News date: 8 October 2019
On September 25, 2019 “Ilyashev & Partners” trademark was recognized as well-known in Ukraine by the decision of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine. Currently, only about 200 trademarks have such status in Ukraine.
The decision on the consideration “Ilyashev and Partners” trademark as well-known was made on the basis of the collected evidence, among which was an exclusive sociological survey conducted in 6 largest Ukrainian cities: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Lviv, and Zaporizhia. According to the information received as a result of the conducted survey, “Ilyashev & Partners” trademark is known for 74.8% of the respondents, while 86.3% of them aware that this mark is used with regard to the legal services.
In taking a decision the Appeals Chamber of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, inter alia, took into account the duration of the company’s work on the market (more than 22 years), the volume and geographical region of the trademark use (in Ukraine, Ilyashev & Partners provides services through 5 offices), the degree of knowledge and recognition of the mark in the relevant sector of the society as well as the value associated with the trademark.
The recognition of a trademark as well-known provides not only unlimited legal protection of such an object but also makes it possible to obtain rights to it well before the date of the decision itself. Ordinary trademarks, unlike well-known ones, receive protection only from the date of filing the application, the registration period is limited to 10 years (with the possibility of extending paid) and legal protection does not extend to non-related goods and services.
Legal protection for the well-known mark “Ilyashev & Partners” is valid from 01.01.2015 and the scope of legal protection applies from this date not only to the services in respect of which the mark is recognized as well-known but also to other unrelated services and/or goods.
Founded in 1997, “Ilyashev & Partners” is one of the most prominent law firms in Eastern Europe. Today, “Ilyashev & Partners” employs more than 150 people in Ukraine, Russia, and Estonia with offices in Kyiv, Moscow, Tallinn, Dnipro, Simferopol, Odesa, and Kharkiv. The company is recognized by the most prestigious legal market researches, according to which it occupies a leading position in the markets of Ukraine, Russia, and Estonia. Among the key activities of “Ilyashev & Partners” are dispute resolution, international arbitration, international trade, the law of the sea, aviation, energy, real estate and construction, corporate law and M&A, antitrust law, intellectual property protection, labor and tax law.