Retail is a widespread business in Ukraine, which faces a number of issues related to the protection of intellectual property rights. As any market player, retailers should take care of protecting their own commercial name, registering the name as a trademark. Moreover, there is a tendency for supermarkets to produce their own line of products under their own brand (the so-called Private Lable). It is important to pursue the correct approach to the registration process of such a Private Lable in order to avoid third parties rights infringement.

Nowadays disclosure of confidential information by former employees became more frequent. According to the general rule, an affected entity cannot neither punish wrongdoers nor obtain compensation for such a disclosure because the information did not have a commercial secret status. We have a significant experience in processing the internal documentation of the enterprise and drafting agreements with the order of non-disclosure.

Our large, well-established team of experts helps our retail clients to secure their IP rights protection. We are well-known for successfully handling complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes through both opposition and other contentious proceedings.

We provide the following services in the field of retail:

  • registration of trademarks in Ukraine and abroad;
  • industrial designs registration;
  • representation of clients’ interests in cases of unfair competition (preparation and filing an applications, representation in meetings, defense against accusation);
  • analysis of advertising materials;
  • legal analysis and registration of documentation concerning processing of personal data in databases;
  • providing written consultations on the protection of intellectual property rights in the field of retail;
  • documentary securing of commercial secret at the enterprise (preparation of internal regulations, agreements on non-disclosure);
  • claim settlement, pre-trial settlement of disputes concerning consumer rights protection;
  • representation of client’s interests before courts;
  • other services, depending on your individual situation and request.

Our client-focused approach allows us to be flexible – preparing our advice to meet specific requirements, budgets and commercial goals. Contact us to find out more about our services.