Regime Diia City 2022: how to get resident status?
IT
Regime Diia City 2022: how to get resident status?

The rapid development of the IT sector in Ukraine has created a special legal regime Diia City, which is characterized by particular conditions for the activities of IT business companies. Diia City establishes new rules for cooperation with IT professionals. There is the possibility of attracting foreigners without obtaining a work permit. There are some […]

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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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Implementation of the registrars of settlement operations 2022
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Implementation of the registrars of settlement operations 2022

Registrars of settlement operations: who is obligated to use it in 2022? From January 1, 2022, natural private entrepreneurs who are payers of the single tax of 2-4 groups, regardless of turnover and field of activity (NACE, which are listed in the register), must work under the new rules. Now, they are obligated to use […]

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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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Diia City: status 2022
IT
Diia City: status 2022

The IT industry is one of the most promising and fast-growing sectors of Ukraine’s economy, demonstrating positive development dynamics from year to year. The relevant area is not regulated by special legislation, and the state does not apply unique mechanisms for the activities of IT market participants. In 2020, the Ministry of Digital Transformation proposed […]

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Tax regime for Diia City: what to expect?
IT
Tax regime for Diia City: what to expect?

On December 14, 2021, the Verkhovna Rada passed in the second reading the law № 1946-ІХ On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine to Stimulate the Development of the Digital Economy in Ukraine. ” This is one of the stages in implementing the Diia City regime. We have already written about the regime itself, issues, […]

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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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The president has signed a law on Diia City, but the regime is not yet working. We tell why and when to expect the start of working
IT
The president has signed a law on Diia City, but the regime is not yet working. We tell why and when to expect the start of working

On August 11, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the Law “On Stimulating the Development of the Digital Economy in Ukraine.” Thus, he launched a special legal regime for the IT industry – Diia City. However, in practice, this does not change anything for professionals and companies. We clarified when the regime would be launched and what […]

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How Diia City will affect IT companies and professionals. Review of the final version of the Bill 4303
IT
How Diia City will affect IT companies and professionals. Review of the final version of the Bill 4303

On July 15, 2021, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted in favor of the Bill No.4303 on “Stimulating the Development of the Digital Economy in Ukraine.” The DOU editorial board decided to find out how the IT-sphere will function in the new conditions. So we analyzed the bill’s final text together with Serhiy Barbashin, IT […]

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