The first “Gold” in 2017

Traditionally, at the beginning of the year an updated rating research edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 – World’s Leading Trademark Professionals is published with a focus on the companies operating in the field of trademarks protection. Thanks to the teamwork of more than 20 highly qualified lawyers headed by the managing partner Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson and the partner Alexander Pakharenko, the IP and Law Firm “Pakharenko and Partners” confidently holds the highest position in this prestigious ranking and is classified as one of the “gold” firms of Ukraine for several years in a row. In their comments the researchers point out that Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson “is held in the highest regard for the favourable outcomes she secures; while Alexander Pakharenko brings a wealth of A-to-Z trademark know-how to the table”.

Commenting on the overall economic situation in Ukraine over the past year, the researchers acknowledge a slight slowdown in the decline of our economy under usual political instability and a high level of corruption conditions that significantly interfere and deter foreign investments to the country. However, they express hope for upcoming positive developments in Ukraine, based on the concluded Association Agreement with the European Union that has improved anti-counterfeiting measures, while another significant changes – the State Intellectual Property Service liquidation, its function entrusting to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the establishment of specialized IP court – should improve the efficiency of the administration of IP rights. According to the guide, “there is an increased awareness among brand owners of the importance of protecting their intangible assets in Ukraine”.

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