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Taras advises on licensing matters and IP rights transactions, registration of IP rights at patent authorities, anti‑counterfeiting and domain disputes. He represents clients before courts, law enforcement authorities and the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

He has over a decade of experience in representing clients in investigations to discover corrupted wrongdoings and further assistance to cure damages and recover business back to normal.

Recognition:
  • recommended specialist for Intellectual Property (Band 2) Chambers Europe 2018
  • recommended lawyer for Intellectual Property, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  • recognized expert in patent protection, Who's Who Legal: Patents 2018
  • leading expert in IP, Telecommunications Law, IT, Best Lawyers 2019
  • ranked among leading experts in trademark protection, WTR 1000 2018
  • recommended specialist for Intellectual Property (Band 2) Chambers Europe 2018
  • recommended lawyer for Intellectual Property, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  • recognized expert in patent protection, Who's Who Legal: Patents 2018
  • leading expert in IP, Telecommunications Law, IT, Best Lawyers 2019
  • ranked among leading experts in trademark protection, WTR 1000 2018
  • ranked among “Trade Mark Stars”,  Managing IP 2017
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Education:
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Worldwide Academy
  • Admitted to the Bar
Languages:
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Membership and activities:
  • International Bar Association
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
Representative experience:
  • one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in a dispute with the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine (Patent office) on extension of patent term for medical product;
  • a global pharmaceutical company on illegal use of its drug name by local producer;
  • Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie with respect to patent’s counterparts checks and invalidity opinions to allow entry of the medicines on the Ukrainian market;
  • UEFA on protection of IP rights during EURO 2012, the third largest sporting event in the world; ceased dozens of various IP infringements, ambush marketing and unfair competition acts;
  • Yahoo! Inc. in various trademark infringement disputes;
  • one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in a dispute with the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine (Patent office) on extension of patent term for medical product;
  • a global pharmaceutical company on illegal use of its drug name by local producer;
  • Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie with respect to patent’s counterparts checks and invalidity opinions to allow entry of the medicines on the Ukrainian market;
  • UEFA on protection of IP rights during EURO 2012, the third largest sporting event in the world; ceased dozens of various IP infringements, ambush marketing and unfair competition acts;
  • Yahoo! Inc. in various trademark infringement disputes;
  • Erste Bank before Anti-Monopoly authority on illegal use of client’s name by unfair competitor. The infringer was fined at a maximum possible rate;
  • Viacom and Paramount Pictures on the enforcement of IP rights and cease of sales of counterfeited products representing the client before customs and state authorities;
  • Viasat (Modern Times Group) in a complex multi-million court dispute on copyright infringement action for repayment of about USD 2 million damages;
  • 2XU Pty Ltd on overcoming refusal for protection of client’s key trademarks in Ukraine;
  • Schering Plough on cease of sales of counterfeited drugs;
  • a global pharmaceutical company on assisting DOJ and SEC on conducting FCPA compliance investigation;
  • an international construction company with respect to charges against its top-manager suspected in bribing local state officials; acting as an independent local expert for German enforcement authorities;
  • one of the biggest CIS commercial banks in investigation of the fraud and corruption matters.
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