Intellectual property in Ukraine


Practice head(s):

Nataliya Dryuk; Tetiana Kudrytska


‘Non-standard approaches to dispute resolution. team focus on the overall result.’

‘Attention and care 24/7.’

‘The firm and the specific firm members in which my team works with provide invaluable advice and resources in a country where my team does not have expertise and is not qualified to provide. In addition to providing legal advice, the firm also helps us to better understand the best legal practices and efficiencies given the geo-political landscape at any given time. ’

‘They are quick to respond and provide invaluable options for us in the country.’

‘Friendly, professional and knowledgeable team.’

‘There are three words that should be emphasized here to describe the entire Aequo practice: professionalism, innovations and success, of course. The key advantage of the company and its Intellectual property practise is that it always strives for modern changes in practice in accordance with modern realities. It strives for leadership and is a leader. This is evidenced by the number of cases won, projects implemented and awards received. The company is also about client focus and competitiveness in the legal arena of Ukraine.’

‘The team is very open and sincere, both in everyday life as friends and professionally. This is especially evident after communicating and working together with Tetiana Kudrytska. Aequo’s community is especially evident when you need help, and you can count on everyone’s support. To sum up, everyone I work with is an expert in their field and it inspires.’

Key clients


Du Pont


Charitable organisation “The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation”

Raiffeisen Bank

Darnitsa Pharmaceutical Company




Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.


European Business Association

Dr. Reddy’s

Naftogaz of Ukraine and Naftogaz Digital Technologies LLC

Solar Media Entertainment LLC

Media Group “Ukraine” (TV channel “Ukraina”)


Dragon Capital

Auto Hall LLC and Dok-DS LLC


Bosca Cora

X100 Holdings

Bilstein Group

De Cecco


Practice head(s):

Kateryna Oliinyk; Taras Kyslyy


‘This is a good practice with a decent reach across Eurasia. They helped us with some difficult work in the first instance and have shown themselves to be a useful and versatile legal practice both in their own right and as a channel to subcontract work in neighbouring countries through. their advice has been practical and largely accurate and have displayed a helpful and collaborative approach.’

‘Kateryna Oliinyk is a talented communicator and very supportive in our projects. She exhibits a high level of determination and is very outcome-focused.

‘Very professional, attentive to details, business oriented.’

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Olicon AB

CBS/Viacom (with Gowling WLG)


RIGO TRADING S.A. (Haribo Corporation)

Elsevier BV (RELX group)


HELL ENERGY Magyarország Kft (with Oppenheim)

Orange S.A.


Platinum GmbH CO. KG

Group of Companies Gradoil

JW PEI Brand Management Limited

The Good Plastic Company International Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing of Teva Pharmaceuticals in a landmark litigation against Merck involving Bolar, SPC and Martial IP Law issues at the Supreme Court of Ukraine as a model case, establishing an approach applied to further similar disputes particularly relevant for almost any patent related cases in pharmaceutical industry.
  • Representing Olicon AB in a series of patent disputes in Ukraine against a former business partner, which violated the Client’s intellectual property rights.
  • Representing the Haribo group before the National Intellectual Property Office in the landmark case of registration of the trademarks “Hola España” and “Vive la France”.


Practice head(s):

Julia Semeniy


Very strong team with deep experience in IP law, especially in courts and criminal procedure.’

‘Julia Semeniy, a partner, is a great lawyer in IP sphere. Igor Voronov is a very experienced attorney in criminal procedure, especially regarding economic crimes.’


Key clients

Car-Freshner Corporation

Ferrero S.p.A.

Home Box Office



Millennium & Copthorne


Soremartec S.A.

Work highlights

  • Represented Home Box Office in a dispute concerning the production and distribution in Ukraine of “Chornobyl”.
  • Represented Kuzma Skryabin, the holder of copyright and related rights in the songs of famous Ukrainian singer Andriy Kuzmenko (stage name Kuzma Skryabin), now deceased.
  • Advising Pharmagate LLC on infringement of the client’s trademarks.

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Practice head(s):

Ruslan Drobyazko


‘Best and most reliable IP practice in Ukraine. Go to for all of our clients.’

‘Oleksiy Stolyarenko is an excellent IP attorney and always a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

British American Tobacco

Work highlights

  • Advised BAT Group on all aspects of trademark protection in Ukraine.

Doubinsky & Osharova

Practice head(s):

Victoria Sopilnyak; Tatyana Shpakovich


‘During the current wartime situation in Ukraine, the Doubinsky & Osharova firm has continue to perform at the highest level of service. They are very knowledgeable in the trademark law and practice of Ukraine and provide excellent service, with a high level of responsiveness that is even more impressive consider the conditions under which they are working.’

‘Oksana Pogrebnaya and Tatyana Shpakovich are my primary contacts at the firm. As noted above, they are very knowledgeable in the trademark law and practice of Ukraine, very responsive and provide excellent service. ’

‘I have worked with DOUBINSKY & OSHAROVA for many years. There are a well-respected IP firm and have handled trademark filings for our clients for many years. They are highly knowledgeable and offer insightful and thought advice in connection with trademark matters in Ukraine. They are very responsive and have continued to operate during the Russian invasion and continued war. ’

Key clients

McDonald’s International

Societe Louis Vuitton Services

Discovery Communications

Gravity Co., Ltd

Jack Daniels Properties, Inc.

Basf SE

The Coca-Cola Company

Three Bears LLC

Nutrimed LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented McDonald’s International Property Co., Ltd. in a dispute over the rights on the well-known trademarks with the MC prefix, the family of trademarks with the MC prefix.

Ilyashev & Partners

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Ilyashev


‘I’ve had the privilege of engaging with Ilyashev & Partners and their team of exceptional professionals. Their commitment to delivering top-notch outcomes, coupled with their unwavering passion for IP and IT, make them a true standout in the field. I can confidently vouch for the outstanding quality they consistently bring to the table. Their team of skilled attorneys went above and beyond, ensuring not just success but also a memorable client journey.’

‘Mikhail Ilyashev and his staff exemplify professionalism and integrity. Proud to recommend them!’

‘Thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Mikhail Ilyashev and his exceptional team. I can confidently say that their commitment to excellence shines through every interaction. From their expertise to their unwavering dedication, they’ve consistently delivered outstanding results. Backed by their extensive knowledge, there’s no doubt that their expertise will serve you well in any legal issue you may face.’

‘Ilyashev & Partners is our go-to law firm. Their capable and stable team, extensive experience, and international reputation speak volumes. Grateful for their unwavering support in helping me achieve my goals.’

‘Mikhail Ilyashev has an incredible instinct and an unparalleled ability to guide you through the legal intricacies. I’m fortunate to have Mikhail by my side.’

‘Ilyashev & Partners is known for their commitment to creating added value for businesses and really strong client ethics. I find the firm to be extremely responsive, innovative and proactive. The team is efficient and quick, and each member of the team has strong knowledge in their field. The firm’s advice has proved to be sound; they are trustworthy professionals.’

‘Mikhail Ilyashev is an exceptional attorney and an influential figure in the legal world. His innate understanding of legal matters, coupled with his relentless focus on client satisfaction, sets him apart.’

Key clients

Ukrainian Red Cross Society

The Kellogg Company

The Kraft Heinz Company

Gustav Paulig

Ascania Group


TikTok (ByteDance)



Takeda Ukraine

Movi Health

Kalceks AS



SE Antonov

Sun-Tech Innovations

Hares Engineering

The Yael Group


Solaris Softlab


Work highlights

  • Acting for Ukrainian Red Cross on the termination of a violation related to illegal use of its emblem in Ukraine.
  • Protecting the rights of Saltivsky Meat Processing Plant in relation to a patent of a utility model.
  • Advising First Private Brewery on launching and conducting a digital campaign.

IPStyle Patent Law Company

Practice head(s):

Mariya Ortynska; Iryna Ortynska; Oksana Padokh; Kateryna Drobysheva


‘Very precise, responsive and proactive.’

‘Very skilled and client-oriented.’

‘KT Ukraine has been developing rapidly in the market for more than 19 years. The company is one of the largest national manufacturers of goods for repair and construction.’

Key clients

Nova Poshta LLC


RD Titan Group LLC


Secto Design Oy

Factory SIMI Ltd

MacPaw Inc.

Forest Stewardship Council A.C.

Saucony, Inc.

WePlay Esports Media, Inc.


Firm Olis Ltd

Sergio Rossi S.p.A.


Mehateks LLC

Promin Aerospace


Vasil Kisil & Partners

Practice head(s):

Ilarion Tomarov

Key clients

Robert Bosch GmbH

Yunona Kovalenko

Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraine LLC

Dattalion NGO

Public Association “Ukrainian Foundation for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving”

PressKom LLC

Trendformer sp. z o.o.

Avrora Group

McDonald’s Ukraine

Leeloo Marketing LLC


Practice head(s):

Mykola Stetsenko

Key clients

Aristocrat Leisure

Miniso Hong Kong Limited

GSH Trademarks Limited

Industrial Matrix

Work highlights

  • Advising Aristocrat Leisure Limited in connection with the $1.2bn acquisition of NeoGames.
  • Advising Miniso Hong Kong Limited on Ukrainian law matters in connection with protection of its trademark rights.
  • Advised GSH Trademarks Limited on Ukrainian law matters in connection with its trademark rights protection in India, Italy, Nigeria, Tunisia, Israel, Poland, Kenya, Peru, Sri Lanka and Brazil.


Practice head(s):

Maria Orlyk; Olga Belyakova; Borys Danevych

Key clients

Eli Lilly and Company

Johnson & Johnson (incl Janssen Pharmaceutica)


Work highlights

  • Advised multiple global leading pharmaceutical companies on and representing in a massive criminal investigation of counterfeiting of and illicit trade in medicines.
  • Advised a multinational technology company on license contracts and compliance verification in the CEE region.


Practice head(s):

Oleg Batyuk

Key clients


Work highlights

  • Advising Farmak on IP-related matters in connection with client’s acquisition of pharmaceutical marketing companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, together with the relevant IP rights and trademarks, and in a separate transaction, a Ukrainian business owning a product portfolio, selected assets, and IP rights and trademarks.
  • Advising an American multinational technology company focusing on e-commerce, cloud computing, online advertising, on intellectual property matters, in particular, regarding the right of publicity under Ukrainian legislation.
  • Advising one of the largest private charitable foundations in the world on IP related matters in Ukraine.

Juscutum Attorneys Association

Juscutum Attorneys Association

Practice head(s):

Peter Bilyk; Dmytro Paliushchenko


‘I loved the discovery process with the team, they were super diligent and scrupulous in preparing their questions and, later, the legal product. And it exceeded our expectations because the discovery process was so great!’

‘Loved working with Dmytro Paliushchenko, great professional, ready for any questions you throw at him and always comes up with the right answers. Was surprised multiple times by his out-of-the-box thinking and creative solutions suggested to our specific use case!’

‘The Juscutum team has been assisting our company for a year now. They have become a reliable and engaged legal partner we were looking for. We largely attribute this to the service we receive. Perhaps the key advantage of this team, in our opinion, is their proactiveness.’

Key clients


Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

PHOENIX 7 Ukraine


Practice head(s):

Natalia Kirichenko

Key clients


PJSC Kyivstar


Work highlights

  • Assisting Rheinmetall in drafting a cooperation agreement with Ukraine’s state-owned defence industry concern, Ukroboronprom on setting up a joint venture, with the purpose of maintenance of military vehicles, transfer of technology, joint production of selected Rheinmetall products in Ukraine and potential joint development of military systems.
  • Advising PJSC Kyivstar on acquisition of a majority stake in the business operating the system for medical appointments and interaction with medical institutions and pharmacies.

Legal Alliance Company

Practice head(s):

Vitalii Savchuk

Key clients

Pharmagate LLC

Modern Clinics, Inc.


Servier Ukraine LLC

Movi Health GmbH

US Pharmacia International

Mamunya IP

Practice head(s):

Oleksandr Mamunya; Ganna Prokhorova


‘Oleksandr Mamunya is a real team leader being an outstanding IP and legal professional, and an even better team manager and a point of contact for the client. Ilona Boliubash, Oleksiy Lukianov and Natalia Badora are his patent litigation team handling our matters in the court. They all are very attentive to details and skilled in the litigation procedures, we did not experience any troubles with them and are happy to continue working with all of them.’

‘Credible and confident: information received from them is correct. They keep their promises: they act as promised and agreed. They are responsive and available fast. They do the job fast. They communicate clearly and briefly – up to the point. ’

‘Oleksander is a Managing Partner and he delivers to the point advice when we request. His firm is our only contact for any IP questions. Mindrul and Reznytska are the best trademark attorneys for trademark registration and any related work. They always reply fast, and precisely estimate budgets and the terms. We are happy working with them.’

Key clients

Google LLC

Synthon International Holding B.V.

Alois Dallmayr Kaffee OHG

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Samsung Electronics

CO 100% life

Finik.Pro LLC


Yuga Labs, Inc

Toyota Motor Europe

Cersanit S.A.

No4GoPro, Inc.

Novo Nordisk A/S

Jeunesse Global Holdings, LLC

Grupo Bimbo, SAB de CV

European Business Association (EBA)

Sky Art Foundation

Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag

Viking Outdoor Footwear AS

Bumble Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Synthon International Holding B.V. in the long-standing complicated litigation case aimed at invalidation of the opponent’s patent for method of treatment of disseminated sclerosis.
  • Representing Toyota Motor Europe in a large-scale anti-counterfeiting program against unauthorised users of Toyota and Lexus TMs in Ukraine.
  • Advising Yuga Labs on trademark prosecution and portfolio management issues.


Practice head(s):

Oleh Karpenko


‘PETOŠEVIĆ stands out for its exceptional team of legal experts who combine deep industry knowledge with a forward-thinking approach, providing clients with innovative and tailored solutions that set them apart from other firms in terms of comprehensive legal support and strategic guidance.’

‘The individuals at PETOŠEVIĆ stand out due to their exceptional legal expertise, innovative problem-solving abilities, and unwavering commitment to providing client-centered solutions, distinguishing them from competitors, while I personally value their dedication to continuous learning and their collaborative, client-focused approach.’

Sayenko Kharenko


‘I would highlight the added value of their expertise with various Customs IP protection mechanisms, which the team used to strengthen the IP enforcement. The overall approach of the team is result-oriented and practical, which is backed up with their readiness to share the financial risks of litigation with the client by offering success-dependent fee, as well as flexibility in communications with the client – immediate reactions when needed, strategizing etc. ’

Volodymyr Hrunskyi is an expert in litigation procedures area, knowledgeable of proceedings possible moves and using those to the client’s benefits, with a practical advice always at hand.

‘SK’s IP practice always provides top notch legal service on any matter despite the complexity of the case. Always a client oriented approach aimed at achieving the best result possible in any situation.’

‘Oleg Klymchuk, prefoessionalism, client-oriented approach, solid background. Pavlo Kovalchuk, prefoessionalism, client-oriented approach, solid background. ’

‘SK team is especially strong in TMT matters, covering broad range of questions from contractual, to IP, to regulatory and disputes’

‘Oleg Klymchuk is my go to person for all things TMT in Ukraine. He is always on and provides quick and practical response to my questions.’

Key clients

Bayer AG

Sistema Prosecco


Scotch Whisky Association

Work highlights

  • Representing Bayer in numerous lawsuits on the protection of the rights to the invention under the Ukrainian patent “Substituted oxazolidinones and the use thereof to prevent blood clotting”.

Synergy Patent Law Agency

Synergy Patent Law Agency

Practice head(s):

Viktoriia Ostapchuk; Anna Kravchuk


‘The team offers effective and quick solutions with trademark-related challenges that arise for our company.’

‘We work mainly with Mykhailo Lyashenko and Viktoria Ostapchuk, who are both doing great work described above.’

‘Our experience of working with Synergy IP law agency is exceptionally positive. What sets this practice apart is their unwavering commitment to excellence in IP. The team’s unique strengths lie in their deep understanding of the complexities of trademark registration, not only in Ukraine but also in various other countries.’

Key clients

Rozetka.Ua, Llc (Ua)

Ajax Systems Cyprus Holdings Ltd

Sport Labs Group Limited

Private Joint-Stock Company “Myronivksy Hliboproduct” (Mhp)

Fozzy Group of Companies


Taylor Wessing Ukraine

Practice head(s):

Olena Stakhurska; Vasyl Pop-Stasiv

Ante Law Firm

Practice head(s):

Kateryna Ishchenko


‘Ante is our partner to handle our intellectual property rights worldwide with a deep understanding of the aviation industry. ’

‘Kateryna Ishchenko exceeded our expectations in every way. Her strategic thinking, attention to detail, and relentless commitment to protecting our rights were truly impressive. ’

‘The distinctive aspect of our collaborative experience lies in company proactive approach. Following a client’s request, the Ante Law Firm team delivers a comprehensive analysis, presenting various strategic options for consideration. Prior to formalizing the collaboration and making any advanced payments, clients receive a meticulously crafted report along with precise cost calculations. This level of professionalism is a differentiator that sets their apart in the market.’

Key clients

Theatre 360 degrees LLC

Bees Airline LLC

Deep 3D Studio LLC

Sanofi-Aventis Ukraine LLC

Perrigo Ukraine LLC

Lutsk Foods JSC

Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C. (Representative office in Ukraine)

Zdravo LLC

Dan-Farm Ukraine

Ekta Insurance Company

esparma GmbH/Aristo

Mr. Volodymyr Anfimov

NITA, the Ukrainian singer, songwriter, composer

CityCash LLC


Schnaider Enterprise LLC (KSENIASCHNAIDER brand)

Ms. Tetyana Kidruk|(Bearded Tamarin Publishing House)

DeLux Voyage LLC

NGO “Volunteer Hundred”

Work highlights

  • Advised KSENIASCHNAIDER regarding taxation of activities, related to collaboration with adidas AG including usage of trademarks and new design samples.
  • Assisted Deep3dstudio in creation of legal framework for work with models, talent casting and 3D scanning for the collection of human face textures.

Axon Partners

Axon Partners

Practice head(s):

Mykhailo Yudin


‘Creative thinking, flexible approach, detailed insights into emerging legal issues.’

‘Our experience working with Axon Partners was exceptional due to the knowledgeable team and timely deliverables from their side. They were open to all our questions and inquiries providing deep and quality advice. ’

‘Oksana Zadniprovska is an excellent legal professional who was a key contact from Axon’s side providing the services. She was dedicated and careful about our business and requirements. ’

Key clients

Saint Javelin





Elbax OU

Ukrainian Charity Foundation “Children of Heroes”

Arthouse Traffic

Josephine Jackson

Ethereal Crazy Corp

MakeUp Trading

Arc Ukraine


Online Radio Box


Crane IP Law Firm

Practice head(s):

Ivan Nikitchenko; Elena Polosmak


‘Their team is very flexible on my needs and deliver results very fast.’

‘We’ve had several cases during the last year. Olena Polosmak and Ivan Nikitchenko advise us and our clients in trademark protection cases in Ukraine and abroad. I want to emphasize how fast they respond to our inquiries and always apply the approach of deep dive into each case. They have exceptional expertise in the trademark protection field. ’

‘We contacted in Crane IP with Olena Polosmak and Ivan Nikitchenko. I can describe them as true professionals in trademark law and easy-to-communicate experts.’

Key clients

Podavach Inc.

Instanta Polska


Happy Belly LLC

Disqover Agency

Bank of Memories

Work highlights

  • Advised and assisted in trademark rights consolidation for a Ukrainian-based startup.
  • Assisting in obtaining trademark protection for Disqover Agency’s clients.
  • Assisting in all IP law matters for a Ukrainian producer of components for ice cream producing.


Practice head(s):

Borys Karas; Igor Reutov; Ernest Gramatskiy

Key clients

IT Enterprise LLC

PTS UA Services


Software Co-Work

KSTT Services

Skywind Group

PwC Legal

Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Katasonov; Anastasiia Yushyna

Key clients

AcSoft Inc. (Alpha Serve)

Platform 4 LLC

NovaPay LLC

SDM Partners LLC

Practice head(s):

Serhiy Dzis

Sergii Koziakov & Partners

Practice head(s):

Mykola Podpalov; Andriy Karnaukhov


‘Nataliia Iskhanova and her team understand IP generally but also how it all works in Ukraine — a great combo.’

‘Exceptional experts in intellectual property issues. Always know how to act both in administrative procedures and in private relations.’

‘The team is strong in matters of IP and is able to consult the client on various issues of patenting, trademarks, unfair competition by using intellectual property.’

Key clients

Suzhou Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd

TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd


Opel Southeast Europe LLC |Henkell & Sohnlein |General Motors

Henkell & Sohnlein

General Motors

Subsidiary Enterprise “Itron Ukraine”

PrJSC “Itron Ukrgas Meters Company”

Budhouse Group

Lenovo group

State Enterprise “Ukrspyrt”

Chinese Commerce Association

Fifth guard LLC

Fortive Inc

Wolf Theiss

Practice head(s):

Taras Dumych

Key clients

SMOK Ventures II Coöperatief U.A.





Perigon Inc., Delaware

Apalon LLC, Delaware

Centurion Holdco S.a.r.l.




Axon Enterprise


Yazaki Europe

Work highlights

  • Advising SMOK Ventures II Coöperatief U.A. on IP rights and contracts with key personnel.
  • Advising Snap on its IP rights.
  • Advising Nvidia, an American technology company which designs graphics processing units for the gaming and professional markets on its IP rights, particularly in relation to cross-border issues.