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LEGAL ALLIANCE, founded in 1995, is today one of the leading Ukrainian law firms specializing in legal support to pharmaceutical companies doing business in Ukraine and CIS countries.

OUR CLIENTS represent the following industries: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer goods, medicine, cosmetics, para-pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biotechnology, agriculture and food products.

LEADING ASSOCIATIONS — AIPM Ukraine, APRaD as well as the EBA Healthcare Committee have chosen Legal Alliance as their legal advisor.

Intellectual Property

“In the IP practice, which is dedicated to innovation, even the most necessary changes are aged in parliamentary committees longer than your favorite whiskey. Under these conditions, we also have to be inventive in protecting the rights of clients all the time.” - Vitaly Savchuk, Counsel.

Legal Alliance Company actively works in the whole range of services - from legal advice before registering intellectual property to accompanying the most complex patent disputes.

The practice team has been repeatedly recognized by international guidebooks and research: The Legal 500 EMEA, Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences, The Best Lawyers International, etc. For the second year in a row, we are among the top ten companies in Ukraine in the field of intellectual property according to YurGazeta Weekly.


SERVICES

  • Inventions and utility models
  • Trademarks and domain names
  • Design (industrial designs)
  • Copyright
  • Trade secrets and know-how
  • Protection of competition in the field of intellectual property
  • Mediation and negotiation
  • Legal support in IP litigation
  • Patent search
  • IP portfolio audit
  • Naming of medicines and other products
  • Tax planning of transactions with intellectual property
  • Counterfeit and piracy protection
  • Construction of contractual models
  • Training for staffs on IP issues

EXPERIENCE

  • Protecting the rights of the trademark "Espumizan" in the court.
  • Protection of the rights of a British pharmaceutical company in a patent trolling case by a third party on the use of the utility model’s “QR code reading and applying” .
  • Accompanying a trademark rights dispute and domain name transfer between a US resident and a citizen of Ukraine.
  • Patent searches for the active substance in drugs.
  • Representing the interests of a foreign pharmaceutical manufacturer in a claim for invalidation of certificates for trademarks of a brand-name medical product.
  • Recommendations for the organization in the territory of Ukraine of a business model in the field of telecommunications.
  • Recommendations for the organization of business in the field of consumer lending.
  • Protecting client's rights in a patent trolling case.
  • Structuring transactions related to the creation, transfer and use of rights for complex objects of intellectual property.
  • Developing IP rights management model for creating an online and offline educational hub.
  • Complex legal support of the transfer of trade marks rights for several dozens of ОТС and RX products including the groups of antibiotics, antidepressants and other medicinal products of large pharmaceutical manufacturers.
  • Representation of a large foreign pharmaceutical company in a dispute over the protection of rights for the patented invention.
  • Representation of interests in the process of prohibiting the use and registration cancellation of a medicinal product of another international manufacturer.
  • Out-of-court settlement (mediation) of the conflict regarding the rights to the slogan “Freedom for the nose” between two international pharmaceutical companies.
  • Development and legal support of a multi-stage project for the protection of intellectual property rights for software.
  • Representing the interests of the client - a pharmaceutical manufacturer, in a dispute about the unlawful registration of a trademark by a distributor in Georgia.
  • Conducting patent searches for the active substance of medicines of more than 40 medicines.
  • Support of the case of counterfeit in Kazakhstan.
  • Naming for a medicinal product used in ophthalmology that meets the requirements of the law and the protectability of the future brand.
  • Participation in negotiations, drafting of documents and legal support of the transaction on partial free transfer of rights for software complex to state authorities
  • Legal support of litigation on trade mark rights protection and transfer of rights for domain name.

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