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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.

Successful settlement of a dispute through the conclusion of a settlement agreement

Natalia Lavrenova, associated partner, and Nataliia Abramovich, associate at Legal Alliance Company, who represented a client in a court case on the prohibition of use and cancellation of trademark registration for medicinal products, due to intensive efforts and properly developed line of defense reached a successful settlement through the conciliation agreement.

In 2017, one of Legal Alliance clients became a defendant in a lawsuit on the legitimacy of the registration of two of his trademarks on medicines. For drug manufacturers such claims always have a double price, since the cancellation of the trademark registration and prohibition to use it have additional consequence, such as administrative procedures, changes in packaging and loss of sales that is experienced also by consumers.

The peculiarity of the case support was that there was no evidence from the client. Therefore, the lawyers of Legal Alliance Company had to conduct a thorough investigation to establish evidence and develop a legal position.

As a result, the evidence collected not only allowed us to take a firm legal position, but also opened the prospect for a recourse to court with a countersuit. This became an additional argument for the proposal to open negotiations and conclude a settlement agreement.

“The settlement agreement is not only the fastest, but also the friendliest way of resolving disputes for market participants. Every year everything around is changing faster than we want, and waiting for the desired result in court takes longer than the most pessimistic forecast,” said Natalia Lavrenova.

For all questions regarding this topic, please contact:

Natalia Lavrenova, attorney-at-law, associated partner at Legal Alliance Company, lavrenova@l-a.com.ua;

Natalia Abramovych, mediator, associate at Legal Alliance Company, abramovych@l-a.com.ua.

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