Intellectual Property 

Intellectual Property:


Law and Patent Offices “Grischenko & Partners” was the first firm in Ukraine to combine in its activity legal practice and services on intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.

Since the day of the firm’s foundation in 1992 Grischenko & Partners has been offering a wide range of services in the field of intellectual property rights protection, their use and protection from possible violation. The cooperation of experienced patent attorneys, patent experts and lawyers secures a possibility of rendering complex services to our Ukrainian and foreign clients in the Ukrainian market and settling any matters in this area in full – from legal registration of the client’s intellectual property rights to their defense at court.

  Beginning from December 2015 the intellectual property issues are handled by a specialized division of the firm – Intellectual Property Law Firm Grischenko & Partners IP».

Industrial Property, Copyright and Related Rights

Intellectual property rights protection is one of the major areas of Grischenko & Partners’ activity. Our firm is permanently in the top five of the Ukrainian law firms in terms of volume of cases handled relating to obtaining and keeping in force protective documents for industrial property matters. Among our clients there are many national and foreign companies, including world-known developers and producers of various kinds of products.

Grischenko & Partners renders services on preparing applications for patents for inventions, utility models, industrial designs, certificates of registration for trademarks, as well as keeping them in force. Furthermore, our firm prepares documents for registration of copyright and related rights and agreements related to the author’s rights for works. Within the scope of this direction our firm renders advisory services on determining the best variant of protection of intellectual property matters available to the client and developing a general strategy of protecting its/his rights. For a client’s demand our qualified patent experts conduct high-quality examination of any types of intellectual property matters.

Attorneys of Grischenko & Partners draft and register agreements related to intellectual property matters, including license agreements, assignment deeds, franchising agreements.

Furthermore, our firm renders services on industrial property matters protection abroad, including according to the international procedure of patenting inventions and utility models pursuant to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (РСТ) and to the procedure of international trademark registration pursuant to the Madrid Agreement. We engage our partners in Germany, France, Great Britain, USA, Japan, the South Korea, CIS, Baltic countries and other countries of the world for such work. In the result of such cooperation our Ukrainian clients have a possibility of protecting their industrial property rights in the countries of their interests, working with our firm as their representative.

Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

Protection of intellectual property rights is an essential part of our practice, which demands engaging to our client’s cases not lawyers only, but also patent experts.

In the area of protection of owners’ rights, lawyers and patent attorneys of Grischenko & Partners successfully represent the interests of our clients before courts, the Antimonopoly Committee, customs bodies and authorities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as before other law enforcement agencies.

Grischenko & Partners successfully assists its clients in fighting against violation of rights for inventions, utility models and trademarks in the event of their unlawful use by third parties, as well as in cases of invalidation of protecting documents based on incompliance with patentability criteria of the protected matters.

Our firm also has a vast experience of participating in unfair competition disputes. All illegal actions in relation to clients of Grischenko & Partners are efficiently contested before courts of different instances.

Prevention of piracy and counterfeits of our clients’ products is another line of activity. Such services are often applied for by both Ukrainian and foreign companies. In the history of our firm there are a great number of won litigations, raids, seizures of counterfeit products. Among the clients, whom these services are rendered to, there are Ukrainian and foreign companies in the area of production of food products, household chemistry, tobacco products, software and other products. For those companies our firm undertook detecting and attaching counterfeit products achieving positive resolutions of relevant governmental authorities.

In partnership with agencies of internal affairs for one of the world largest manufacturers of gambling machines, we have prevented illegal use of counterfeit equipment. Together with the State Customs Office our firm has repeatedly precluded imports to the territory of Ukraine of counterfeit products of a top world food producer and of products of a known household chemicals manufacturer.

Thus, Grischenko & Partners can solve various tasks in the area of intellectual property rights protection ranging from representation of a client’s interests before court and other state power bodies to promoting execution of corresponding decisions for stopping violation of the client’s rights.