Attorneys Association “PwC Legal” in Ukraine strengthens its IP, IT & Data Protection Practices


PwC Legal in Ukraine welcomes Mariia Koval as Head of its Intellectual Property, IT & Data Protection Practices.

Mariia brings over 18 years of experience in IP protection with reputable Ukrainian law firms. She has advised many international and national companies on a wide range of IP issues such as the development of powerful IP portfolios, strategies for the protection of intellectual property rights, infringements of IP rights, including cases on the Internet, and the development of license, assignment and franchise agreements. Mariia has won numerous legal disputes concerning a variety of IP objects and has supported global brands to acknowledge them as well-known trademarks in Ukraine.

She has an extensive accomplishment record in IP law, antitrust, dispute resolution, and domain names disputes in various industries, including FMCG and retail, advertising & marketing, technologies, media, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and medical preparations, food and beverages.  

Mariia is a highly recognized professional in the IP field. She is recommended by the international legal ranking Chambers Europe, is named a leading IP lawyer by Best Lawyers, ranked by World Trademark Review 1000 as one of the leading IP practitioners in Ukraine, as well as included in the 100 Best lawyers of Ukraine national ranking. She is also an International arbitrator on domain name disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organization. 

Alexey Katasonov, Partner, Attorneys Association “PwC Legal in Ukraine” commented:

“We are very excited about Mariia's joining our team. The protection of data, technology and intellectual property rights are among the key elements in any strategy for being successful on the market, and Mariia has substantial experience in this field. I’m confident that Mariia’s remarkable expertise will help our dynamic IP, IT and Data Protection team progress to new heights and set new benchmarks for the market”.

Mariia Koval commented:

“I’m happy to join the PwC community of highly experienced professionals who are able to provide comprehensive help and protection to business covering a wide range of needs and creating value for business. Safeguarding IP rights is an essential part of business development and protection and I look forward to working with my new team and unlocking new growth opportunities for our clients”.

Mariia Koval
Head of Intellectual Property, IT & Data Protection Practices

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