Ilona Boliubash specializes in Intellectual Property litigation with a focus on patents and trademarks, as well as advises clients on copyright, collective management of copyright and plant varieties protection. Ilona’s expertise also includes domain name disputes under the UA-DRP, GDPR compliance, data protection as well as defamation cases.
Her primary focus industries are pharmaceuticals, IT and TMT.
Ilona has a profound experience in complex trademark protection projects, including multiple court disputes regarding series of trademarks of one of the biggest Ukrainian pharmaceutical producers (e.g., invalidation of the UA PTO Appeal Chamber decision) and a successful infringement case for a famous British engine manufacturer.
Ilona actively participates in developing her alma mater's moot court society.
She is a member of the Unfair Competition Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) (2022-2023), the Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Commission of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), WIPO ADR Young (WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center) and the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA).
Ilona is admitted to the Bar.
Ilona Boliubash took an active part in a variety of complex projects in IP and, inter alia, in the following:
A number of court disputes over the trademarks used as key trade names for the most popular medicinal products of one of the biggest Ukrainian pharmaceutical companies. The disputes included invalidation of the UA PTO Appeal Chamber decision re the competitor's TM, numerous trademark and patent invalidation cases against unfair market players, including the invalidation based on generic nature of the trademark.
Collecting evidence, drafting and filing the request, and subsequent recognition of several trademarks as well-known by the UA PTO Appeal Chamber.
Successful trademark infringement case for a famous British engine manufacturer which resulted in taking down the client's trademarks from the infringer's website.
Ceasing the illegal use of the world-renowned client’s trademarks in the domain names under the UA-DPR proceedings.
Representing the top multinational tech company in several litigation matters where early termination of the client’s TMs and invalidation of the Appeal Chamber decision on recognition of the well-known status of the TM is claimed.
Representing major innovative European lifescience company in a number of patent litigation matters, including patent infringement, patent invalidation and preliminary injunction matters.
Representing the world-known FMCG company before the Ukrainian customs authorities in the course of trademarks recordals in the IP objects registry, and fighting potentially counterfeiting activities.
Harvard Law School, CopyrightX Course, 2022
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Law, 2019
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, 2019