Ukrainian IP boutique Doubinsky & Osharova is one of the most recognized and reputable companies on the legal IP market. The team is equally well-versed for prosecution offering and enforcement services, including legal investigations, cancellation and invalidation of IP objects and litigation. The team is retained by top IP rights owners to manage and defend their IP portfolios, and to handle commercialization issues (assignment, license, franchise agreements). It is noteworthy that the boutique introduced new “watching services” and “market monitoring”. Specific industry expertise encompasses life science, pharma and the chemical industry, FMCG sector, food and beverages, agribusiness, innovations. In 2019, the team gained a series of big wins in courts. In particular, the team successfully defended McDonald’s right to a well-known trademark and managed to prove the well-known status of “Мак” trademarks; protected Lukoil in Ukraine in a trademark  dispute against Luxoil, a Russian manufacturer of automobile oils; represented the interests of Jack Daniel’s in its dispute with the STRONGDRINK company related to recognition of the decision of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, obliging STRONGDRINK to change the label on the Black Jack alcoholic beverages it produces, as invalid; protected Toyota’s rights by means of early termination of international registration of the LEXUS trademark used by a Turkish textile company on jeans’ logos. The team has a solid portfolio of patent disputes with an explicit following by pharmaceutical clients like AbbVie Inc. and Novartis AG. The client roster contains premier names, among others, The Coca-Cola Company, Nemiroff Vodka Co, R&A Bailey & Co, Diageo Brands, IDS Borjomi Ukraine, Tiffany, Philipp Plein, BMW Group, Exxon Mobil Corporation. Managing partner Michael Doubinsky is one of the most respected IP lawyers in the country. Victoria Sopilnyak is praised for her strong IP litigation practice and essential litigation performance in representing pharmaceutical clients. Anton Koval secured a number of significant wins in disputes, and was affirmed for his good procedural knowledge. Senior partner Tatyana Shpakovich is in charge of the patent department and fields many years of experience in prosecution work.

Acclaimed boutique Pakharenko & Partners, with a lengthy presence on the market and expertise across the entire spectrum of IP issues, is called upon by major multinational corporations and IP rights holders with recognized brand names to manage their IP portfolios, and to handle prosecution and enforcement. The firm’s recognized strengths include many years of consistent fight against counterfeit and pirated products. The team supports clients’ rights protection at customs, and most recently acted on behalf of dozens of international brands. For example, Wenger S.A., GUCCIO GUCCI SPA, Burberry Limited, Puma SE, NIKE Innovate C.V., Moncler S.p.A, Coty Inc., Union of European Football Associations. The team prevented distribution of counterfeited goods via e-commerce platforms like Prom/Bigl, OLX, Zakupka and social networks. The firm continued to represent WD-40 Manufacturing Company, and successfully defended its well-known trade names in regulatory authorities and in courts. Special focus is made on long-term projects to develop a strategy for acquiring IP property rights to plant varieties in Ukraine. Managing partner Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson is an established authority in the market. Alexander Pakharenko is a recognized specialist with unique experience of fighting against counterfeiting and piracy. Evgeniy Kompanets is constantly active on anti-counterfeiting measures. Anastasia Mindrul is noted for her work in trademark prosecution.

The thoroughly accomplished IP practice of AEQUO offers a broad coverage of non-contentious matters and litigation, handling trademark and patent prosecution, copyright, advisory and transactional support. The team utilizes industry specific expertise within a number of sectors — pharmaceuticals, IT, electronics, agrochemicals, FMCG and art. Its IP litigation team has handled a number of precedent-setting patent, trademark and unfair competition cases. In particular, the team is known for representing Forbes in a trademark infringement action in a Ukrainian court, as well as advising on issuing a license for trademarks use in Ukraine and related regulatory matters. It is noteworthy that the team successfully protected Dr. Reddy’s product in a patent dispute against Genentech, Inc. Another resonant case is representing a major Ukrainian pharmaceutical company, Darnitsa, in a high-profile dispute on invalidation of one of the client’s most important trademarks on the basis of the well-known status of a competing mark. In 2019 the firm was vivid in counterfeiting matters, representing Richemont in anticounterfeiting efforts regarding their luxury brand portfolio, namely against PROM.UA, one of the biggest Ukrainian online trade platforms. Oleksandr Mamunya, partner and head of IP, is renowned as an efficient litigator and competent leader. Nataliya Dryuk, who was promoted to counsel, is especially focused on patent disputes in the pharmaceutical industry. Ganna Prokhorova is a senior associate who is highly visible on the market and was noted for copyright and related rights issues, as well as specific expertise in art law.[1]

The Kyiv office of international law firm Baker McKenzie possesses a sustainable IP practice encompassing protection, management and enforcement of IP rights. Given its global presence the firm is responsible for managing trademark portfolios of multinational companies (for example, British American Tobacco Group) and assisting various brands in securing and achieving their brand identity through respective trademark work in Ukraine. The office is known for its extensive anti-counterfeiting practice and successful results of online and offline enforcement campaigns in Ukraine against infringers. For example, the IP team represents Columbia Sportswear in a major anti-counterfeiting criminal case in Ukraine. The practice team is also involved in assisting client patent portfolios in various fields of sophisticated technologies and innovations, as well as the life science industry. Alongside other practices, IP practitioners assist global brands in structuring franchising and distribution relationship with their partners. The team actively applies new enforcement opportunities, including the modified UDPR action that has recently became available to domain names in the domain name zone. The key figures of IP practice are Ruslan Drobyazko, partner and practice head, and counsel Oleksiy Stolyarenko, coordinator of the IT/TMT industry group.

In 2019 the full-service law firm Sayenko Kharenko strengthened its positions on the IP legal services market, extending its versatility, clients list and expert team. The IP practice possesses the entire spectrum in its IP offering, from consulting to complex IP litigation and anti-counterfeiting enforcement. Among key highlights was protection of the rights of PJSC Oschadbank within reasonable timeframes for consideration of an IP case against a foreign bank before the Supreme Court; representing Bayer AG in patent litigation cases against a generic product; representing the Scotch Whisky Association in trademark opposition and unfair competition proceedings with respect to dissemination of misleading information. The firm acted in one of the biggest anti-counterfeiting operations in 2019, and provided legal support for a criminal case and police operation, which led to raids on more than a dozen production premises and seizure of more than 150 tons of counterfeit household chemicals. The firm’s client list takes in Sistema PROSECCO, Procter & Gamble, Ukreximbank, Myronivsky Hliboproduct, the Federation of Football of Ukraine and others. At the beginning of 2019, the firm made a number of strategic hires. The IP litigation and anti-counterfeiting heavyweight Yaroslav Ognevyuk joined with a team of lawyers from Doubinsky & Osharova, including Petro Shpakovich, who specializes in IP investigations and customs IP issues. Denis Khrokmalyov (previously — Procter & Gamble), anti-counterfeiting expert, joined as of counsel, and Denis Movchan as an expert with a police and Interpol background. Counsel Oleg Klymchuk acted as the executive dealing with transactional IP matters[2].

The well-equipped IP team of Arzinger commands a diversified offering that includes trademarks, copyright, patent cases, IP design and transactional IP. The extensive client portfolio includes significant names from pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, retail, automotive, HoReCa, agriculture, IT, telecom, media and electronics. In terms of management of the Rigo Trading S.A. brand portfolio, the IP team overcame provisional refusal and registered the sound trademark Haribo Jingle, despite the non-established practice in registration of non-conventional trademarks in Ukraine. Arzinger advised leading world publishing company BurdaForward GmbH on IP-related and licensing matters; developed and initiated complex patent protection strategies for Grundfos Holding A/S and Olicon AB (through Brann AB); represented Delta Wilmar group in its acquisition of the entire stake in PJSC Chumak from Dragon Capital, involving analysis of IP-related aspects accumulated as a result of preceding activities of the target. The firm advised multinational business groups on IP issues while entering the Ukrainian market. In August 2019, Taras Kyslyy joined the team as a partner from Asters. He is noted for special experience in patent litigation in the pharmaceutical sector. Kateryna Oliinyk leads the practice, and is noted as a strong specialist with part knowledge in IT and domain names disputes. The key team members are Tetiana Slabko and Mykola Rekhlytskyi.

Asters has a versatile IP practice, acting on IP rights prosecution and enforcement, transactional IP, licensing and assignment, franchising, unfair competition and disputes. The team is involved in several high-profile lawsuits and, in particular, represented Ferrero Group, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of confectionery, in pre-trial and trial disputes resolutions in connection with unlawful use of trademarks. Namely, large-scale selling of chocolate eggs that were imitations of “Kinder” and “Kinder Joy”, resulting in ceasing of such infringements. The team is also known for representing pharmaceutical companies in IP litigation. The practice team regularly acts within M&A transactions, covering IP transfer and licensing, and is experienced in unfair competition matters, inter alia, verification and clearance of advertising and marketing materials. Most recently the firm assisted Coverack Properties Ukraine in obtaining a license to use the trademarks “swissôtel” and “Pürovel” in Kyiv. The firm’s client list includes Biosphere Corporation, Mahle International GmbH, Miber AB, Millennium & Copthorne, Soremartec S.A., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Zwack Unicum Nyrt. The IP practice is headed by well-known partner Julia Semeniy. The key involvement in many projects was provided by the firm’s associate, Mariana Polishchuk.

At the beginning of 2019 AVELLUM officially launched its standalone IP practice backed by an impressive project portfolio with a particular focus on IP transactions. The team also handles complex cross-border IP litigation matters with a focus on protection of IP rights to trademarks, and renders advisory work, IP right clearance and transfer. The team advised Cornerstone Partners on IP due diligence and transfer of proprietary rights to IP created by the software developers of CoreValue. The IP-team assists, among others, international technology “blue chip” companies with a feasibility study on IP matters on entering the Ukrainian market, and advised founders of Ukrainian start-ups as well as venture investors, on IP matters. The firm advised Lonza AG on protection of its IP rights in the Internet; prepare oppositions against various trademarks that infringe Louis Vuitton’s IP rights. Among the most notable projects is IP portfolio management of the Roshen Confectionery Corporation, a consistent client of the firm, and recognition of the “Roshen” trademark as well-known in Belarus. In addition to FMCG, fashion and retail, chemistry and biotechnology, the IP practice accomplished a series of projects for clients in the IT, banking and energy sectors. Anton Polikarpov, counsel, heads the practice under the supervision of Mykola Stetsenko, co-managing partner.

The Ukrainian office of the global law firm DLA Piper provides IP advice to global clients and major Ukrainian companies, including prosecution, enforcement, disputes, customs enforcement, due diligence, licensing and franchise agreements. A significant share of projects traditionally involves managing a client’s IP portfolio in Ukraine and a scope of works related to transactional IP matters. The IP practice took part in one of the biggest deals in the Ukrainian telecom industry: conducted IP due diligence of the target company, advised on IP matters and telecom regulatory, in terms of the acquisition of one of the biggest telecom operators — VF Ukraine. Another noteworthy case was conducting IP due diligence, preparation of transactional and IP clean-up documents during the acquisition by Perion Network of Septa Communications (Captain Growth), a Ukrainian start-up which applies AI-driven technologies to marketing. The office has well-established positions in the IT sector, advising on R&D and technology transfer, personal data, IP structuring, etc. The IP and technology practice is headed by Natalia Pakhomovska, partner. Legal director Natalia Kirichenko is endorsed by peers for her deep technical knowledge, especially in the telecom sector.

In 2019, IP boutique Gorodissky & Partners enhanced its market position with important hires. The firm acts regularly on protection and enforcement of IP rights. During the reporting period, the company received certificates of trademark registration in Ukraine, patents for utility models and inventions; acted in court cases on the protection of IP rights. Among noteworthy cases was developing a strategy for protecting the IP rights of Facebook, Inc. against unlawful invasion, copying trademarks and logos, handling opposition proceedings. The team took actions to terminate pre-trial IP infringement on behalf of Instagram. Deere & Company, a leading producer of agricultural machinery, mandated the firm to protect its IP rights against violations, copyright on advertising video, photos, etc. In September 2019 Oleg Zhukhevych joined as head of the legal, trademark and design practice. Maksym Bocharov heads the patent practice.

In 2019 Gramatskiy & Partners boasted IP projects related to both consulting clients and their legal protection in court and extrajudicial order. The team has registered nearly 40 trademarks; worked with appeals by Ukrainian manufacturers on protecting their copyrights for industrial design; supported clients with complex franchising, licensing projects, software development, software code, technical software modules and complex IP objects. Among the clients are technology companies such as: KSTT Services, Global System Technologies, Skywind Tech UA, Technology Services, Labs Technology Services, Leadingworld Investments Ltd, Morpheus Games. IP practice is led by Borys Karas. The most complicated projects are overseen by Ernest Gramatskiy.

Ilyashev & Partners provides representation of clients in courts and state authorities and is especially known for strong litigation performance. The firm handles trademark and patent prosecution and enforcement, opposition, IP rights transfer, protection of copyright and related rights. During 2019 the IP team took part in several complex litigations. For example, the firm represents the interests of Bosca SpA in a lawsuit on the recognition as illegal registration of a patent for a utility model in NIVA Winery’s method of wine production; represents the interests of EBC Eastern Beverage Company Limited and Zaforpo Ventures Limited in cases involving claims against the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine regarding invalidation of the “Medoff” trademark and other trademarks; represented the Askania Group of Companies in court on invalidating Ukraine’s certificates for the “Mc’Corn” and “MacCorn” trademarks. The firm’s client list takes in SE Antonov, Xiaomi, Megainpharm GmbH, Omnipharma, VATI Holding, Mars Media Entertainment and others. The team is led by Mikhail Ilyashev, managing partner. In August 2019, Oleksandr Padalka (previously — Sayenko Kharenko), joined the team as a counsel. Irina Kirichenko and Dmytro Nikulesko are the key IP practitioners.

Konnov & Sozanovsky has a well-established reputation in IP prosecution, copyright protection and commercial arrangements. The firm is primarily active in the media and TV production industry, and often retained to represent its major players. In particular, the firm rendered legal support to Foundland Pictures Limited and WTF Film Limited in the course of the sale of rights for broadcasting of TV series and other television products, including licensing agreements; represented Kobza Film LLC in the acquisition of copyright to a film script. Sergei Konnov, senior partner, took part in the guidance of the IP practice.

Legal Alliance Company is known for its strong dedication to pharmaceutical and healthcare clients, and is well-rounded for sector specific IP issues. In 2019 the team handled significant litigations on patents for inventions, disputes challenging registration of trademarks, conducted patent searches, accompanied the registration of more than twenty brands in various areas of business. The firm successfully defended the interests of Berlin Chemie in courts in the case on appealing the order of the Ministry of Health on cancellation of the registration of a medicinal product. Clients of the firm’s IP practice include GSK, Lekhim, Alvogen, Geneva Labs, Movi Health, BELUPO. Illya Kostin and Nataliia Lavrenova lead the practice.

Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners, which have been working in the market for a quarter of a century and have a presence in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Uzbekistan, is an IP boutique rendering patent, trademark and other legal services. The company also specializes in domain registration, state registration of plant varieties, agrochemicals and pesticides and provision of regulatory services. Over the course of 2019 it filed more than 180 applications for patents for inventions and more than 980 applications for trademark registration to the Ukrainian Patent Office. In particular, the work of lawyers concerned the detection and termination of unauthorized use by competitors of patented packaging; preparation and submission of oppositions against registration of trademarks of the competitors of clients; prevent counterfeit products entering the Ukrainian market. The senior team includes Valentin Mikhailyuk, Vadim Mikhailyuk, Anna Mikhailyuk and Sergey Sorokolat.

Synergy IP Law Agency is a well-versed Ukrainian boutique, active on the front of national and international trademark prosecution, transactions and litigation. The team is endorsed by IP market insiders for deep knowledge and sustainable performance. The IP registration practice, as led by Viktoriia Ostapchuk, managing partner, registered more than 150 trademarks in Ukraine and more than 80 in other countries; accompanied 19 copyright applications. Its client roster includes VIVO ACTIV LLC, Rozetka Limited, AJAX, Forum Group Ukraine, Fozzy Group, LLC Domifarm, BPC Propharma Holding Limited, Apostera GmbH, European Protein Ukraine. ROZETKA.UA, a Ukrainian Internet shop and marketplace, an established client, constantly enlists the firm for trademark prosecution issues. In 2019 the agency represented its interests before the Ukrainian IP Office regarding the registration of 54 trademarks.  The team developed contracts for the work model functioning with restaurants, customers and couriers. Partner Anna Kravchuk is the head of transactions and litigation.

Absolute Law Agency continues to develop its IP practice. The firm defended the rights of a large agricultural machinery manufacturer in Ukraine, and obtained in an appeal court cancellation of a patent for an opponent’s utility model; accompanied the procedure of state registration of the logo of the famous public organization Ukrainian Esports Federation.

Ante Law Firm is primarily focused on the aviation and pharmaceutical sectors, advising clients on IP rights to their protection against unlawful encroachments. It represents the vast majority of international airlines, which operate in Ukraine, and several subsidiaries of international pharmaceutical companies, distributors of medicines and medical devices (Zdravo, Qatar Airways, Avialiga, Altris AI, Sanofi-Aventis Ukraine, Yaskravo LLC). The team runs constant support of Sanofi’s marketing activities in Ukraine, involving usage of their own and acquired objects of IP rights. The practice is being grown in cooperation with IT software companies. One recent project is legal assistance for Altris AI, a medical software start-up company, which now expands its business internationally. The IP practice is led by senior associate Kateryna Ishchenko.

The IP practice of CMS is represented by two offices — CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (with Olga Belyakova and Olexander Martinenko as lead partners) and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Maria Orlyk and Anna Pogrebna as lead partners). The teams provide complex support to their clients in relation to various IP issues, specifically on registration, transfer and structuring of IP assets, as well as their realization through commercial agreements and licensing, data transfer, copyright issues, act on trademark protection and patent infringement cases. The clients come from the sectors like IT and consumer products, life sciences, automotive, machinery, manufacturing, financial services, and technology, media and communications.

The IP practice of Dentons in Ukraine predominantly advises leading foreign companies on their regional trademark affairs, and also serves as a global counsel for some local companies and multinationals. The client roster includes some large brands in the life sciences. The office has particular strength in the area of licensing contracts and data privacy issues. The IP practice provided advice in relation to the drafting and negotiation of license and co-existence agreements; IP-related disputes; trademark filing and prosecution; IP due diligence and the IP aspects of transaction documents. In particular, the team advised Competera Ukraine on the transfer of existing IP rights to their headquarters. Oleg Batyuk, managing partner, leads the practice.

Eterna Law advises on legal relationships connected to the registration, prolongation and protection of trademarks in Ukraine and other jurisdictions; risk assessments of usage of the appearance of goods; protection of IP objects at the customs border, copyright infringement cases, franchise counseling, data protection issues. The firm advises national and international clients in luxury, telecom, retail, FMCG, IT, pharma sectors. The IP practice is supervised by Oleh Malskyy, partner, with the key contribution coming from Alina Podolyak.

INTEGRITES grows experience in consulting clients from diverse industries and protecting their interests in courts. Its current expertise includes copyright disputes; infringements of trademarks; audit of IP rights; protection of IP rights in the Internet; strategy for acquisition, management, and alienation of IP rights. Over the past year the firm increased the number of new cases related to IP rights protection. Clients come from aviation, manufacturing, maritime, transport, agriculture, fashion industries. In particular, the team defended the interests of VALAGRO, the leading company in the production and marketing of bio stimulants, on protection of IP rights infringed by the unauthorized usage of signs, advertising materials, packaging of goods by competitors; acted for Panasonic in cases on unfair competition on unauthorized trademark usage, considered by the AMCU. The head of the IP practice is Dariya Ganzienko.

Ukrainian law firm Juscutum has an established presence in the IT sector, and most recently gained inquiries from clients from healthcare, on-line business, franchising, online banking, media and entertainment. Recent highlights include advising BitFury on IP laws as well as on developing a compliant legal instrument enabling the transferring of state registries in Ukraine into blockchain technology; advising a US-Indian start-up with a R&D function in Ukraine on IP rights for programming codes and full transfer of IP rights from Ukrainian developers to start-up owners; advising on setting up an IP rights abuse team to address IP infringements in a timely manner; advised a Ukrainian government technology company structuring the transfer of IP rights as a contribution to the company’s share capital. Artem Afian, managing partner, is the main contact.

KM Partners maintains expertise on the issues of tax and IP. The lawyers provide assistance to clients from the registration of a trademark or plant variety to structuring of complex cross-border transactions related to the transfer of intellectual property rights, structuring the payment of royalties, representation in state authorities. The team leaders are Alexander Shemiatkin and Elena Bukuyeva.

Marchenko Partners is faced with issues of protecting the IP rights of clients in cases of combating unfair competition. One of the most significant cases in 2019 was advising NEXT Retail on unfair competition aspects related to illegal use of the client’s trademark by a local online shop and in opposition to dishonest registrations of trademarks by litigation opponents. The team’s recent portfolio included IP structuring, opposing illegal parallel import, domain name issues, applicability of UA DRP. The responsible partner is Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko, who specializes in antitrust and competition, and IP.

Peterka & Partners advises on protection, exploitation, as well as enforcement of the IP rights of clients, and defense against third parties’ IP-based claims. In 2019 the team was focused on protecting the geographical indication of the  origin of goods. The recent highlight is representing ABRO INDUSTRIES, a well-known American company producing top-quality automotive, industrial and consumer products, on protection of IP rights and the fight against the distribution of counterfeit goods. The practice head is Taras Utiralov, partner. The key team member is Stanislav Koptilin.

Redcliffe Partners advises a range of international companies on developing their trademark protection strategies in Ukraine, management of IP rights portfolios, acquisition of IP rights, combatting counterfeit and grey import, copyright, and unfair competition issues. The IP practice clients span pharmaceuticals and healthcare, chemicals, FMCG and food production, TMT, visual art, crafts and design industries. For example, the team advised Revita with respect to brand book IP legal protection in Ukraine and the company’s IP trademark portfolio registration. Selected publishable clients include BASF, Chevron, Next Level Racing, INKAS Group. Counsel Daria Valyavska left the firm. Visible on the market Maria Koval (previously — Ilyashev & Partners) joined as new practice head.

Salkom Law Firm has a well-rounded IP practice, in particular, copyright (special focus on legal protection for computer programs) and related rights, as well as industrial property objects — trademarks, trade names, inventions, industrial designs, utility models. The team is experienced in supporting projects in the field of show business, comprehensive protection of the rights of well-known performers and record companies, including from piracy. Other areas of focus are counterfeit goods disputes and protecting the rights of domain name owners. Salkom provided legal support for the acquisition by Ukrainian publishing company Pero of the copyright license in Ukraine to the characters of famous animated television series: Peppa Pig, SpongeBob SquarePants, 44 Cats, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It handled work for an international group of companies called Art Nation, which has an extensive portfolio of brands. In particular, IP lawyers advised Art Nation regarding IP rights violation on paintings by the famous Ukrainian village folk art painter Maria Prymachenko. Eduard Tregubov, managing partner, heads the IP and TMT practices.

SDM Partners is experienced in non-contentious and contentious IP matters, with an established client following from IT, technology, medicine and healthcare, telecommunications, advertising, media. In particular, the firm provided legal advisory services regarding IP requirements when introducing new software at one of the largest fast food services; development of IP rights in aviation construction. The firm represented an international media holding in various copyright disputes. Among others, the team handles preparation of contracts relating to IP rights’ arrangement (purchase, sale, licensing, franchising, etc.); improving the descriptive part of IP objects for the purpose of its registration; IP audits and due diligence of IP assets. The lead partner is Serhiy Dzis, partner.

The expertise of Skliarenko, Sydorenko and Partners in IP law extends to the transfer of IP rights, consumer protection, distribution and product safety issues, IP litigation and protection of infringed IP rights. The firm is known for advising a Ukrainian record label, Mama Music, on a full range of IP protection issues, including on a series of infringements of IP rights relating to a stage image of a Ukrainian showman. Oleksandr Skliarenko, the managing partner, supervises the team.

IP issues are part of each M&A transaction supported by the Ukrainian office of Wolf Theiss. In terms of e-commerce projects, the firm also acts on formalization of IP rights and the use of the IP portfolio. The highlight projects included preparing and filing an application for registration of the word trademark “HAIRDREAMS” for an Austrian-based company, representation of the company in front of the state registration authority; advising an online food delivery company on IT/IP issues related to its potential entry onto the Ukrainian market. Taras Dumych, managing partner, is the main contact.

The peers review revealed recognition of a number of practitioners from domestic firms: Benatov & Partners and its founder Daniel Benatov; Mariya Ortynska, IPStyle Patent Law Company, for her visibility on trademark prosecution front; Ilarion Tomarov from Vasil Kisil & Partners; Alexander Molotai, who recently joined LCF Law Group within the framework of amalgamation with law firm EVRIS.


[1]In September the IP practice team spun off and established Mamunya IP boutique firm.

[2]During March — May 2020 Denis Krokhmalyov and Oleg Klymchuk left the firm and co-founded BRANDSFIELD law firm.