Angelina Jolie. Memes. Copyright
Intellectual property
Angelina Jolie. Memes. Copyright

The video of Angelina Jolie’s visit to a cafe in Lviv quickly went viral, with many memes and situational promotions. As an expert in intellectual property, I could not get past. I propose to review this case in terms of law and commercialization 💸 Video operator’s copyright? We assume that the author is an operator […]

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What can be patented, and why is it necessary to do?
Intellectual property
What can be patented, and why is it necessary to do?

Creative and intellectual work in the form of new inventions can be protected by a patent. So, why is patenting attractive? Generally speaking, a patent protects an invention from copying illegal use and provides the owner with a kind of “monopoly.” What is protected by a patent? A patent can be obtained for various types […]

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Don’t be like CITRUS or what to do to regulate your brand rights?
Intellectual property
Don’t be like CITRUS or what to do to regulate your brand rights?

A court recently banned “CITRUS” from using the site and trademark. Sergiy Barbashin, an attorney-at-law and managing partner at Trustme Law Firm, has analyzed this case regarding brands’ protection, division, and registration. Situation with Citrus What has happened to Citrus? The question is currently being resolved: who is the owner of the trademarks CITRUS, Citrus […]

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What is the GDPR and how Ukrainian companies may follow it
Intellectual property
What is the GDPR and how Ukrainian companies may follow it

Almost every Ukrainian company works with personal customer data. The rules require them to be careful about the protection of personal data, request only the necessary information, and prescribe clear policies for working with data. IT attorney Sergiy Barbashin at Trustme Law Firm works with IT and service companies, preparing the necessary GDPR and AML […]

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All the things about copyright in the gambling business
Intellectual property
All the things about copyright in the gambling business

Sergiy Barbashin is an attorney at law, managing partner at the Trustme Law Firm, described in detail the regulation of intellectual property (IP), its features in the field of gambling, and the operator’s procedure in case of existing violations. Sergiy, how often do you have to deal with intellectual property in the field of gambling? […]

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Concluding of the NDA: does it protect trade secrets and confidential information?
Intellectual property
Concluding of the NDA: does it protect trade secrets and confidential information?

What is the NDA NDA (non-disclosure agreement) – an agreement on non-disclosure of confidential information and trade secrets. The main provisions are enshrined in the Civil Code of Ukraine (Articles 505-508, 862) and the Commercial Code of Ukraine (Articles 36), which defines the concepts of trade secrets and confidential information, conditions of their use, illegal […]

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Comparative advertising, unfair competition, and what preferences gives registered TM
Intellectual property
Comparative advertising, unfair competition, and what preferences gives registered TM

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Can a court compare trademarks as an average consumer?
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Can a court compare trademarks as an average consumer?

The similarity of trademarks is the basis for refusing registration or dispute over recognizing the certificate as invalid. As registration, that means the use of such a trademark, contradicts the primary purpose of TM – to distinguish the goods and services of some people from others. The article considers the approaches to recognizing the similarity […]

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Copyright: nuances of registration and transfer of rights
Intellectual property
Copyright: nuances of registration and transfer of rights

The objects of copyright are works in the field of science, literature, and art. These can be computer programs, music with and without text, fine art, photography, jewelry, and more. An exhaustive list of works is enshrined in Article 8 of the Ukrainian Law “On Copyright and Related Rights.” Let’s understand: when copyright arises, whether […]

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Protection of industrial designs “in a new way”
Intellectual property
Protection of industrial designs “in a new way”

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