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Taras Kyslyy leads the Intellectual Property practice at EPAP in Ukraine.
Taras specializes in client representation before courts, law enforcement authorities and the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. He advises on licensing matters and IP rights transactions, registration of IP rights at patent authorities, anti‑counterfeiting and domain disputes.
His clients in intellectual property enforcement and transactions include Yahoo!, Viacom/MTV, Organon Schering-Plough, UEFA, Verizon, Viasat and others. He also advised finalists of TV shows: X-Factor, X-Factor 2: Revolution, X-Factor 3, during the conclusion of agreements with international recording company Sony Music Entertainment.
Mr. Kyslyy has over 10 years of professional experience in IP. His career started at the Ukrainian Parliament’s IP committee and then continued in leading Ukrainian law firms and IP boutiques.
Taras is recommended as one of the best experts in IP/TMT in Ukraine by Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, PLC Which Lawyer? and other authoritative legal directories. He is named among notable IP practitioners according to “Ukrainian Law Firms 2013” compilation by Yuridicheskaya Practika publishing house. According to the “Client’s Choice. TOP-100 Best Ukrainian Lawyers 2012-2013” research by Yuridicheskaya Gazeta publishing house, Mr. Kyslyy is recognized among the top lawyers of Ukraine in copyright law and intellectual property law. He is a member of International Trademark Association (INTA) and admitted to Ukrainian Bar Association.
Taras obtained his master of Law degree from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and also studied Intellectual Property at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Worldwide Academy.
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