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1 Intellectual Property

Pakharenko & Partners

Olimpiysky Business Centre, 72 Chervonoarmiyska Street,
Kiev, 03150, Ukraine
+380 44 593 9693
+380 44 451 4048

Pakharenko & Partners was established in 1992 and is one of the leading players among intellectual property and law firms in Central Europe with offices in Kiev, Ukraine, and London, UK. 

Main Areas of Practice:

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection and Enforcement; Anti-Counterfeiting & Anti-Piracy; Corporate & Commercial Law; Advertising & Media Law; Pharmaceutical Law; Competition Law; Commercial and IP Litigation.

The firm provides full IP service coverage to develop successful protection and enforcement strategies for our clients, covering the development of IP portfolio; acquisition and commercialization of IPRs; assistance in conducting market research and market monitoring; and management and enforcement of IPRs at national and international level. Pakharenko & Partners deal with all intellectual property assets, including patents (inventions and utility models), designs, trademarks and geographical indications, domain names, copyright and related rights and plant breeders’ rights.

Being at the heart of both domestic and international intellectual property regime developments strengthens the firm’s ability to keep its clients continuously updated regarding any changes affecting their intellectual property rights. The firm is dedicated to the principle of developing an effective IP system which allows businesses from all over the world to reap the rewards of their intellectual property assets. The company has assisted in the drafting of intellectual property legislation and now continues to act as advisors to a range of government agencies.

The firm’s lawyers have been involved in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy activities since the implementation of the relevant provisions of Ukrainian law on IPR enforcement. Pakharenko & Partners is a member of several international anti-counterfeiting organisations and is one of the founders of the Ukraine Alliance against Counterfeiting and Piracy (UAACP), a national anti-counterfeiting coalition aimed at increasing the effectiveness of intellectual property rights holders in the campaign against the trade in fake goods in Ukraine and in international commerce with Ukraine.

The company’s services in this field cover: registration of IPRs in the customs register and representation of clients following customs seizures; investigation of infringements; trap purchases; sending warning letters and notices to infringers; drafting and filing applications to the police in order to initiate criminal actions and cooperation with the police in preparation for raids; legal counseling on anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy measures and developing anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy strategies; and finally representation in courts in criminal and civil cases brought against counterfeiters.

The firm’s lawyers cooperate closely with the Ukrainian Customs Service in sharing information, coordinating actions, training customs officers and raising awareness of the best practices in combating counterfeiting and piracy.

Association Memberships: AIPPI, INTA, FICPI, LES, MARQUES, PTMG, IACC, ICC Ukraine and CIOPORA.