Intellectual property in Ukraine
Asters climbs to the top tier having brought over the team from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, which included associate Olena Kozhokar. Julia Semeniy leads the group and Mariana Polishchuk is another name to note. Ferrero and Biosphere Corporation are among the firm's clients. Taras Kyslyy, previously a counsel with the firm, joined Arzinger as a partner in 2019.
IP boutique IPStyle is 'one of the top specialist firms - respectful, polite and prompt', according to a client. Leading light Mariya Ortynska, 'outstanding' head of inventions Iryna Ortynska and 'dedicated' trade mark specialist Oksana Padokh are all recommended. Louis Vuitton Malletier and Danone are key clients.
Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners
Specialist patent, trade mark and design practice Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners is widely regarded as a leading IP boutique. Founders Valentin Mikhailyuk and Anna Mikhailyuk are leading lights in the market. The firm counts global leaders in food, pharmaceuticals, car manufacturing and personal care among its clients.
Sayenko Kharenko handles litigation, anti-counterfeiting, rights management and specific advice to IT sector clients on matters such as outsourcing. Partner Yaroslav Ognevyuk heads the IP practice. Oleksandr Padalka is a leading light. Counsel Oleg Klymchuk, who counts Anheuser-Busch InBev among his clients, and senior associate Volodymyr Smelik are also noted.
Arzinger handles the full range of IP rights management and litigation. Newly promoted partner Kateryna Oliinyk leads the practice and she assisted start-up company SolarGaps with managing core IP assets relating to environmental technologies and green power. Taras Kyslyy joined as a partner from Asters in August 2019.
Gorodissky & Partners
Juscutum Attorneys Association
Legal Alliance Company
Legal Alliance Company handles IP disputes as well as rights management and commercialisation projects. 'It has niche expertise in healthcare and pharmaceutics, and deep indusrty knowledge', remarks a client. 'Dedicated and committed' practice head Illya Kostin counts Alcon and Adamed among his clients.
Oleksandr Peremezhko & Partners advises domestic and international clients on the acquisition, development, protection and exploitation of IP rights. Oleksandr Peremezhko acted for Jaguar Land Rover in court proceedings concerning the early termination of the Jaguar trade mark, which was filed by the respondent.
SDM Partners LLC has a strong practice in the registration of IP rights, infringement cases, licensing and managing the IP aspects of corporate transactions. Serhiy Dzis is the key partner and he acted for a US food company in support of its global advertising campaign and the introduction of new products to Ukraine.
Synergy IP Law Agency
Synergy IP Law Agency has 'a well-qualified and competent team for all IP services'. Key partner Viktoriia Ostapchuk and litigation head Anna Kravchuk are 'attentive to details'. Kravchuk handled a pre-trial order to protect an internet trade mark for Panmed. Vivo Active and Medex are also clients of the firm.
Taylor Wessing Ukraine's team is part of a wider firm that is globally regarded as a leader in IP and IT matters. Its work encompasses trade mark and design registration, licensing, regulatory advice and patent litigation. Key contacts Olena Stakhurska and counsel Vasyl Pop-Stasiv represented a German design agency in a plagiarism claim.