Firm profile submitted by Doubinsky & Osharova
Managing Partner: Michael Doubinsky
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 12 (and 12 patent attorneys)
Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian
Doubinsky & Osharova is a well known IP law firm based in Ukraine. The firm accumulated extensive experience in the judicial and administrative protection of intellectual property as well as in corporate and commercial consulting and litigating. Doubinsky & Osharova is a member of a number of professional and business associations, including INTA, AIPPI, PTMG, UBA, the European Business Association and the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine. The managing partner of the agency Mr Michael Doubinsky is a president of the Ukrainian Trademark Association (UTA). The agency is also listed in the Martindale-Hubbell law directory and has been rated by Managing Intellectual Property, a UK-based publication. Doubinsky & Osharova is recognised the best Ukrainian law firm in intellectual property according to the national research Legal Awards 2011, 2013 and 2015 held by the reputable Ukrainian legal newspaper.
The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services, including prosecution of patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, plant varieties, topologies of integrated circuits, appellations of origin applications and obtaining granted documents in respect thereto; registration of copyrights and related rights; post-registration administrative services, including patent and design annuities, trademark renewals, patent, design and trademark searches as well as other information services. Doubinsky & Osharova provides services on further use of intellectual property legal accompaniment namely: drafting and registration of assignment and license agreements, technology transfer; franchising agreements; consulting on different aspects of intellectual property use and protection; protection of intellectual property rights, litigating infringement cases and suppression of unfair business practices involving intellectual property assets. Furthermore, the firm advises its clients on various issues involving obtaining, keeping in force and enforcement of intellectual property rights, as well as issues covering domain names and e-commerce. Registered patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law of the agency successfully represent its clients before the Ukrainian Patent and Trademark Office, its Board of Appeals, the Anti-monopoly Committee of Ukraine, the Customs Service of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Institute of Industrial Property.
The firm has wide experience in protection of intellectual property rights at customs against counterfeit, grey import and cross import. The firm has total success in customs suspensions and seizures of infringing goods. The firm has also broad and positive experience in fighting against counterfeiting as well, that includes investigation of facts of production and distribution of the counterfeit goods in criminal cases, raid arrests of goods and maintenance of criminal cases in the court.
Doubinsky & Osharova represents its clients’ rights and interests in courts of general and special jurisdiction, including the Highest Commercial Court of Ukraine and the Supreme Court of Ukraine. It provides all kind of legal services at each stage of litigation: first instance courts, courts of appeal as well as courts of cassation.
The main principles of working with clients in the agency are: efficiency, experience and responsibility. The list of clients of Doubinsky & Osharova includes transnational corporations, major foreign and domestic companies that belong to absolutely different fields of economy. The firm works with manufacturers of alcohol and non-alcohol beverages, cigarettes, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, confectioneries, foodstuffs, mineral waters and many others.