Mariya Ortynska gave a speech for the students at the VII All-Ukranian School of Intellectual Property Law

Viktor Almanoh


On 11-12 February 2017 in Kiev, the VII All-Ukrainian School of Intellectual Property Law, which is held byUBA Students League annually, took place. The purpose of the event – the popularization of knowledge in the field of intellectual property rights, the analysis of current legislation and actual judicial practice. School lecturers are the leading experts in the area of IP rights and the heads of law firms.

One of the first, who address to the students was IPStyle Director, Trademark and Patent Attorney, Attorney-at-Law Maria Ortinskaya. Mariya made a presentation about the global practices of struggle against infringement production. She offered to consider in detail about the expectations of market participants: what do TM owners, authorized distributors, manufacturers of counterfeit want? What do consumers want in the final analysis? Also the followings statements were discussed: whether the counterfeit is always a violation of trademark rights, and whether the infringement of TM is always a counterfeit. In conclusion, IPStyle Director talked about protection strategies against counterfeit, which are applied at the on a world-wide basis.

Law students actively participated in the discussion about the problems in the matter of business protection against counterfeit and also asked questions