Intellectual Property Lawyers in Ukraine and CIS countries
Other Offices: St. Petersburg
Law Firm OverviewIPStyle 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.
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
Ms. Mariya Ortynska
Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademark
Mrs. Iryna Ortynska
Head of Dep of Inventions and Utility models
Intellectual Property, Patents
Ms. Nataliia Minakerman
Copyright, Domain Names, Intellectual Property, Licensing Law, Trademark
Ms. Oksana Padokh
International Department Lawyer
Copyright, Domain Names, Intellectual Property, International Law, Licensing Law
Mrs. Elena Polosmak
Head of the International Department
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Business Litigation, Copyright, Customs Law
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)
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Articles Published by IPStyle
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
12 July 2017 in Russia came into force a law amending the legislation regarding the pretrial settlement of disputes.Read Article
It’s an open secret that the pharmaceutical industry has been long striving for leadership in capital investments, research, innovations and new inventions.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
In different countries Patentability of business methods has always been the subject of controversy. Ukraine is not exception of this rule.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
If you have decided to register trademark in Ukraine, here are some general tips which you have to consider while achieving this point.Read Article
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.Read Article
Videos Provided by IPStyle
How to protect your Intellectual Property
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
How to Register a Trademark Abroad
Round table "The impact of anti-discrimination legislation on the adaptation of private companies wi
"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.