SUBJECTS

Business Owners

Intellectual property is very important part of any business. Regardless of the field of activity, such IP objects need protection: trade name, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, results of workers creative activity (e.g. software), new technologies or devices that could be inventions (utility models), and so on. Underestimating the importance of intellectual property and neglecting the registration IP right objects in time can lead to the risk of negative consequences. For example, the unregistered trademark creates the risk that competitors will ...

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Medium and Small Business

For Medium and Small Business representatives the same rules of Intellectual Property rights treatment as for major corporations are applied: Absence of registered trademark may lead to “raping’ you name by the others as soon as your business turns into successful one. Without registered TM it will not be possible to launch a website in “.UA” domain extension. Your advertising may infringe other entities’ copyrights, and a copyright holder’s legal lawsuit will do serious problems to your business. Your product may infringe other ...

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Law Firms and Law Societies

Generally legal services market players fall into “law supermarkets” offering services in many practice areas, and “law boutiques” with a small area of expertise. Almost none of law firms in the world can say that its specialists provide services in all practice areas. IPStyle has a substantial experience in cooperating with law firms in Ukraine and other countries for providing IP protection services to their clients. Moreover, we provide interest representation for foreign law firms’ clients in Ukraine and CIS countries while having a good ...

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Non-governmental and Non-profit Organizations

Despite the non-profit nature of activity, non-profit organizations and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) require proper protection of their Intellectual Property and the analysis of their activity in terms of non-infringement of other entities’ rights. As to Intellectual Property protection, the attempts of external agencies to use well-known brands of non-profit organizations (charity funds, anti-corruption initiatives, democracy development and environmental protection organizations) for their own profit should be carefully considered. And it ...

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Universities and Educational Institutions

Educational and scientific institutions are very particular organizations in terms of Intellectual Property protection. On the one hand, they actively produce new IP objects while on the other hand they themselves use other person’s IP. Therefore, universities, research institutes, research centers are constantly assigned the task to protect their Intellectual Property rights – either from infringements by other educational institutions and commercial organizations or from their own employees who can assume all the rights to the invention ...

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