS telecoms company on a complex licensing agreement with an international telecoms company.

Notable practitioners

Oleksandr Mamunya is a well-recognised IP expert, and is particularly well versed in contentious IP matters, including litigation and out-of-court dispute resolution. Sources note his visibility and also say he is "reliable and responsive beyond expectations."

Senior associate Andrey Nikolayenko joins the rankings this year due to positive feedback from sources. He focuses on trade mark and patent litigation, and also supports the team on IP prosecution and portfolio management issues.

Department profile by Aequo

Intellectual property has become a strategic asset, which is crucial to your business’s competitive position. We understand the challenges in the IP sphere and we know how to effectively protect the intellectual core of our clients’ businesses.

We have more than a decade’s worth of experience helping our clients meet ongoing business challenges and have been at the heart of some of the most high-profile and landmark cases in the sector.

We are a full-service intellectual property practice engaged in prosecuting, protecting, managing, asserting and leveraging IP assets. Routinely assisting clients ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to small start-ups, we have developed comprehensive expertise in all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, domain names, trade secrets and related unfair competition issues.

For more details please visit our website: https://aequo.ua/

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Asters - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Julia Semeniy
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded team with a growing reputation in IP arena. Full-service offering covers patents, copyright, trade marks and domain names. Active in the prosecution of IP rights and also represents multinational and regional clients in IP disputes. Client base features corporates from a range of industry sectors, boasting notable experience in FMCG.

Strengths Clients are very satisfied with the assistance provided, praising the team's "efficiency" and "speed" as well as appreciating the "fullness of answers" and "deep study of the situation."

Work highlights Assisted Millennium & Copthorne with the registration and renewal of trade marks.

Advised Ferrero on their dispute with a local confectionery producer relating to the unauthorised use of their Nutella brand.

Significant clients Molson Coors, Biosphere Corporation, Zwak Unicum Nyrt, The Foundry Visionmongers, Сar-Freshner Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Julia Semeniy is a well-respected IP lawyer who is particularly noted for her expertise in copyright and media law. She also handles a range of industrial property matters. Sources note her experience and practical advice.

Department profile by Asters

Asters associates have hands-on experience in IP issues, both stand-alone and arising from other practices, including mergers and acquisitions, tax structuring, other corporate and finance transactions.

Asters expertise covers various aspects of intellectual property such as trademarks and patents, designs and copyright, trade secrets and confidential information etc. 

The legal support that we provide to clients embraces registration and acquisition of IP rights, IP due diligence and portfolio management, licensing and assignment as well as enforcement of intellectual property rights including out-of-court dispute resolution, IP litigation, development and implementation of complex anti-counterfeiting and antipiracy strategies.




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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Taras Kyslyy
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-reputed IP team advising regional and international clients on a range of IP matters. Active in IP litigation, representing clients in patent and trade mark disputes, including counterfeit claims. Also advises on IP aspects of transactions and provides support with the registration of IP rights. Notable experience in advising clients in the IT and pharmaceutical industries.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's practical approach. A source notes their "commitment in solving issues," adding that "all work was fulfilled diligently and in a timely manner."

Work highlights Advised Viacom on the enforcement of IP rights, including anti-counterfeiting matters.

Represented 2XU Pty before the Ukrainian Patent Office in overturning its initial decision to reject a request for local protection of an internationally registered trade mark.

Significant clients Pixafy, Viterra.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators recognise Taras Kyslyy as a well-known name in the IP market. His practice covers a range of IP matters, including registration, licensing and disputes. He is particularly noted for his track record of representing pharma companies.

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Ilyashev & Partners - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Mikhail Ilyashev
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact team best known for assistance with contentious cases, advising local and international clients. Strong expertise in the pharma sector. Active in patent and trade mark litigation and registration of IP rights, and also provides general advice.

Strengths Clients praise the quality of the team's advice, with a client stating: "This team is very flexible and very clever in finding non-standard solutions."

Clients commend the firm's client service, saying: "I find the firm to be extremely responsive."

Work highlights Represented Megainpharm in the dispute relating to patent protection of its pharma product Ophthalmic.

Significant clients UKRPLASTIC, Feron, Honda, Ukrrichflot, Morion.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Irina Kirichenko as a "hard-working," "analytical" and "dedicated" IP practitioner. She has extensive experience of representing clients in IP disputes and is particularly renowned for her expertise in the pharma sector.

Department profile by Ilyashev & Partners

Specialisations
Intellectual Property is a major practice area for the firm and one where the firm has provide specialist services for over 15 years.
The firm offers a completely full range of IP legal services for its clients, including:
· patent and trademark filings;
· patent-information research and analysis regarding the eligibility of designations;
· counselling on protection against unfair competition, confidential information protection and use of intellectual property rights in advertising;
· counselling and representing clients in negotiations related to contracts;
· extensive range of non-contentious legal IP services such as licensing and IP audits;
· dispute resolution regarding IP issues;
· invalidation of the registration of IP rights;
· counterfeiting matters;
· IP portfolio analysis and management, etc.
We also provide services on choosing the optimal strategy for protection of intellectual property. 

Recent work highlights
Among the recent landmark projects are protection the intellectual property rights for “Mildronate” produced by Grindex in court proceedings. Notably, the firm acted as legal advisor to State Enterprise Antonov in disputes with OJSC Aviakor Aviation Plant and for OJSC Aviakor on recovery of losses under a licensing agreement for the right to use the trademark.

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Senior Statesmen

Grischenko & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to market commentators, senior practitioner Maya Lgova of Grischenko & Partners is one of the most established IP lawyers in Ukraine.

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Senior Statesmen

Doubinsky & Osharova

From the Chambers Europe guide

Irina Osharova is a renowned and "long-standing specialist" in the IP arena. She advises clients on the registration of trade marks, patents and industrial designs.

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Eminent Practitioner

Michael I Doubinsky

Doubinsky & Osharova

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner and eminent practitioner Michael Doubinsky is one of the most known IP lawyers in Ukraine. He advises on strategic matters across the full spectrum of IP issues.

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Ruslan V Drobyazko

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market commentators unanimously praise Ruslan Drobyazko as a "great intellectual property lawyer" who is a "really reliable specialist" with "lots of experience in different issues." He is especially recognised for his track record in contentious IP matters and is active in anti-counterfeiting mandates.

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Oleksandr Mamunya

Aequo

From the Chambers Europe guide

Oleksandr Mamunya is a well-recognised IP expert, and is particularly well versed in contentious IP matters, including litigation and out-of-court dispute resolution. Sources note his visibility and also say he is "reliable and responsive beyond expectations."

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Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson

Pakharenko & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market commentators recognise Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson as one of the most respected IP lawyers in Ukraine, citing her broad practice which includes patents, trade marks, copyright and customs issues. She also comes recommended for anti-counterfeiting mandates.

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market commentators recognise Taras Kyslyy as a well-known name in the IP market. His practice covers a range of IP matters, including registration, licensing and disputes. He is particularly noted for his track record of representing pharma companies.

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Alexander Pakharenko

Pakharenko & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexander Pakharenko is widely respected for his strong expertise in anti-counterfeiting matters, including criminal proceedings and general litigation. He handles contentious and non-contentious matters and is especially active in IP infringement cases.

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Asters

From the Chambers Europe guide

Julia Semeniy is a well-respected IP lawyer who is particularly noted for her expertise in copyright and media law. She also handles a range of industrial property matters. Sources note her experience and practical advice.

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Band 3

Marchenko Danevych

From the Chambers Europe guide

Borys Danevych of Marchenko Danevych comes particularly recommended for his strong expertise in the pharma sector, specifically in relation to IP matters. Clients appreciate his people skills, saying he "always manages to maintain a good relationship with all important stakeholders."

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Ilyashev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients describe Irina Kirichenko as a "hard-working," "analytical" and "dedicated" IP practitioner. She has extensive experience of representing clients in IP disputes and is particularly renowned for her expertise in the pharma sector.

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Up and Coming

Yaroslav Ognevyuk

Doubinsky & Osharova

From the Chambers Europe guide

Yaroslav Ognevyuk enters the rankings in recognition of his growing market presence, with peers noting him for his active IP litigation practice. His areas of focus include trade mark-related matters and anti-counterfeiting cases.

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Associates to watch

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Senior associate Yulia Kolchenko enters the rankings based on growing experience in the IP arena. She focuses on a range of IP issues and is particularly recognised for her trade mark litigation work.

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Associates to watch

Andrey Nikolayenko

Aequo

From the Chambers Europe guide

Senior associate Andrey Nikolayenko joins the rankings this year due to positive feedback from sources. He focuses on trade mark and patent litigation, and also supports the team on IP prosecution and portfolio management issues.

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Associates to watch

Arzinger

From the Chambers Europe guide

Senior associate Kateryna Oliinyk of Arzinger enters the rankings on the strength of positive client feedback. She advises on a range of IP matters, with clients highlighting her ability to "explain complex situations in a clear manner."

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