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Michael Doubinsky

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Doubinsky & Osharova


Michael Doubinsky is the managing partner at Doubinsky & Osharova. He is one of the most respected IP market figures and is the top referenced professional. Mr. Doubinsky practices in IP consulting, mediation and litigation, including patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights and competition law. He has over 20 years of practice in litigation.


Michael Doubinsky has practiced IP law since 1993. By the beginning of 1993 in partnership with other colleagues he has founded the Russian-Ukrainian Patent Agency rendering services in acquiring and maintaining the rights on the objects of intellectual property in force. He was admitted as a patent attorney in 1995 and as an attorney in 2000. At the end of 2000 together with partners he established Doubinsky & Osharova. He took his PhD in Law in 2006 in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2007 Mr. Doubinsky became a corresponding member of Interregional Academy of Personnel Management. In 2008 he was appointed as a professor at the Public Law Department in Interregional Academy of Personnel Management. Michael has authored a number of publications in the sphere of intellectual property rights for leading Ukrainian legal publications. He is a frequent guest at various forums and seminars.


Ukrainian, English, Russian


 International Trademark Association (INTA);
 Ukrainian Trademark Association (UTA) – President;
 Ukrainian Advocates Association;  Ukrainian Group of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) – Vice-President;
 Ukrainian Association of Patent Attorneys;
 Association of Graduates from Kyiv National Technical University – on the Board of Administration.


 Kyiv National Technical University, Master of Sciences, with honors (1989);
 Kharkiv National Technical University, Manager in Intellectual Property (1995);
 Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, Master of Laws (1998);
 University of Turin and WIPO Academy, Master of Laws in Intellectual Property (2005).


Skiing, travelling and modern literature


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Specialist IP firm Doubinsky & Osharova is ‘a leader in its field’. Michael Doubinsky and Irina Osharova are leading practitioners. Yaroslav Ognevyuk acted for State Savings Bank of Ukraine in a case arising from the early termination of the Sberbank trade mark.

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