Intellectual Property and Digital Economy

Within the Intellectual Property and Digital Economy Practice, ETERNA LAW provides a full range of legal services to protect and defend the rights and interests of clients in the field of intellectual property and related branches of law. We help our clients to take advantage of all the benefits provided by both national and international legal systems, minimizing potential business risks associated with intellectual property rights, the use of high technology, data exchange and entrepreneurship on the Internet.

Cooperating with us, our clients receive professional legal advice and representation of their interests in all matters arising in these areas. Our services cover all the diversity of client’s business processes: from complex patent claims to disputes over trademarks, domain names, unfair entrepreneurship, information leakage, copyright and related rights, rights to objects generated by artificial intelligence, etc.

An important part of the Practice is the comprehensive legal support of clients’ projects. Our specialists advise on issues of disposal of intellectual property rights, protection of personal data, formalization of relations with employees and entrepreneurs involved, promotion of the project on the global stage (advertising, distribution and franchising), management and commercialization of patent and trademark portfolios, as well as ensure complete project documentation, registration of intellectual property rights and relevant transactions both at the national and international level.

ETERNA LAW’s team has obtained recognition in the fields of intellectual property, information technology, telecommunications and media, digital law due to its unique solutions and elegant concepts in order to achieve clients’ business goals, deep understanding of their needs and specifics of activities.

Our firm represents a wide range of clients: from startups to large corporations with a long history. However, regardless of whose interests we represent, ETERNA LAW strictly adheres to the principle of prompt and efficient achievement of the most desirable results for our clients. At every stage of the project, we constantly monitor the strategy applied. Moreover, we select the most optimal team of lawyers and other professionals to work on clients’ cases, which provides our clients with economically beneficial prospects with the highest quality of services ensured by a dedicated team of professionals supported by one of the leading national law firms.

The services of ETERNA LAW’s Intellectual Property and Digital Economy Practice include:

Protection of client’s rights and interests in the field of IP:

  • Representation of the client in the framework of protection of its rights to intellectual property objects in a claim procedure, judicial process, and administrative procedure;
  • Representation of the client in the process of resolving domain name disputes under UDRP and UA-DRP procedures;
  • Termination of the illegal use of intellectual property (including on the Internet), illegal import or export, leakage of trade secrets;
  • Representation of the client in case of receipt of a claim or lawsuit regarding infringement of intellectual property rights.

Support for the conclusion and execution of transactions in the field of IP:

  • Legal support for projects related to intellectual property (cinematography, programming, etc.);
  • Preparation of agreements on the disposal of intellectual property rights (licenses, order agreements, agreements on the transfer of intellectual property rights, etc.);
  • Advising on the formalization of relations with an employee regarding the creation of intellectual property objects under the employment agreement;
  • Audit of intellectual property in the process of business reorganization and sale;
  • Advising on the taxation of intellectual property.

Registration actions in the field of IP:

  • Legal support for the recognition of a trademark as well-known;
  • Legal support for registration / extension of registration of intellectual property objects and agreements on the disposal of intellectual property rights (in Ukraine and abroad);
  • Appeal against the decisions and actions of registration authorities.

Legal services in the areas of digital economy, entrepreneurship and advertising:

  • Advising and preparation of agreements in the field of use of artificial intelligence and computer programs to create intellectual property objects;
  • Advising and preparation of documents in the field of digital content and digital services;
  • Advising on the requirements and restrictions established by the advertising legislation;
  • Preparation of documents in the field of advertising production (contracts with persons involved, consents for recording, etc.);
  • Preparation of a package of documents for the client’s website (policies, offers, etc.).

Legal services in the field of personal data protection:

  • Representation of the client in order to terminate the unlawful processing of its personal data;
  •  Advising on the procedure, requirements and restrictions of personal data processing (including its cross-border transfer);
  •  Preparation of documents in the field of personal data protection (consents for personal data processing, etc.).

Partner, Head of Corporate & M&A, Head of International Trade