Taras Kyslyy

Partner, Attorney-at-law
About lawyer

Partner of Intellectual Property Practice and TMT Partner at Arzinger, Attorney-at-law, UDRP and Dispute Resolution Arbitrator at ccTLD .UA under the UA-DRP procedure of the International WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (Geneva, Switzerland).
Taras has over 20 years of experience in the field of intellectual property. His competence covers all aspects of IPR protection (litigation, protection from unfair competition, counterfeiting and piracy, alternative dispute resolution, IPR portfolio management, etc.) as well as e-commerce, data protection and legal support for clients in the fields of media, telecommunications, and technology.

  • Experience

    • Advising on legal issues and developing strategies for the protection of intellectual property rights
    • Representing clients in litigations related to infringements of intellectual property rights (trademarks, inventions (utility models), industrial designs, trade names, copyrights)
    • Protecting intellectual property rights on the Internet, including copyright protection, domain name disputes, resolution of domain name disputes as an arbitrator under UDRP and UA-DRP procedures (World Intellectual Property Organization, Switzerland)
    • Supporting the recognition process of trademarks well-known in Ukraine in administrative and judicial proceedings
    • Developing strategies to combat counterfeiting and piracy
    • Customs measures to counteract the import and export of counterfeit products
  • Education

    Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Law

    World Intellectual Property Organization Academy, Switzerland, Intellectual Property

  • Public activity

    Taras is an author of more than a hundred articles on intellectual property, media, IT and telecommunications. For many years, he has been involved in drafting laws on trademarks, inventions, copyrights and telecommunications in the context of his public activity in professional and business associations.

    Taras is a regular speaker in intellectual property, e-commerce and data protection events; he is accredited by the National Bar Association of Ukraine as a lecturer.

  • Recognition & Awards

    Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, World's Leading Trademark Professional (WTR 1000), Managing IP, Client Choice ("Yurydychna Gazeta") have recommended Taras Kyslyy among top experts in IP and TMT for many years.


    Who's Who Legal (2020) international directory praises Taras in Life Sciences - Patent Litigation.


    Taras Kyslyy has received individual recognition in the field of intellectual property according to Chambers Europe (2019-2022)Clients comment on his responsiveness and his quick grasp of detail, with one describing him as "one of the best IP lawyers in Ukraine."


    Best Lawyers 2021-2022: Taras was highly rated in IP, IT, Telecommunications and Technology law.


    Best Lawyers 2022 recognized Taras as the Lawyers of the Year in Information Technology Law.


    According to the Ukrainian survey “Client Choice. TOP-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine 2020" by "Yurydychna Gazeta", Taras Kyslyy is recognized among the best IT / TMT lawyers of Ukraine.


    Who's Who Legal (2019) international directory praises Taras in the field of patent law (Patents).


    Taras Kyslyy’s professionalism is rated by World's Leading Trademark Professional (WTR 1000) in IP practice.


    IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) notes Taras Kyslyy’s qualification in intellectual property.


    National ranking “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients” 2020 acknowledges Taras among notable practitioners in Intellectual Property. 


    According to the Ukrainian survey “Client Choice. TOP-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine 2018" by "Yurydychna Gazeta", Taras Kyslyy is recognized among the best TMT lawyers of Ukraine.

  • Membership in organizations

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

    Ukrainian Bar Association, Board Member of the Intellectual Property Committee

    National Bar Association of Ukraine

  • Languages

    English, Russian, Ukrainian,