Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners

Patent and Trademark Attorneys

Our professionals

Founders

Valentin Mikhailyuk - the founder and head of the company

VALENTIN MIKHAILYUK

Senior Partner
The founder and head of the Company
patent and trademark attorney in Ukraine

  • 1972 - graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and obtained a diploma in Physics Engineering. For about 20 years Mr. Mikhailyuk worked in the sphere of licensing and patenting in the USSR academy of Sciences. In particular, he occupied the post of Head of the Patent and License Department of the B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
  • 1992 - the year of creation of the patent system in Ukraine – was certified as a specialist in the sphere of intellectual property and obtained Trademark and Patent Attorney Registration No.1. in the same year, he founded patent firm Prins-Group S.A., which later changed its name to Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners.
  • 2003 - was certified as a court expert in the field of IP Law.
  • At present, Mr. Valentin Mikhailyuk conducts court examinations, specializes in prosecution of national, Eurasian and PCT applications in a wide range of technologies, as well as provides assistance for Ukrainian and foreign clients in trademark and copyright prosecution, intellectual property licensing, industrial property infringement, unfair competition matters.
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English.
Anna Mikhailyuk - patent attorney in Ukraine

ANNA MIKHAILYUK

Partner
Head of the Trademark Department
Ukrainian Patent and Trademark Attorney

  • Graduated from Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University and obtained a diploma in Transport Engineering.
    Graduated from Scientific Research Institute of Intellectual Property and obtained a diploma in Intellectual Property Law.
    Graduated from Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs and obtained a diploma in Civil Law.
  • Ms. Mikhailyuk has been the company`s Managing Partner for more than 20 years.
  • Specializes in trademarks and design matters, mainly deals with search and filing of national and international trademarks, legal proceedings and contracts in the field of industrial property, industrial property infringement litigation, unfair competition matters.
  • Ms. Mikhailyuk and her department provide the full range of high quality legal services related to trademark registration in Ukraine, prosecution and litigation.
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English.
Vadim Mikhailyuk - patent attorney in Ukraine

VADIM MIKHAILYUK

Partner
Head of the Patent Department
Ukrainian Patent and Trademark Attorney

  • Graduated from National Aerospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute” and obtained a diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
    Graduated from Scientific Research Institute of Intellectual Property and obtained a diploma in Intellectual Property Law.
    Graduated from Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs and obtained a diploma in Civil Law.
  • 1995 - was registered before the Ukrainian Patent Office as a Ukrainian patent and trademark attorney and joined Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners.
  • Specializes in national and international prosecution of inventions, industrial designs and utility models in a wide circle of technologies.
    highly experienced in patent searches, legal proceedings and unfair competition matters.
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English.
  • Patent Attorney Mr. Mikhailyuk and his department provide the full range of high quality legal services related to patent registration in CIS countries, prosecution and litigation.
Sergey Sorokolat - patent attorney in Ukraine

SERGEY SOROKOLAT

Partner
Ukrainian patent and trademark attorney

  • Graduated from Kharkiv National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” and obtained a diploma inTechnical Engineering.
    Graduated from Scientific Research Institute of Intellectual Property and obtained a diploma in Intellectual Property Law.
  • 1995 – joined Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners.
  • Specializes in trademark and design matters as well as IT technologies.
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English.

PATENT ATTORNEYS

Juozas Lapienis - patent attorney in Lithuania

JUOZAS LAPIENIS

Lithuanian patent attorney

  • 1962 - graduated from Lithuanian Veterinary Academy.
  • 1974 - obtained a degree of Candidate of Biological Sciences.
  • 1977 - graduated from Lithuanian Public Patent Institute.
  • 1978 - 1981 - acted as a founder and a chairman of the Patent Office of Lithuania.
  • 1986 - became an associate professor.
  • 2004 - was admitted as a Lithuanian Patent Attorney.
  • 2010 - joined Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners for further effective cooperation.
  • Speaks Lithuanian, English and Russian.
Natalia Troitskaya - patent attorney in Kazakhstan

NATALIA TROITSKAYA

Kazakh patent attorney

  • 1975 - graduated from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Chemistry and Chemical Technology.
  • 1976 - worked as a head of the patent license sector of the Special Construction and Technological Bureau of Institute of Problems with Machine Building named after Pidgorniy of NASU.
  • 1996 - completed IP law courses of the Patent Office of Kazakhstan.
  • 2006 - approved her qualification as an IP specialist, passed the exam to be admitted as a patent attorney.
  • 2010 - joined Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners.
  • Specializes in patent searches, preparing and filing applications for inventions, utility models, industrial designs and trademarks, manages all paperwork related to these applications. Specializes in the field of physics and electricity.
Merab Kvimsadze - patent attorney in Georgia

MERAB KVIMSADZE

patent and trademark attorney in Georgia

  • 1962 - graduated in Physics from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.
  • 1962 - 1971 - a scientific researcher at Cybernetics Institute of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences.
  • 1971 - obtained a degree as a Candidate of Science in Physics and Mathematics at Post Graduate School of Ukrainian Radioelectronics Institute.
  • 1971 - 1983 - a senior scientific researcher at Cybernetics Institute of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences.
  • 1983 - 1992 - a senior scientific researcher and head of Nonlinear Optic Department at Volna Scientific Research Institute.
  • 1992 - 1997 - a head of Trademark Department at the Georgian National Intellectual Property Center Sakpatenti.
  • 1997 - 2010 - a deputy director general at the Georgian National Intellectual Property Center Sakpatenti.
  • 2003 - completed a general course on intellectual property of WIPO Worldwide Academy.
  • 2010 - 2011 - chairman adviser at the Georgian National Intellectual Property Center Sakpatenti.
  • 2011 - was admitted as a Georgian patent attorney.
  • 2015 - joined Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners.
  • Speaks Georgian, Russian and English.
Ulugbek Saydiev - patent attorney in Usbekistan

ULUGBEK SAYDIEV

Uzbek patent and trademark attorney

  • 1985 - graduated from Samarkand State Institute of Architecture and Construction named after Mirzo Ulugbek.
  • 1985 - 1988 - an engineer at Samarkand State Institute of Architecture and Construction.
  • 1988 - 1989 - a senior engineer at Samarkand State Institute of Architecture and Construction.
  • 1989 - 1990 - an assistant at Samarkand State Institute of Architecture and Construction.
  • 1990 - a trainee researcher at Moscow State University of Civil Engineering.
  • 1990 - 1993 - a candidate at Moscow State University of Civil Engineering.
  • 1994 - 1996 - an assistant at Samarkand State Institute of Architecture and Construction.
  • 1996 - obtained a Master`s degree at Business Administration of the European Union TACIS program.
  • 1996 - a chief specialist in the Business Support Department of the State Property Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  • 1996 - 1997 - a head of the Business Support Department at the State Property Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  • 1997 - 1998 - a head of the Municipal Office on Bankruptcy Matters.
  • 1998 - 2000 - a senior consultant of Post-Privatization Support Bureau.
  • 2000 - 2002 - a chief executive officer at Post-Privatization Support Bureau.
  • 2002 - 2003 - a lecturer at the Business School of Tashkent State University of Economics.
  • 2003 - 2004 - a trainee researcher at the Business School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 2003 - 2005 -- a senior Lecturer at Tashkent State University of Economics.
  • 2005 - 2011 - an associate professor of Tashkent University of Information Technologies, the head of International Relations Department, the acting director of Uzbek-Indian Center of Information Technologies named after Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • 2007 - 2011 - a full-time doctorate in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
  • 2011 - was admitted as an Uzbek patent attorney.
  • 2011 - 2012 - an associate professor at Tashkent University of Information Technologies.
  • 2012 - the head of management of Social Enterprises Department of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  • 2015 - joined Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners.
  • Speaks Uzbek, Russian and English.
Valentin Foksha - patent attorney in Moldova

VALENTIN FOKSHA

Patent attorney in Moldova

  • 1975 - a senior zootechnician at Kolhozzhivprom.
  • 1980 - graduated in Zootechnics from the State Agrarian University of Moldova.
  • 1981 - a junior research associate at Scientific Research Institute of Animal Breeding.
  • 1982 - a senior research associate at Scientific Research Institute of Animal Breeding.
  • 1988 - a Master in Agriculture at Scientific Research Institute of Animal Breeding.
  • 1988 - a head of laboratory.
  • 1990 - an academic secretary.
  • 2001 - a deputy director of science at Research and Practice Institute of biotechnologies in Zootechnics and Veterinary Medicine.
  • 2012 - a director of Research and Practice Institute of biotechnologies in Zootechnics and Veterinary Medicine.
  • 2017 - joined Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners.
  • Speaks Romanian, English and Russian.
Asel Obozova - patent attorney in Kyrgyzstan

ASEL OBOZOVA

Patent attorney in Kyrgyzstan

  • 2003 - graduated from Kyrgyz National University and obtained a diploma in Jurisprudence.
  • 2005-2009 - a lawyer at the Legal Advice of Pervomaisky district of Bishkek.
  • 2009-2016 - a leading specialist of the Law and International Treaties Department at the State Intellectual Property Service of Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzpatent).
  • 2019 - was admitted as a Kyrgyz patent attorney.
  • 2021 - joined Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners.
  • Speaks Kyrgyz, English and Russian.