Intellectual Property

Any business is directly related to the rights for intellectual property objects – works, trademarks, industrial designs, inventions, etc. As in many countries of the world now in Ukraine intellectual property rights are often infringed, therefore, their proper protection is one of the priority directions of VigoLex activities.

To wide extend intellectual property is the exclusive right of the author and other rightsholders to the result of intellectual activity or individualization means

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    The concept of intellectual property includes the right for:

    • literary, artisticandscientificworks (whichincludessoftware);
    • performingactivitiesofartists, soundrecordings, radioandtelevisionbroadcasts (theso-calledrelatedrights);
    • inventions;
    • industrial designs;
    • trademarks, brand names, commercial names;
    • geographical names;
    • plant varieties, animal breeds;
    • databases, domain names and
    • otherrightsrelatedtointellectualactivityinindustrial, scientific, literaryandartisticfields.

    VigoLex professionals have experience in concluding agreements related to intellectual property objects, registering trademarks and other copyrights, obtaining patents for inventions and know-how.

    VigoLex also provides the services of representing the interests of rightholding companies in cases related to illegal use of marks for goods and services, unfair competition and other violations of intellectual property rights. In addition, the company actively cooperates with patent attorneys and the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property” (Ukrpatent).

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    Intellectual property is a set of rights that arise at the author or the inventor of an intellectual property object. The essence of such rights is the exclusive ability to dispose of and allow others to dispose of intellectual property.

    The objects of intellectual property are not acts of state authorities and local authorities, their official translations, state symbols, banknotes, emblems, etc., approved by state authorities, as well as messages about the daily news or other facts that have the nature of ordinary press information.

    It is possible to conditionally divide all violators into 2 groups – intentional and unintentional.

    Unintentional violators are those who violated copyrights without malicious intent or without understanding the essence of their actions (for example: using a photo without the author’s permission).

    Intentional violators are those who purposefully infringe a copyright (for example: creators of pirated content).

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