Intellectual Property

Understanding the importance of intangible assets in any modern business determines one of our key practices – intellectual property. We work with the legal aspects of trademarks, computer programs, inventions, know-how, and other objects that are relevant to our clients. We can provide you with the full range of services – from registration of rights to their protection against unlawful encroachments.

In the field of intellectual property practice we offer the following services:

  • legal audit of intellectual property rights of the client and its counterparties;
  • IP for pharmaceutical companies, IT, and airlines;
  • legal assistance while state registration of the copyright, trademarks, inventions, utility models, industrial designs in Ukraine and abroad;
  • conducting a patent search and search among trademarks and consultation regarding their results;
  • drafting licensing contracts and other types of contracts regarding acquisition and transfer of rights to intellectual property objects, technology, know-how, trade secrets;
  • legal arrangement of complex contracts, which combine intellectual property law objects and services, supply, ordering, etc.;
  • counseling on the protection of intellectual property rights against unlawful encroachments of third parties;
  • counseling regarding proper formalization of legal relations in the field of intellectual property between the employer and employee, assistance in creating all the necessary procedures and documents;
  • counseling regarding tax aspects of intellectual property objects` use;
  • conducting of civil, commercial, and criminal cases regarding the protection of intellectual property rights;
  • conducting cases regarding violations of the legislation on protection against unfair competition related to misuse of trademarks, commercial name, the appearance of products, etc.;
  • representation of a client`s interests before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property.

Our partners include professional patent attorneys and the best specialists in the field of search for patent information, which acquires special importance in relations with a foreign element.

A wide circle of the practice`s clients includes tour operators, travel agencies, international airlines, global pharmaceutical companies, distributors of medicines and medical products.

Legal 500 EMEA recognizes Ante as a leading firm in IP and recommends Kateryna Ishchenko.

Work highlights

  • The constant support of international pharmaceutical companies and international airlines’ marketing activities in Ukraine, involving usage of their own and acquired objects of IP rights and protection against unfair competition.
  • Defending the interests of Lutsk Foods JSC (Runa TM), which were violated by illegal usage of its trademark and product design by a competitor, before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.
  • Advising the representative office of Qatar Airways in Ukraine on all IP rights issues (including contracts, trademarks, advertising).

Ante is a legal advisor to the 360 degrees Theatre project.