IP is more than just a profession – it’s a passion!  It is truly an amazing area of practice that exposes you to more intellectual and finer aspects of human experience, such as art, creativity, and innovation. It has never been boring!

- Ganna Prokhorova

Professional’s profile
Ukraine

Stand Business Center, 14 Vasylkivska St., Kyiv 03040 Ukraine

P: +380 (44) 495-4500 E: mamunya@mamunya-ip.com
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Ganna Prokhorova

Counsel, Attorney-at-law

Ganna Prokhorova is an attorney-at-law, mediator, and arbitrator focused on Intellectual Property, and particularly trademarks, copyright and design, unfair competition, and art law.

Since 2005 she has been advising well-known domestic and international companies on the protection of intangible assets through a combination of monitoring and filing strategies, negotiating and drafting IP assignments, licensing and franchising agreements, as well as judicial and out-of-court defense against infringement and dilution.

Ganna has a profound experience in IP court cases and domain name disputes representing famous international brand owners. She is also regularly engaged in combating counterfeits and protecting plant varieties in Ukraine.

Ganna is a WIPO Domain Name Panelist under the UDRP and UA-DRP at WIPO (Geneva, Switzerland), and a URS Examiner at MFSD (Milan, Italy).

Ganna is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) (Hague, the Netherlands).

In addition, she has for a long time been in the leadership of several international and domestic organizations and associations, such as the International Trademark Association (INTA) (2015-2021) (member of the Copyright Committee and the Leader of “Works Made for Hire: Review of Legislation and Practice” Task Force covering 60+ countries, 2020-2023, member of the Bulletin Committee – Features, 2018-2019, member of the Anticounterfeiting Committee, 2016-2017), the European Community Trade Mark Association (ECTA) (member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, 2019-2022), the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (member since 2016), the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA) (member of the IP Committee Board since 2019), the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) (member since 2006).

Ganna is passionate about IP. Her emphatic, dynamic and flexible approach to handling matters, together with the ability to manage and foresee different issues in advance, and the solid network of relations with IP professionals worldwide, are the values appreciated by clients.

Education

  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 2018

  • State Institute of Intellectual Property, IP Law, 2016

  • The Hague Academy of International Law, 2015

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, 2007

  • Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman (KNEU), Commercial Law, 2006

Ganna Prokhorova is “extremely capable, very responsive and a pleasure to work with”. Her encyclopaedic knowledge of legal issues in the Ukrainian art market resulted in her appointment as one of the first-ever arbitrators at the Court of Arbitration for Art, the international forum for art law disputes.

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2021

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