Konnov & Sozanovsky has been named the Law Firm of 2008 in the Intellectual Property Area

02.06.2008

Konnov & Sozanovsky has been named the Law Firm of 2008 in the Intellectual Property Area

The Legal Awards 2008 named Konnov & Sozanovsky as the Law Firm of the Year in the Intellectual Property Area. The award was presented to Konnov & Sozanovsky partners, Ms. Julia Semeniy and Ms. Tatiana Gluhovskaya, during the annual Legal Awards ceremony which took place at Hyatt Regency Hotel on May 30, 2008.

"We are very pleased to be highly evaluated for the second time for our work in the intellectual property area, which is one of the firm's major areas of activity. We are sure that in future the firm will justify trust as well as attain even more results, constantly increasing the list of professional achievements", - said Ms. Tatiana Gluhovskaya, the managing partner of Konnov & Sozanovsky.

The Legal Awards 2008 project was initiated by the legal periodical The Yuridicheskaya Practika. The lawyers and the law firms were awarded in twenty three nominations within the project. More than 200 leading lawyers and top-managers of the largest Ukrainian companies attended the ceremony. Konnov & Sozanovsky acted as a Professional Partner of the event.

Photo: Winners of The Legal Awards 2008. From L to R: Tatiana Gluhovskaya, the managing partner and Yulia Semeniy, the partner (Konnov & Sozanovsky)

About Konnov & Sozanovsky's activity in the area of intellectual property

Konnov & Sozanovsky provides legal services in the intellectual property area starting from the firm's foundation in 1992.

Konnov & Sozanovsky practice embraces a full range of legal services in the area of intellectual property including registration of intellectual property objects, protection of rights to intellectual property objects, in particular representation before courts, Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and other state authorities, legal support of transactions where intellectual property rights are involved, consulting on tax issues associated with intellectual property, IP due diligence etc.

Konnov & Sozanovsky has its office in Moscow as well as representative offices in Nicosia and London which are engaged, among others, in providing legal services in the intellectual property area.

Starting from 2007, Yulia Semeniy (attorney and from 2008 - the partner) is the head of K&S department for intellectual property issues.

According to the Ukrainian Law Firms 2008. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, in 2008 Konnov & Sozanovsky was ranked third among 5 leading Ukrainian law firms in the intellectual property area.

Konnov & Sozanovsky is included in Chambers Global 2008, an independent publication, as one of the leading Ukrainian law firms in the intellectual property area. Every year our firm joins the Chambers Global rate, which is performed in independent manner according to the questioning of the clients and the leading lawyers of the world in this area.

According to the rating of international publication PLC which Lawyer? published in 2008, Konnov & Sozanovsky is among 3 recommended Ukrainian legal firms providing high-quality services in the intellectual property area.

According to the results of voting held on February 9, 2007 by members of the board of the Ukrainian Bar Association, a Ukrainian non-governmental organization, Yulia Semeniy (Konnov & Sozanovsky partner), was elected as a Chairman of Committee for intellectual property and advertising law.

The IP lawyers of Konnov & Sozanovsky participate actively in public work, they are authors of numerous publications in Ukrainian and foreign specialized editions. Besides, lawyers of Konnov & Sozanovsky participate in lawmaking, particularly in developing drafts of laws on intellectual property issues.

About Konnov & Sozanovsky

Established in 1992, Konnov & Sozanovsky is one of Ukraine's leading law firms, with offices in Kiev, Moscow, London, Nicosia and Chernovtsy.

The firm provides legal services to Ukrainian and foreign clients in various areas of law, including commercial and contract law, competition law, copyright and media law, corporate law, intellectual property law, real estate, construction and land law, financial law, representation before courts, tax law, securities etc.

Konnov & Sozanovsky is included in the list of the Top 10 Ukrainian law firms (according to The Yuridicheskaya Practika periodical's rating for the period 1997-2007) and is a member of the international network First Law International. For additional information on Konnov & Sozanovsky, please visit www.konnov.com.