Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners

Patent and Trademark Attorneys

IP lawyers


Intellectual Property lawyers of Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners are experienced in provision of the high quality legal advice and handling disputes related to IP matters in Ukraine and other countries of Eastern Europe.

Core competences of our IP lawyers

1. IP right protection for national and international trademarks, inventions, utility models, industrial designs, copyrights and domain names:

  • consulting and developing strategy in respect of IP right protection;
  • monitoring amendments to current legislation;
  • providing legal opinion regarding legitimate use of IP right objects;
  • drafting agreements (copyright agreements, agreements on division/assignment of property right to IP objects created in course of employment; non-disclosure agreements, distribution agreements etc.);
  • preparing the evidence base concerning infringement of IP rights (investigation and market monitoring, control purchase conducting, Internet page notary certification arrangement, gathering the official data/ documents from the competent bodies/ organizations);
  • preparing and sending the cease and desist letters, conducting the negotiation with the infringers for dispute settlement;
  • conducting pre-judicial negotiations;
  • initiating and legal support of the lawsuits (preparing and filing the legal claims, representation before courts of all instances);
  • protection of IP rights against unfair competition;
  • representation before anti-monopoly authorities;
  • representation before police and public prosecutor's office;
  • recordal of the IP objects in the custom register and further representation in the custom procedures;
  • consulting and taking over representation in case of illegal import / export of goods containing IP rights objects;
  • representation of the client's interests in the cases initiated by the third parties.

2. Oppositions, invalidation and cancellation procedures:

  • consulting and development of the optimal case strategy;
  • preparing and sending cease and desist letters, conducting negotiations with the opponents as the pre-trial measures for amicable settlement resolution;
  • drafting of commitment letters;
  • preparing, filing and further support of the oppositions in the administrative proceedings;
  • appealing the decisions of the Patent and Trademark Offices;
  • taking part in hearings of Appeal Board;
  • initiation and support of the court cases as for the invalidation and cancellation of the IP objects including the non-use trademark revocation;
  • conduting use investigation, accumulation of materials, securing and gathering of the necessary evidence.
  • preparing, filing and further support of the oppositions in the administrative proceedings;

3. IP lawyers of Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners also provide consulting and support in the cases as for the IP right disposition:

  • preparing the agreements as for the creation and disposition of IP rights;
  • preparing the co-existence agreements;
  • preparing license agreements;
  • reviewing of co-existence and license agreements for compliance with the current legislation;
  • conducting the negotiations and transaction support as for the domain transfer.

If you need legal advice or require any assistance in respect of IP right in Ukraine or any other countries where we operate please contact us, our lawyers would be pleased to assist you.

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