Intellectual Property Lawyers in Ukraine and CIS countries


1A Khoryva Street
Kiev 04071

Phone+380 (44) 393 40 12
Fax +380 (44) 394 50 64

Website ipstyle.net
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Other Offices: St. Petersburg  

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Law Firm Overview

IPStyle is an Intellectual Property with Head Office in Kiev, Ukraine, and Office in St. Petersburg, Russia, offering services for Ukraine, Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries.
Practice areas include trademark search, registration, and renewal; invention and utility model/patents and maintenance; copyright registration; domain names; geographical indication registration; intellectual property protection for plant varieties; patent translation; IP consulting, legal opinions, contracts, strategy, due diligence, and litigation.

Operating with honesty, integrity, and transparency, the legal team’s goal is to provide individualized legal services and loyalty, coupled with a high level of professional legal and technical competence. They have great attention to details and a strong understanding of business reality of clients’ industries and adhere to the strictest of privacy policies.

Serving national and international clients, IPStyle has so far obtained more than 3,000 Certificates for Trademarks, more than 500 Patents for Inventions, Utility Models and Industrial Designs for both Ukrainian and International Companies.

Founded in 2007 IPStyle becomes well-known as full-service IP boutique. Firm preaches strategic management approach to clients’ needs in IP sphere supported by high-level technical expertise in different industries.

IPStyle considered as one-stop-shop for IP and IP-related legal issues both by national and multinational corporations. The list of its clients includes Auchan, DANONE Ukraine, ROSHEN Confectionery, NOVUS, and other industries leaders.

Its team staffs with experienced IP lawyers, professional technical specialists and business advisers. We combine our legal and business services with the qualitative technical expertise and consulting.

Year this Office was Established: 2007

Languages: Ukrainian, English, Russian, German, Polish.

Areas of Law


Mariya Ortynska Ms. Mariya Ortynska
Managing Partner
Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademark

Iryna Ortynska Mrs. Iryna Ortynska
Head of Dep of Inventions and Utility models
Intellectual Property, Patents


Nataliia Minakerman Ms. Nataliia Minakerman
Copyright, Domain Names, Intellectual Property, Licensing Law, Trademark

Oksana Padokh Ms. Oksana Padokh
International Department Lawyer
Copyright, Domain Names, Intellectual Property, International Law, Licensing Law

Elena Polosmak Mrs. Elena Polosmak
Head of the International Department
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Business Litigation, Copyright, Customs Law

Of Counsel

Dmytro Kocherga Mr. Dmytro Kocherga
Head of Litigation and Contract Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Copyright



  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Federation of Appraisers of Business and Intellectual Property (FOBIS)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

More Information on IPStyle

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IPStyle News and Publications

Articles Published by IPStyle

 The Court Disputes Can Ruin the World of Blockchain

Thanks to Bitcoin and many startups, nearly all know about Blockchain since 2017. Banks, insurance companies, stock markets — is not an exhaustive list of the appliance of the Blockchain technology. Still, all of this can end in the way that not the entrepreneurs and innovators will rule the day, but the patent trolls.

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 Ukraine: Country without Opposition to Trademark Registration?

The opposition to the trademark registration in many countries is a popular tool for protecting companies’ interests. However, the availability of such mechanism in Ukraine has not yet resulted in growing demand for it.

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 Spell Legally: Font Designs as Intellectual Property Object in Russia

In Russia, copyright protection goes beyond the traditionally protected works of authorship, such as computer software or images. The recent court practice indicates that copyright protection law is applied to a wider range of copyrightable works. Copyright disputes over quite unusual objects, such as font designs, have lately become less uncommon. This overview provides a summary of a legal case involving the protection of exclusive IP rights in font designs.

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 Right of Prior Use in Russia: How to Prove?

Sometimes, to protect themselves from probable claims of patent holders in future, businesses “go on the offensive”. This is the situation where business entities that have made significant preparations/were engaged in the implementation of an intellectual property object eventually get to learn that a patent for an identical object has been obtained by another entity/person.

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 Trademark Use in Domain Names in Russia

Trademarks may be used on the Internet, including domain names and other methods of addressing. The signs similar to trademarks may not be registered as domain names without the consent of right holders of such trademarks.

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 Armenian Wines in Russia: Using Geographical Names in Trademarks

The law sets forth as to a number or trademarks registration requirements containing geographical names. In certain cases, such trademarks may indicate the origin of goods, while in other cases, they may be defined as geography-related fanciful names (names of countries, cities, rivers, etc.). Therefore, the official registration of trademarks containing geographical names requires the application of particular regulatory framework.

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 Patent Law Case in Russia: No Registration, No Rights

It is not uncommon for businesses to execute mixed agreements that can combine a number of general agreements envisaged by the law of Russia. In particular, non-defined agreements may be executed, since individuals and legal entities are free to specify any contractual terms and conditions, provided that they are not inconsistent with the applicable legislation.

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 Copyright Protection in Russia: Book Cover Designs

Books are copyrightable works protected under IP law. In addition, they may contain a number of certain copyrightable items, including illustrations and cover design. A legal dispute developed over a book cover that appeared in a film without the right holder’s consent.

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 Trademark Law: How Heineken “Hunted” in Russia

Trademark registration enables right holders to legitimately use their marks when introducing the goods under such marks into civil circulation. At the same time, only the proper use of marks allows protecting right holders in disputes, including those over the early termination of trademark registration.

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 Patent Trolls in Ukraine. Right of Prior Use: Defense or Attack?

A patent, as a title of protection, constitutes a sort of a ‘shield’ guaranteeing its holder a temporary monopoly on the use of a particular invention, utility model or industrial design, and on the prevention of any infringement of his legal rights to these objects. Such monopoly, by virtue of legislator's maintaining of a private and public interests balance, does not take ages and enlarge upon a certain area.

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 Fun Ukrainian Arithmetic of Patent Law: Can 20 be Equal to 25?

According to the Law of Ukraine “On the Protection of Rights to Inventions and Utility Models”, the term of patents on inventions is 20 years from the filing date. However, in some cases, this term may be extended.

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 Russia Forces Opponents to Negotiate Rather than to Litigate

12 July 2017 in Russia came into force a law amending the legislation regarding the pretrial settlement of disputes.

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 Legal Battles of Pharmaceutical Companies in Ukraine for Miramistin

It’s an open secret that the pharmaceutical industry has been long striving for leadership in capital investments, research, innovations and new inventions.

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 Protection of IP Rights in Software: How Microsoft Fights in Ukraine

According to the International Property Rights Index 2016 prepared by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), Ukraine ranks No.1 among the countries where intellectual property rights are infringed. In addition to websites that host pirated content and big torrent-trackers, the use the counterfeit software is still very popular.

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 Eurasian Patent: Special Requirements

If you have decided to grant a patent for invention, you have several options: national applications (protection in selected country); filing an application for a regional system - the Eurasian Patent; protection through the international application under the PCT.

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 Trade Wars for ‘Gray’ Import in the Ukraine

Recently, more and more Ukrainian holders contribute intellectual property objects to the Customs Register. Main purpose of this application is blocking violation of intellectual property rights while import and export, in other words, identifying and fighting counterfeit. One of the key issues of international trade and intellectual property is parallel or so-called ‘gray’ import.

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 Patentability of Business Methods in Ukraine

In different countries Patentability of business methods has always been the subject of controversy. Ukraine is not exception of this rule.

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 Court Practice in Violation of the Plant Varieties Rights in the Ukraine

Civil Code of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine ‘On the Protection of Plant Varieties’ determines that plant varieties property rights in case of infringement can be protected by court.

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 Trademark Registration by Distributors in the Ukraine

There is a substantial amount of issues that should be considered in details before entering into a legal relationship with the distributor in any country. Ukraine is not an exception.

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 Trademark Use Requirement According to Ukrainian Legislation

If you have decided to register trademark in Ukraine, here are some general tips which you have to consider while achieving this point.

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 New Legislation in Crimea - What Will Happen with IP in Russia?

Today there are a lot of unsolved problems in Crimea. Especially in law system. Because of the Crimea annexation, the population is forced to accept Russian citizenship. Likewise, legal entities must pass to the Russian legislation. Misunderstanding is also in IP questions.

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Videos Provided by IPStyle

How to protect your Intellectual Property

The easiest way to take over the business, without establishing physical control over immovable property — to take intellectual property: the right to use a trademark, patent, or site.

How can you protect yourself from enemies, competitors or even their own business partners, explain to Ukrainian business TV-channel Mariya Ortinska, Director at IPStyle Patent Law Company.

Why do you need to register TM

Logo, name, slogan, packaging - it all should be protected. Ignoring the necessity of registration of IP objects you can lose business, warns Mariya Ortynska, IPStyle Director.

How to Register a Trademark Abroad

Round table "The impact of anti-discrimination legislation on the adaptation of private companies wi

Mariya Ortynska took part in the round table "The impact of anti-discrimination legislation on the adaptation of private companies within the Ukraine-EU Association"
"Almost every Ukrainian food producers will be required to audit its titles, trademarks and timely access to other name." - said Mariya.
Association Agreement provides a great opportunities as well as Ukraine imposes not less serious commitment. And the main goal of every company should be analyze of all potential risks and threats in order to adjust strategy.

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