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Aequo’s team has a ‘great understanding of every aspect of IP’. ‘Strategic litigatorOleksandr Mamunya handled a number of matters for MTS, including trade mark disputes.

At Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office, Ruslan Drobyazko handled an anti-counterfeiting campaign for a multinational oil and gas company. Senior associates Oleksiy Stolyarenko and Yuliya Kolchenko are ‘clear, concise and practical’.

DLA Piper Ukraine LLCprovides an excellent service’, in part due to the presence of Natalia Pakhomovska, who handled litigation and IP protection for an international tobacco company. Natalia Kirichenko is also recommended.

Doubinsky & Osharova is ‘a leading IP firm’. Yaroslav Ognevyuk advised Amstor on the invalidation of contracts for trade mark transfer. Michael Doubinsky, Irina Osharova and Tatyana Shpakovich are also noted.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ team ‘works diligently to solve problems’. Taras Kyslyy is ‘a creative’ litigator. Clients include Viacom.

IPStyle’s ‘smart’ Mariya Ortynska advised Danone Ukraine on IP rights management.

Ilyashev & Partners’s Irina Kirichenko is known for her ‘innovative ideas’ and litigator Mariia Koval provides ‘exceptional service’. Clients include Megainpharm.

Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners’ team successfully reversed a refusal to protect an international trade mark in former Soviet states. It is a market leader in terms of number of patents, trade marks and designs registered. Valentin Mikhailyuk and Anna Mikhailyuk are noted.

Pakharenko & Partners advised tyre manufacturer Michelin on IP rights protection. Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson, Alexander Pakharenko and Elena Shamrina are recommended.

Sayenko Kharenko’s Nazar Chernyavsky advised Novomatic on IP enforcement matters against casinos. Oleksandr Padalka is also noted.

The ‘outstandingArzinger includes Kateryna Oliinyk and Timur Bondaryev, who handled IP infringement matters for Grand River Enterprises. Anton Polikarpov left the firm.

Asters is ‘very responsive’. ‘Wonderful negotiatorJulia Semeniy represented Ferrero in a dispute concerning the unauthorised use of the Nutella brand.

Key names at Borovyk & Partners include Alexander Zhikarev, Bogdan Borovyk, Olena Kyrylyuk and the ‘deeply knowledgeable’ Petro Borovyk.

At Dentons, Adam Mycyk and associate Oksana Horban advised Bojer Innovativ Ingeniør Rådgivning on IP and IT licences in Ukraine.

At Eterna Law, ‘sharp’ IP head Ilarion Tomarov and Oleh Malskyy advised Wefuture on registering its international trade mark.

Gorodissky & Partners’ Nina Moshynska is ‘helpful and efficient’ and Maksym Kravchenko is a ‘great authority on IP’. Clients include Disney Enterprises.

Boutique IP practice Juscutum Attorneys Association handles disputes and IP management, and is involved in drafting laws on internet copyright protection. Managing partner Artem Afian is the key name.

Legal Alliance Company’s Natalia Lavrenova advised USAID on an international software rights development and transfer project. Illya Kostin is also noted.

Marchenko Danevych excels in life sciences matters. Borys Danevych is ‘highly effective’ and Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko joined from Integrites. Clients include Novo Nordisk.

Oleksandr Peremezhko & Partners successfully defended Halla in a trade name dispute. Oleksandr Peremezhko is ‘a brilliant negotiator and litigator’ and Volodymyr Smelik is ‘an outstanding IP lawyer’.

Synergy IP Law Agency’s ‘advice exceeds expectations’. Viktoriia Ostapchuk, Alina Seroshtan and ‘extremely erudite litigator and trouble-shooter’ Anna Kravchuk are the key names.

Dmytro Gadomsky is the primary figure at Axon Partners, which ‘provides high-quality service for a fair price’. The firm advised ProZorro on IP rights transfer matters.

Highlights for CMS included defending mBank in a trade mark dispute with Bank Mykhailivsky. Litigators Olexander Martinenko and Maria Orlyk lead the team

Gramatskiy&PartnersAndriy Trembich advised Global Universal Trading on a $10m IP rights transfer. Mykola Voytovich is also noted.

At Integrites, Daniyil Fedorchuk and Serhiy Shershun are the key names. Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko joined Marchenko Danevych.

Jurimex Legal Solutions assisted IQ Production with IP matters arising from television film production. Yuriy Krayniak and Oksana Yefimchuk lead the team.

NOBLES’ clients include Oracle and Foodpanda. The team advised the latter on an IP rights transfer to its parent company. Volodymyr Yakubovskyy and Tatiana Iurkovska are the names to note.

At SDM Partners LLC, Serhiy Dzis advised a brick producer on the $3m acquisition and registration of IP rights.

Vasil Kisil & Partners advised an IT development company on securing rights for its software. Vladyslav Podolyak is the key name.

Wolf Theiss’ Olena Vardamatska advised William Hill on software licensing and regulatory law matters following its acquisition of a stake in NeoGames.

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