Former Sayenko Kharenko Counsels Denis Krokhmalyov and Oleg Klymchuk have joined together to open a boutique intellectual property firm in Kyiv: Brandsfield Brand Care.
According to a Brandsfield Brand Care press release, the firm “specializes in brand protection and anti-counterfeiting, as well as IP and TMT matters for creative, innovative, and brand-driven businesses.”
Denis Krokhmalyov specializes in brand protection, anti-counterfeiting, and general legal support of different businesses, with consulting and 15 years’ in-house experience. According to the firm, “Denis has a unique background in implementing and managing brand protection strategies in 25 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus region."
Krokhmalyov has a Master’s degree in law from the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv and an MBA from the Kyiv National Economics University. Prior to this, he spent two years in-house with URS, three years with TNK-BP, seven and a half years with Procter & Gamble, and a year with Sayenko Kharenko.
According to Brandsfield Brand Care, Oleg Klymchuk’s practice includes “advising, prosecution, portfolio management, and litigation in various fields of IP law (copyright, trademarks, appellations of origin) as well as advising, administrative enforcement and litigation in the field of protection against unfair competition." According to the firm, “Oleg also focuses on enforcement of brands and designs against imitations and unfair exploitation. Oleg’s experience also includes advising IT & TMT suppliers on intellectual property, commercial/transactional, media, and advertising issues.”
Klymchuk holds an LL.M. from the Kyiv Intellectual Property Institute of National University Odesa Academy of Law. Prior to launching his new firm, he spent a year and a half with Alexandrov & Partners, almost six years with Noerr, a year with Asters, and six and a half years with Sayenko Kharenko.