Kateryna Oliinyk

Partner, Attorney-at-law
About lawyer

Partner of Intellectual Property and TMT 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 16 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

    Chambers Europe 2018-2022 recommends Kateryna in Intellectual Property.

    Clients appreciate her responsiveness, with one reporting: "She was constantly available and ready to support."


    WTR Global Leaders 2020-2021 includes Kateryna in its list in Private Practice: Trade Marks.


    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019-2022 recognizes Kateryna among the best lawyers in IP.


    Best Lawyers 2018-2022: Kateryna was highly rated in IP and IT law.


    The World's Leading Trademark Professional (WTR 1000) 2018-2020 recommends Kateryna in IP Practice


    Kateryna Oliinyk has been ranked GOLD in WTR1000 for 2019.


    National ranking “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients” 2018-2020 acknowledges Kateryna among notable practitioners in Intellectual Property and Information Technology.  


    The legal market research "Client Choice" 2018-2020 ("Yurydychna Gazeta") recommended Kateryna Oliinyk in IP.


    Participant in the ICANN58 scholarship program (Copenhagen, Denmark)

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


  • 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,