We are deeply saddened to see the destruction of lives and property in Ukraine and the displacement of millions of its people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine, including its IP community. We pray for peace and a swift end to the war.
Managing IP has decided to suspend its research and publication of research content for Russia and Ukraine until further notice. We will, however, continue to accept submissions from firms in Ukraine. Any ranking for firms and practitioners in Ukraine found on this website is based on 2021 research information and may not reflect the current state of affairs (see the 2021 rankings here). Read about how global law firms in Russia have reacted to the war here.
The firm reviews below are based on the firm submissions we received in 2021. We will continue monitoring developments in Ukraine and share the news updates we receive on our 'News and features' page and/or, if appropriate, update the firm reviews.
Disclaimer: The information on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal or professional advice and may not reflect the state of affairs today. The information is provided for general information purposes only to help readers identify some of the IP legal service providers in this market. Please seek independent professional advice on the regulatory and legal landscape for IP law and practice in this jurisdiction.
Business law firm Aequo is recommended for contentious and non-contentious IP work in Ukraine. The firm’s IP practice is led by partners Nataliya Dryuk and Tetiana Kudrytska. The partners are supported by senior practitioners such as Mykola Kovinya, who previously worked for the Ukrainian patent office, and a team of associates.
Baker McKenzie is recommended for trade mark work in Ukraine. Its IP practice in Kyiv is led by IP partner Ruslan Drobyazko, who is supported by counsel Oleksiy Stolyarenko and senior associate Myroslava Koval-Lavok.
Gorodissky & Partners is a boutique firm specialising in IP protection and enforcement services. It has offices in Ukraine and links in neighbouring jurisdictions. Its Ukrainian office is led by copyright specialist Elena Biloshuk.
Nobles has an IP practice led by Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko, who specialises in competition law. Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko and his team joined the firm in 2021.
IP firm Pakharenko & Partners is highly recommended for IP protection and anti-counterfeiting work in Ukraine. Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson is the lead partner in the firm and is supported by Alexander Pakharenko and Elena Shamrina.
Marchenko Partners is now known as Ulysses.