The most significant event in the field of intellectual property rights - IV Intellectual Property Forum (IPF-2017) was held in Kyiv on June 7, 2017, organized by Yuridicheskaya Practika (Legal Practice). Doubinsky & Osharova supported the event as the general co-partner.
Michael Doubinsky, the managing partner of the Agency, moderated the first panel discussion devoted to the “intellectual” judiciary. Under the most large-scale changes to the field of intellectual property,during the session, reforms of both legislation and authorities system, including the judicial one, were discussed during the session.
Anton Koval, an Agency’s partner, has moderated the IPF-2017's parallel section dedicated to the Patent Law, where participants discussed issues related to the development of Ukrainian legislation on protection of industrial property rights, patent protection in the pharmaceutical market and the main provisions of the draft Law of Ukraine "On the protection of the rights to inventions and Useful models."
Victoria Sopilnyak, an Agency’s partner, presented a report on the latest trends of trademarks judicial protection in the context of use of special knowledge during the "Trademarks and geographical indications" section.
Yaroslav Ognevyuk, a partner of the Agency, made a speech with the special report on "Futuristic trends of IP Rights Development."
At the end of the forum, the organizers have rewarded the best experts in the sphere of intellectual property. Doubinsky & Osharova Agency received the award for the lawsuit of the year in the field of intellectual property – "Oschadbank," and Yaroslav Ognevyuk was named the best IP lawyer of the year 2017.