Kateryna Oliinyk

Partner, Attorney-at-law
About lawyer

Head of Intellectual Property practice at Arzinger, patent attorney of Ukraine, arbitrator for domain disputes under the UDRP and URS procedures, National Arbitration Forum (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA). She has more than 15 years of work experience in the field of intellectual property. Kateryna’s scope of competence covers all aspects of IPR protection (regulatory issues, support in court proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, unfair competition) as well as e-commerce, data protection and legal support for the technology, media and telecommunications industry.

  • Experience

    • Advised and developed IPR protection strategies;
    • Negotiated agreements on IPR management, on the creation and use of IP rights, including in the IT field;
    • Represented clients in court disputes related to IPR violations (trademarks, inventions (utility models), industrial designs, indication of the origin of goods, commercial names, copyrights);
    • Protected intellectual property rights on the Internet, supported a domain dispute resolution process, resolved domain disputes as an arbitrator in the UDRP and URS procedures (National Arbitration Forum (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA);
    • Supported the process of recognition of trademarks as well-known in Ukraine in administrative and judicial procedures.
  • Education

    Kyiv State Linguistic University, specialist for English and German languages and literature

    Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, specialist in commercial and labor law

    Institute of Intellectual Property and Law, advanced training in the field of intellectual property

    WIPO Academy, Switzerland

  • Public activity

    Katerina is a member of the working group organized by Hostmaster LLC (administrator of .UA domain) to implement the out-of-court dispute resolution procedure at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration Center under a unified procedure based on the UDRP (Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Policy). She participated in the development and improvement of e-commerce legislation and copyright protection on the Internet. In recent years, she has closely worked with the IT and telecommunication sector and was involved in the development of a multi-level Internet governance model in the Ukrainian Internet segment. Katerina is the author of articles on IP protection.

  • Recognition & Awards

    Participant in the ICANN58 scholarship program (Copenhagen, Denmark)

    Participant in the ICANN60 scholarship program (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

    World Trademark Review 1000 2017: prominent world trademark professional

    The Legal 500: recognized professional in the field of intellectual property

  • Membership in organizations

    American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Co-chair of the Intellectual Property Committee

    International Trademark Association (INTA)

    Ukrainian Bar Association

    IT Committee of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs

    Pharmaceutical Trademark Group (PTMG)


  • Languages

    English, Russian, Ukrainian,